Former national security adviser John Bolton is getting ripped for withholding information included in his upcoming book that could have been used during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
Bolton put out a press release in the lead up to his upcoming book that suggested he knew of offenses committed by the president across a "full range" of his foreign policy spectrum. Bolton's critics think he should've testified with this information months ago during the Senate impeachment trial.
"F*** you John Bolton. Your country called back in January/February. You had an opportunity to testify. To say under oath how unfit this man is. To help remove this man from office. BUT YOU SAID NO. Screw your book," former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh tweeted.
Walter Schaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics, thinks it was Bolton's civic duty to testify during the impeachment hearings.
"If you buy Bolton's book, you are supporting a man who betrayed his country by refusing to fulfill his duty to testify. Don't bolton your own civic duty to reject this betrayal. Let's make #BoycottBolton trend today, Schaub tweeted.
"Imagine the book John Bolton could have written had he done right by the country—by telling the American people and Congress everything he knew and by testifying at the impeachment trial. Now *THAT* would have been a best-seller for the ages," George Conway, husband of Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted.
CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter also weighed in, suggesting that Bolton holding back the information to have better material for his book was dishonest.
"Telling the Democrats they didn't do impeachment right when you held evidence for impeachment for the purpose of selling a book is the most impossibly griftery, anti-anti-Trump move yet. Congrats or something Bolton," Carpenter tweeted.
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