One of the more frustrating elements of our government is the blatant hypocrisy of officeholders.
They will say side with whatever narrative suits them at the time, even if it means going directly against what they said prior.
Now Everyone Loves Bolton
The revelation from the leaked manuscript from John Bolton’s book has turned this impeachment upside down.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has led the way with Democrats, portraying Bolton as an honest man that needs to be heard from.
This, however, is a far cry from how Schiff portrayed Bolton when he was first nominated as Trump’s National Security Adviser.
Schiff, after the nomination, called Bolton the “worst choice” for the position.
His reasoning was that Bolton would facilitate “the dangerous impulses of the President.”
Schiff also clearly accused Bolton of partaking in conspiracy theories, yet now he is saying Bolton has information that must be trusted.
This also goes directly against what Schiff said about Bolton during an episode of “Crossfire” on CNN, where he specially called Bolton’s credibility into question…
From Bolton’s Own Mouth
Another argument Trump has made regarding Bolton is that he never publicly spoke out about any of the allegations he made in his book.
In fact, Bolton publicly supported Trump after the call with Ukraine…
GAME OVER! pic.twitter.com/yvMa6bPqfy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
Even Barack Obama has shredded Bolton in the past.
In 2005, Obama said Bolton “bullies, marginalizes, and undermines those who do not agree with him.”
Democrats don’t get to have it both ways on this one as their past opinion of Bolton is a matter of record.
When you add in the fact Bolton’s presale link went up right after this “bombshell” was dropped, it clearly looks like he and his publicity team have orchestrated this right from the start.
That being the case, the only way people are going to hear what Bolton has to say is if they read his book, a book that should probably be shelved in the fiction section of the bookstore.