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CNN’s John King Says Mitch McConnell Was “Blindsided” by Bolton News

At the start of the Senate Impeachment trial, Mitch McConnell said that he would remain in lockstep with the President. This statement led to some criticism of the Senate Majority Leader from Alaskan Republican Lisa Murkowski.

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On Sunday night, the New York Times published a potential bombshell story which claimed John Bolton may discuss important impeachment details in his new book. According to CNN reporter John King, both Republican senators and McConnell have been “blindsided” by the Bolton report.

During the segment, Dana Bash noted, “[there is] a lot of scrambling, a lot of conversations going on among Republican senators right now based on this bombshell news.”

King then jumped in saying, “[McConnell is a] leader in the middle of something incredibly delicate who does not like to be blindsided, so Mitch McConnell has questions for the White House.”

“[Senate Republicans] are in the middle of a constitutional trial of the President of the United States and this has come forward,” King continued. “It is right in front of them. It’s like the fire department showing up in front of your house and saying, ‘That started on the night shift. We’re not gonna put it out.'”

For his part, Trump says that he did not read the advance notes from Bolton’s book.

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN: