Bolton: Trump's Enemy? - Liberal Resistance

Bolton: Trump’s Enemy?

In a startling development, former Trump advisor Fiona Hill testified before Congress on Monday that John Bolton had angrily resisted attempts by Trump and Rudolph W. Giuliani to use the government of Ukraine to gather information on the Biden family. Both the New York Times and the Washington Post are reporting that

Hill, who is a considered a talented and formidable figure in American diplomatic and intelligence circles, said that Bolton was furious with Trump and company and did his best to stop them. She noted that he called Giuliani a “hand grenade” who would “blow everybody up.”

The Times sums up the situation with, “The testimony [Hill’s] revealed in a powerful way just how divisive Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to extract damaging information about Democrats from Ukraine on President Trump’s behalf were within the White House. Ms. Hill, the senior director for European and Russian affairs, testified that Mr. Giuliani and his allies circumvented the usual national security process to run their own foreign policy efforts, leaving the president’s official advisers aware of the rogue operation yet powerless to stop it.”

It isn’t clear what effect Hill’s testimony will have, but clearly it will be damaging in the extreme to the Trump White House.