John Bolton Claims That He May Be Willing to Testify Against William Barr
John Bolton had the chance to talk about his dealings with Donald Trump in the month of February. The former National Security Adviser, however, decided that he would rather save his experiences for a book. He’s been promoting that book for much of June.
There has been some talk about another attempt at having Bolton speak before congress. And during a recent interview with the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, he said he may be willing to do so. Bolton wouldn’t be testifying against Trump, though, he’d be testifying against William Barr.
House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff recently said of calling Bolton, “But, you know, we do need I think to expose the length and breadth of this president’s depravity and how much it is endangering the country. So those facts are going to need to come out and we are discussing with the Speaker and my fellow chairs just how to do that.”
After Costa asked the former National Security Adviser about the possibility, he replied, “I’ll certainly consider it if and when it comes up and consult with my lawyers and try and do the right thing.”
Bolton was then asked about William Barr and the firing of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman. When asked if he’d testify about his knowledge of the situation, he responded:
“You know I’d rather not get into a hypothetical. Let’s see what they do. The way they mishandled the impeachment inquiry gives me pause, I have to say — especially in light of the circumstances and things that President Trump has done to prevent the book itself from being from being published.”