“Fox & Friends” hosts warned that leaks of John Bolton’s book could blow up President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade told viewers that excerpts from the former national security adviser’s book could force Republicans to hear additional witness testimony, and he fears the Trump administration was at war with itself.
“If John Bolton’s lawyers are telling the truth here, and they just submitted (the transcript) in and it’s leaked out,” Kilmeade said, “if that is indeed the case, more evidence that people within the administration are against the administration.”
Bolton revealed in the forthcoming book that Trump told his former national security adviser that Ukraine aid was tied to an investigation of Joe Biden and his son, and Kilmeade admitted that could complicate the Senate trial.
“Devastating timing,” he said, “because this thing was on the fast track to closing out without witnesses on Friday. Only Mitt Romney pretty much saying ‘I want to see witnesses,’ everyone else saying ‘I’ve heard enough,’ and now this giving fuel to the Sen. (Chuck) Schumers of the world, the Adam Schiffs of the world saying ‘I want a witness,’ and he wants to testify.”
Brian Kilmeade says John Bolton’s book manuscript being “leaked out” is “more evidence that people within the administration are against the administration.” Kilmeade also says it’s “devastating timing, because this thing was on the fast track to closing out without witnesses.” pic.twitter.com/SytTnCQ53g
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 27, 2020
Jared Kushner vows there will be ‘no drama’ in Trump’s second term: ‘It’s high-competence’
Jared Kushner vowed on Friday that a second term from his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, would be both efficient and drama-free.
The senior White House adviser claimed that Trump's re-election campaign was running smoothly, much as the president's second term supposedly would, while speaking with organizer Matt Schlapp at the Conservative Political Actions Conference (CPAC).
"The way that you see the campaign being run, there's no leaks. There's no drama. I would say it's high-competence, low-drama," Kushner said. "Everything is very efficiently run, and I think that's exemplary of how President Trump would run his second term in office."
William Barr promotes Christian tyranny in latest speech
I’ve said it before, and if you’re reading this, you’ve very likely heard the same thing darkly muttered among liberals and progressives if you haven’t said it yourself: I never thought anything could possibly make me miss Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. And yet, with his willingness to throw away our norms, checks, and balances, to politicize the Justice Department, to sacrifice the rule of law itself on the altar of Trump—current Attorney General William Barr has done it. As authoritarian as he was, invoking Romans 13 to defend the Trump administration’s indefensibly inhumane policy of caging children separated from their asylum-seeking parents, Sessions had at least enough genuine concern for the rule of law to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation, against the tweeter-in-chief’s explicit wishes.
How Trump’s minions poisoned Washington
What would you do if Trump defender and Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight called you, mistakenly believing you were Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and shared his ideas to help President Trump win re-election? Would you let him talk or inform him he had the wrong number? How would you react if Rudy Giuliani suddenly texted you, claiming he was being held hostage on an airplane by Robert Mueller, who wouldn't release him until he ratted out Trump? Would you laugh it off or write about it?
This article first appeared on Salon.