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Pete Williams reports on the "exotic" details of the lawsuit, including a request that the publisher set up a trust for any profits derived from the book. Aired on 6/16/2020.
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69 Comments on "Justice Dept. Sues John Bolton To Stop Publication Of His Book | MTP Daily | MSNBC"

  1. Frank Winkhorst | June 16, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Reply

    I guess Trump doesn’t want anybody to find out that he isn’t a stable genius. Not that it isn’t obvious.

  2. Canuck Fundy | June 16, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Reply

    If violating the oath you take when you take an office is a criminal offence then the entire Trump admin is in a LOT of trouble. None of them has fulfilled their Oath of Office.

    • howdareyou41 | June 16, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

      @R Thomas really? has voting out an authoritarian ever worked in any country? what happens when he postpones the election because COVID is out of control in Red states?

    • penny sommers | June 16, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      Karen Fitzpatrick I don’t believe Anyone with a conscience, or good sense, will have a problem seeing this clown go!

    • howdareyou41 Donald Trump isn’t nearly as powerful as some think… he’ll leave in January when Biden is sworn in… you’re giving the con man too much credit

    • A Cool Million | June 16, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @howdareyou41 Ivanka’s status as an UNHEALED incest survivor makes her too incompetent to be in any position of trust. Just ask the children she abused in her factory or her own son who she calls “the love of her life” as she exploited him in her response to “babies in cages.” So sick.

    • howdareyou41 | June 16, 2020 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @R Thomas I hope you’re right. but I believe you’re wrong. he’s amassed immense power, and has even more power and corruption behind him.

  3. Garry Miller | June 16, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

    Trump’s just worried more of the truth will come out before the election.

    • Jason Martin | June 16, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      Considering most of his supporters support his horrible behavior, I don’t think they’ll care

    • @Jason Martin This election is not about his supporters. They’ll never change. It’s about the independents and undecideds. They will be the ones to swing the election beyond the realm of “fake election”, “it’s rigged”, etc. that bunker-boy will be crying.

    • Karen Fitzpatrick | June 16, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      @Jason Martin His rabid supporters yes, but the number of Trump supporters is falling fast. Some people do have a line in the sand for what they tolerate from Trump.When it hits them at home and his incompetence is hurting them during the pandemic, economic collapse and now the civil unrest. Maybe they finally see he’s not the leader he claimed to be, now when it matters the most. What the rest of us knew all along!

    • @Karen Fitzpatrick while I agree, I am afraid of a repeat of last election. He will claim the the economy was the best ever before Covid and claim he is best person to help the recovery. So please stay informed and do you best to spread the truth. Just in case you need some solid facts to repudiate the nonsensical babble that his supporters spout out, here is the truth.
      His supporters talk about how the economy was better than before for the 1st 3 years but the truth is this: the GDP growth of this country was 2.4% average in the 3 years before he became president and in the 3 years after he became president it was 2.5%. So where is the big difference and boom compared to now than before? He ran on a platform of getting the GDP to 4% by the end of 2 years but he didn’t even come close. In fact the highest GDP growth we had was in Q2 of his 2nd term and it was 3.4%. Whereas in 2014 Q2 the GDP growth was 5.5% and in Q3 it was 5.1%. So even with complete Republican control of all 3 branches of government, the judicial, legislative, and executive they still couldn’t come even close to Obama’s record in terms of GDP growth. Even republicans have criticized trump claiming that the GDP would have grown higher rate if he had not wasted all that energy on some pointless trade wars because the tariffs made it difficult for manufacturing companies to keep their expenses low. And unemployment rates went down under trump but it went down at the exact same rate it as it did in the 3 years before he became president. And again most people including republicans believe that the trump’s trade wars cost jobs, some believe it was as many as half a million jobs. So the unemployment rate would gone down quicker if he had not wasted all those years in some pointless trade war. And yes the stock market did grow at a higher rate under Trump but remember that most Americans are not heavily invested in stocks. The stock market booming only meant that the rich managed to get richer but it did very little for the average citizen. And don’t forget that the deficit started to grow at a higher rate due primarily due to trump’s tax cuts. So where was the big advantage to electing him? How did he make things better?

    • oh, I thought trump just wanted to offer free publicity.

  4. THE SNAKE IS EATING IT’S OWN TAIL…it’s a win/win for us.

  5. Nobody screams innocent more beautifully than President Babydick

  6. they can’t stop the book from coming out sorry dumpy

  7. The anatomy of Trump’s bribery, by the numbers.

    APRIL 21
    Zelensky is elected president of Ukraine. Soon after, allies of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani relay a message that Giuliani wants to meet with him. Mr. Zelensky puts him off, noting that he has not yet taken office.

    MAY 6
    The State Department announces that Marie Yovanovitch, the American ambassador to Ukraine, has been recalled to Washington months ahead of schedule after Giuliani and his allies spread unfounded allegations that she was disloyal to Trump. About the same time, Bolton, the White House national security adviser, warns a deputy: “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”

    MAY 10
    Giuliani tells Fox News that Mr. Zelensky seems surrounded by operatives allied with the Democratic Party and “enemies of the president, and, in some cases, enemies of the United States.” A few days later, an associate of Giuliani’s warns the Ukrainians that American aid could be withheld, according to the associate’s lawyer, although others dispute that timing.

    MAY 23
    In an Oval Office meeting with Trump, Kurt D. Volker, then the special envoy to Ukraine; Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union; and Rick Perry, the energy secretary, all describe Mr. Zelensky as a committed reformer who deserves American support. All three attended Mr. Zelensky’s swearing-in in Kiev three days earlier.

