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Trump Would Block Bolton Testimony 'for Sake of Office'

(Fox News Channel/"The Ingraham Angle")

By    |   Saturday, 11 January 2020 02:30 PM

Amid calls for former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify in a Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump said he would "have no problem other than one thing": He  must defend executive privilege.

"I think you have to for the sake of the office," Trump told Fox News' "Ingraham Angle" on Friday night about invoking executive privilege on Bolton's testimony. "I would love everybody to testify."

Trump pointed to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former Energy Secretary Rick Perry as potential witnesses, too.

"I'd like everybody, but there are things you can't do from the stand point of executive privilege, you have to maintain that," Trump added to host Laura Ingraham.

Trump said, NSA Bolton in particular, would risk exposing sensitive national security concerns to the world.

"Especially a national security adviser," Trump said. "You can't have him explaining all of your statements about national security concerning Russia, China and North Korea — everything. We just can't do that."

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Amid calls for former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify in a Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump said he would "have no problem other than one thing": He must defend executive privilege."I think you have to for the sake of the office," Trump...
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