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NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: hal
Date: June 17, 2020 02:54PM
[www.nytimes.com]
(same story minus NYT paywall: [www.msn.com])

It is WAY worse that you thought...

Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the president expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked,” citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey. “The pattern looked like obstruction of justice as a way of life, which we couldn’t accept,” Mr. Bolton writes, adding that he reported his concerns to Attorney General William P. Barr.

It is a withering portrait of a president ignorant of even basic facts about the world, susceptible to transparent flattery by authoritarian leaders manipulating him and prone to false statements, foul-mouthed eruptions and snap decisions that aides try to manage or reverse.

Mr. Trump did not seem to know, for example, that Britain is a nuclear power and asked if Finland is part of Russia, Mr. Bolton writes. He came closer to withdrawing the United States from NATO than previously known. Even top advisers who position themselves as unswervingly loyal mock him behind his back. During Mr. Trump’s 2018 meeting with North Korea’s leader, according to the book, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slipped Mr. Bolton a note disparaging the president, saying, “He is so full of @#$%&.”


there is SO MUCH MORE



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2020 03:00PM by hal.
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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 17, 2020 03:06PM
Colbert has it and will interview Bolton on Tuesday
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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 17, 2020 03:11PM
adding that he reported his concerns to Attorney General William P. Barr

I'm sure the DOJ will get right on that.
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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 17, 2020 03:29PM
The ham-f isted attempt to prevent publishing is done, the next ham-f isted attempt to prevent distribution is futile - toothpaste is out of the tube!


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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: hal
Date: June 17, 2020 03:33PM
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Steve G.
Colbert has it and will interview Bolton on Tuesday

a sign of the times... he should be on PBS newshour. Could you imagine Woodward/Bernstein doing Laugh-In?
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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 17, 2020 04:21PM
I'm suspicious. If the book works as a set of areas for journalists to look, this is a good thing however.
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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: Ted King
Date: June 17, 2020 04:45PM
I don't see any good reason why he shouldn't go before the House Intelligence Committee and testify about these revelations and more.
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Re: NYT has a copy of Bolton's book
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 17, 2020 05:00PM
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Ted King
I don't see any good reason why he shouldn't go before the House Intelligence Committee and testify about these revelations and more.

But only if he is “forced” to.

barf smiley
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