Flashback: Schiff Says John Bolton Has “Lack Of Credibility” As Resurfaced Video Clips Ruin 11th Hour Hail Mary

January 30, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Several resurfaced clips concerning former national security adviser John Bolton reveal that Democrats, in particular Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said his 11th hour impeachment messiah had a “lack of credibility,” and was prone to “conspiracy theories– and that Bolton thought there was nothing untoward about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine.

This is someone who’s likely to exaggerate the dangerous impulses of the president toward belligerence, his proclivity to act without thinking, and his love of conspiracy theories,” Schiff told MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow during a March 22, 2018 appearance (via Fox News) after Bolton was named national security adviser.

“And I’ll, you know, just add one data point to what you were talking about earlier, John Bolton once suggested on Fox News that the Russian hack of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] was a false flag operation that had been conducted by the Obama administration,” Schiff continued. “So, you add that kind of thinking to [former U.S. attorney] Joe diGenova and you have another big dose of unreality in the White House.”

And in another clip posted by Donald Trump Jr. from 2005, Schiff asks during the Bush administration “why we would want someone” like Bolton “with that lack of credibility.

Mr. Bolton has been AWOL – he’s been focused more on the next job than doing well at the last job – and particularly given the history, where we’ve had the politicization of intelligence over WMD. Why we would pick someone who the very same issue has been raised repeatedly – that is John Bolton’s politicization of the intelligence he got on Cuba and on the other issues. Why would we want someone with that lack of credibility, I can’t understand.


As Fox News notes, “Then-Sen. Barack Obama, in 2005, echoed those arguments, calling Bolton “damaged goods” whose appointment as ambassador means “we will have less credibility and ironically be less equipped to reform the United Nations in the way that it needs to be reformed.”

Obama separately had said that Bolton “bullies, marginalizes and undermines those who do not agree with him.” Other prominent Democrats agreed at the time.”

Now, however, Schiff loves the guy – telling CNN on Monday that Bolton is “essential to the “search for truth.”

“I think for the senators, and I’m just not talking about the four that have been so much the focus of attention, for every senator, Democrat and Republican, I don’t know how you can explain that you wanted a search for the truth in this trial and say you don’t want to hear from a witness who had a direct conversation about the central allegation in the articles of impeachment,” Schiff said on CNN’s “New Day.”

Bolton himself had said in the past that he would be more than willing to lie if he felt it was in the nation’s interest.

“If I had to say something I knew was false to protect American national security, I would do it,” Bolton said in an interview with Fox Business in 2010. –Fox News

And on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted an August 2019 clip of Bolton in which he made no mention of any quid pro quo, and that battling “corruption” was a “high priority” for the White House. Bolton said that Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s new President, Volodomyr Zelensky, was “cordial.”

via zerohedge

Recent Comments

  1. john z

    January 30, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

    Yup it looked like Shifty was going to wet his underware when war hawk Johnny B was going to give fake news something to sell. Poor stupid Shifty he worked hard manufacturing stories for his pals running fake news outlets and kept taking flak for his anti American and idenitity team.

    • travis

      January 30, 2020 @ 5:49 pm

      any of the 4 square GOP senators even thinking to vote DUM O CRAT and against AQUITTING PRESIDENT ASAP should be black balled and be shamed to being republican. TRAITORS ALL IF THEY SUPPORT THE DUM O CRATS

  2. Andrew Klain

    January 30, 2020 @ 3:28 pm

    I hope this persuades all the Republican Senators that were sitting on the fence concerning voting for witnesses that the best thing to do for the country and the President, is wrap this nonsense up quickly, this week !!! But, if witnesses are called, the Bidens, Schiff, the so called whistle blower, and many, many more will be ultimately exposed for the creators of the hoaxes that have plagued President Trump for three years !! Even former president Barack Obama will be brought into the fray, and Hillary Clinton as well. All that may be worth the wait, but I say, lets be done with it all !!

    • Fred

      January 30, 2020 @ 5:38 pm

      Say Mr. Andrew Klain, Sir, since you are naming some Pertinent Witnesses to be called to give Pertinent Evidence, have The Ex Top Ukrainian Prosecutor Mr. Shokin to come and give more Pertinent Evidence.


    January 30, 2020 @ 4:27 pm

    I’ts all been A bunch of BS from the beginning. We all wanted our choice in office to do his job not to be hounded from day one, but here we are still trying to tell every DEM to let him do his job. PS So far he has done A better job than anyone thought even with all this mess going on around him. GO TRUMP !!!

  4. stephen leonhard

    January 30, 2020 @ 4:50 pm

    Look at some of President Trumps accomplishments;
    Record high Gross Domestic Product
    Record high Black employment
    Record high Hispanic employment
    Rebuilding our armend forces
    Reducing non-military federal employees. Ex president obama added 64,891 employees to an astonishing total of; 2,823,777! It is my understanding that these federal employees are so deeply entrenched and unionized that is virtually impossible to fire them.

  5. Kerry Hansen

    January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

    As a past manager, it is tougher to fire an employee. You must have good cause, not just because you don’t like the person.

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