Busted: John Bolton Took Six Figures From Ukraine Oligarch
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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton is back in the news this week after a cherry-picked snippet from his upcoming book magically leaked to the media during the middle of the Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump.
While he's now at the center of the impeachment witch hunt, a new report reveals that Bolton pocketed $115,000 from Ukrainian steel oligarch Viktor Pinchuk’s foundation shortly before entering Trump’s White House as national security adviser.
A financial disclosure shows that Bolton accepted $115,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for a pair of speeches in September 2017 and February 2018.
At the former speech in Kyiv, Bolton sat on a panel and basically expressed that the national security establishment would not allow Trump to become unconventional on policy, stating, “The notion that [Trump’s presidency] is going to represent a dramatic break in foreign policy is just wrong. Calm down, for God’s sake.”
As the Washington Post noted, Pinchuk has exceeded $10 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.
A new book written by Bolton is being reviewed by the National Security Council, where portions of it were leaked to the New York Times.
Deep State Resistance types obviously corrupted the review process and leaked a passage of his upcoming book.
In the leaked pieces, Bolton reportedly wrote that President Donald Trump told him personally that he was withholding aid for Ukraine over favors he requested from them.
The timing of the leak is obviously suspicious.
It's also important to remember that Bolton is also likely still angry with Trump for his public firing and is trying to sell a book, which lends credence to skeptics who say Bolton is saying whatever he can for attention and more money.