The common sense, lawyerly-minded Mark Levin has totally upset the apple cart of ‘Roads to Riches’ John Bolton in a single Tweet:
“Question to Romney, Collins, & Murkowski: if John Bolton had evidence of an actual quid pro quo or impeachable offense, why didn’t he immediately report it to Congress or criminal authorities or ethics officials; or why didn’t he go public immediately with a press conference?”
Isn’t immediately going public on what he knew, what an honest, upstanding National Security Advisor would have done?
Wouldn’t a duty-bound National Security Advisor—like his sworn enemy the President is doing— have put the country first and his own outlandish ego second?
Instead Bolton waited for the most opportune moment—the Trump Impeachment Trial-to go all the way Omarosa.
“Omarosa Onee Manigault Newman, is an American reality television show participant, writer, and former political aide to President Donald Trump. She became widely known as a contestant on the first season of NBC’s reality television series The Apprentice.
After becoming assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison during the Trump administration in January 2017, Newman resigned the White House on December 13, 2017.
“In August 2018, Newman published Unhinged, detailing her tenure at the White House and criticizing Trump and his administration. Two days before the book was released, she released the first of as many as 200 secret tapes she recorded during her White House tenure. As of 27 January 2020, she has released four tapes. The first tape she released, which was secretly recorded inside the Situation Room, was described as “one of the worst White House security breaches ever,” though the tape is thought not to violate the Espionage Act.” (Wikipedia)
Bolton, in fact, has joined a long list of back-stabbing book writers who turncoat on administrations who paid their salaries, and other opportunists like adult dancer Stormi Daniels who wrote ‘Full Disclosure’.
Mark Levin’s full disclosure on the mustachioed Bolton is far more laudable.
“For Mark Levin, it’s not about bombshells. It’s about the bottom line. (Western Journal, Jan. 28, 2020)
“Liberals were still celebrating a conveniently timed story posted by The New York Times on Sunday night, just as the second day of President Donald Trump’s defense in his Senate impeachment trial was due to begin.
“But in a point-blank Twitter post that sounded like a conclusion to one of his own well-reasoned radio lectures, Levin asked one bottom-line question.
“If every word of this New York Times story is true, which I doubt as it’s another politically timed leak, how does this change anything?” Levin wrote.
If every word of this New York Times story is true, which I doubt as it’s another politically timed leak, how does this change anything? As a matter of FACT, there was no quid pro quo. And there’s still no evidence to the contrary. https://t.co/ivpSXilnIM
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1221805153994649601 “>January 27, 2020
“There’s no denying those points. To call The Times story a “politically timed leak” is understating the case considerably. Liberals in the media, Democrats in the Senate and Bolton’s publishers could not have asked for better timing.
(In fact, it almost seems like it all could have been planned ahead of time for the express purpose of maximizing the damage of perception to the president — and maximizing publicity for Bolton’s book.)
“And as Levin noted, the Bolton story says nothing about the kind of “quid pro quo” Democrats harped on for so long.
Levin then dealt with the story from the standpoint few Americans share: An author of political works written for a mainstream market.
1. Bolton’s book was obviously timed for maximum impact & sales. Having written 8 books, I can tell you that it’s extraordinary that an author could complete a book in about 2 months and the published release it in 3-4 months.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1221823500152901633 “>January 27, 2020
2. In approximately 6 months since departing the White House, Bolton’s book will be in bookstores.
And now the litigation strategy makes sense. First, he went to court to seek a judge’s opinion on whether he could testify in the House.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1221823500765274116 “>January 27, 2020
3.Then, he does an about face, announcing through counsel that he’s available to testify should the Senate ask him. Therefore, he sought to delay any testimony while still writing his book, but after he completed it – submitted it for NSC review, he became available for the trial
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1221823501516013569 “>January 27, 2020
4. And he became available because he knew he’d be criticized for holding back his allegations until the book’s release. Moreover, the strategy also maximizes publicity for the book. The cover of the book is presently highlighted on Drudge and through the media.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1221823502224887808 “>January 27, 2020
“While Bolton, a former national security advisor, was often mentioned as a potential subject of a subpoena from the House, Democrats bent on railroading through an impeachment vote couldn’t be bothered to take the time to fight the court battle that would have ensued over Congress attempting to infringe on the executive branch to that extent. (Western Journal)
“So when Bolton announced through his attorney in early January that he would be willing to testify in the Senate if served a subpoena, it was like the first shoe dropping. The second one was waiting — for the appropriate time, apparently.
“And on Sunday night it came, just when it was becoming clear to all just how badly the Democratic impeachment farce had gone over with the American public.
“Suddenly, Bolton was back in the news. And suddenly — as in the disgraceful case of the battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — Senate Democrats were celebrating a surprise development of dubious distinction.
“But Levin wasn’t buying it.
“In a separate thread, he got away from analyzing the aspects of political book publishing and got to the politics of the moment:
“The NY Times piece is aimed at the usual 4-6 Republicans who are constantly trying to make nice with the media & some of whom face tough re-election races,” he wrote. “But none of it had anything to do with impeachable offenses.”
“Do you think the Bolton story threatens President Donald Trump’s presidency?
And that is the final question.
Looking at Levin’s analysis of the timing of the book’s writing, Bolton’s initial reticence about testifying then his sudden willingness to do so, and considering that the “politically timed leak” came at the moment of maximum impact, it’s hard to see this latest development as anything but a continuation of the brutal, slimy tactics Democrats used during the Kavanaugh fight.
In the final analysis, none of it has to do with “impeachable offenses,” as Levin wrote.
And bombshells or no bombshells, that’s, in fact, the bottom line.”
Meanwhile, the Bolton book should be included in an Omarosa, Stormi et al full Series, that should be entitled ‘The President Who Made Me Rich’.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.