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John Bolton quickly fires back at Trump — and denies he was fired: ‘I offered to resign last night’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that national security advisor John Bolton would be leaving the administration. Trump had grown frustrated with Bolton’s hawkish stance.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted. “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”

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But shortly afterward, Bolton issued the following tweet:


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The ‘pro-life swing voter’ some moderate Democrats chase is a myth

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A thing that I do not understand is why journalists assume that Democratic presidential candidates absolutely must respond to pro-life activists, or deal with The Abortion Problem. I sometimes think it's because they teach you in journalism school that every four years Swing Voters sprout from the earth like cicadas demanding propitiation. And if the Swing Voters are not sufficiently placated, all manner of hell will break loose, like Swing Voters clinging to God & guns or refusing to speak to responsible centrist journalists in Midwestern diners so the poor scribblers can't expense their rice pudding. Things happen!

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Michael Bloomberg falls flat as his fellow Democratic candidates pull out the knives at his debate debut

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It is said that one needs a pretty big ego to run for president, what with all the pomp on the one hand and all the politicking needed on the other.

Still, it has been bracing even to other politicians, even to all the Democratic presidential candidates, even to Donald Trump, to see the chutzpah of Mayor Mike Bloomberg to spend a reported $420 million to date for his late entry into the presidential sweepstakes to present a buffered and polished version of his own self to the field – to say nothing of earning himself seemingly substantial polling success.

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Lindsey Graham calls Roger Stone’s trial and sentence ‘fair’ — but hints Trump should pardon anyway

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Sen. Lindsey Graham agreed the trial and sentence for Roger Stone had been fair -- but suggested President Donald Trump should pardon him, anyway.

The president has complained the jury was biased against his longtime associate and the seven- to nine-year sentence initially recommended by prosecutors was too long, and Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposed a 40-month term while ripping Stone's apologists as dangerous to democracy.

Graham found the disposition of the case just, but signaled to Trump that he was also justified in undoing the prosecution through his pardon powers.

The sentence rendered in the Roger Stone case by Judge Jackson is on the lower end of the recommended sentencing guidelines for offenses of this nature.

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