    Trump replies that Ukraine is full of “terrible” and corrupt people who had “tried to take me down.” He orders the officials to coordinate future Ukraine matters with Mr. Giuliani.

    Later, Giuliani tells Sondland that the Ukrainians should publicly announce investigations into Burisma and the 2016 election…

    JULY 10
    At the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Andriy Yermak, a top adviser to Mr. Zelensky, asks Mr. Volker to connect him to Giuliani. The two men later meet in Madrid.

    At a White House meeting later that day in Bolton’s office, two Ukrainian officials press for an Oval Office meeting between Trump and Mr. Zelensky. Sondland blurts out that Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, promised that Mr. Zelensky would be invited if Ukraine announces “investigations.”

    Bolton immediately halts the meeting. At a follow-up meeting, Sondland again presses the Ukrainians to announce investigations, this time specifying Burisma and the 2016 election as targets. Fiona Hill, one of Bolton’s top deputies, calls that session to a halt.

    She and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, her subordinate, report the meetings to John Eisenberg, the chief legal adviser to the National Security Council. Bolton tells Ms. Hill to deliver a message from him: “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up.”

    JULY 18
    In a secure conference call with national security officials, an Office of Management and Budget staff member announces that Trump was freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until further notice, citing a presidential order to the budget office..

    JULY 25
    During a phone call with Mr. Zelensky, Trump raises the favors he is seeking, including a Biden-related inquiry. Afterward, Mr. Vindman, one of the note-takers, reports the call to Mr. Eisenberg.

    July 26
    Ambassador Bill Taylor said, one of his aides was in a restaurant with Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union. Sondland called Trump, and the president could be heard asking about “the investigations,” to which Sondland replied that “the Ukrainians were ready to move forward.” After the call, the aide asked Sondland what the president thought of Ukraine, Mr. Taylor testified. Sondland responded that “President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden.”

    AUG. 9
    The Ukrainians have learned by this date that military aid is frozen and they should speak with Mr. Mulvaney.

    “I think POTUS really wants the deliverable,” Mr. Sondland texts Mr. Volker.

    Mr. Sondland and Mr. Volker are working on draft language for Mr. Zelensky’s announcement of the investigations.  Mr. Yermak says the White House should nail down Mr. Zelensky’s Oval Office invite first.

    AUG. 12
    A C.I.A. officer detailed to the White House files a whistle-blower complaint about the July 25 call and other concerns. It begins a slow trek to Congress.

    AUG. 16
    In a memo prepared for Bolton, Colonel Vindman states that the National Security Council, the State Department and the Defense Department all agree that military assistance to Ukraine should be released. But in a meeting, Trump rejects the recommendation. An aide later says the “president doesn’t want to provide any assistance at all.”

    SEPT. 1
    In Warsaw, Mr. Zelensky asks VP Pence about the military aid, but Pence says only that he will speak to  Trump. Sondland tells Mr. Yermak not to expect the money unless Mr. Zelensky publicly announces a Burisma investigation.

    Mr. Zelensky later prepares an announcement for a Sept. 13 CNN appearance, which the Ukrainians hope will satisfy Mr. Trump.

    SEPT. 7
    Mr. Sondland calls Trump, asking specifically what he wants from Ukraine. Trump replies “nothing” and insists that there is “no quid pro quo, ” Mr. Sondland later says.

    SEPT. 11
    Two days after a House committee is notified of the whistle-blower complaint and opens an investigation, the White House reverses course and releases its hold on the military aid. Plans for Mr. Zelensky’s CNN interview are scuttled…

  8. Trump sues everyone that tries to reveal the truth about him. He’s been doing it for years now. That’s his knee-jerk default move.

  9. Robert Lavelle | June 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    It’s just another stalling tactic by tRump and his henchmen to delay this book until after the election.
    It’ll be tied up in court even longer.

  10. Bolton’s book would give away THE STATE SECRET that trump is a corrupt, self-serving psycho – and for this reason it should never (that is not before November) be published.

  11. Charles Bryant | June 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    They’re gonna do whatever they can to stop any real truth about what is going on in the oval office & it’s subservients

  12. James Brudnick | June 16, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    Next thing you know they’ll be burning the books. Gun owners: this is the same first amendment you worship; speak up.

  13. The Security Council isn’t done reviewing the book the way Trump tax audits are never done. And never will be.

  14. iSweatGlitter | June 16, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

    That’s ok trumps niece is going to spill the beans in her book lol.

  15. What trump does best. Sue everybody that is going to tell the truth about him

    • @Brett Harte So maybe I should call myself a stable genius? Would that be less selfish?

    • @Brett Harte Ready for what? Million other what?

    • Relative Insanity | June 16, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      Me I don’t think so because she doesn’t have “classified info” but he will throw her under the bus, I’m sure.

    • @Me ready to vote with millions of others. It’s gonna be another landslide and everyone will have to deal with it. The Democratic leaders have exposed their agenda…and We the People aren’t fooled.

    • JOHN BOLTON has to BOLT ON his head to his body and plug in his brain inte the USBE chager and turn his tiny puny BRAIN OIN. BOLT-Tine is his NAMES!

  16. jonathan beatty | June 16, 2020 at 7:18 PM | Reply

    We will Never Trust Trump. We will always believe he’s a liar and selling us out for his own gain.

  17. So the new definition of classified is anything that makes Trump look bad.

  18. Trump just ensured the book becomes a bestseller.

  19. “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” –Winston Churchill

  20. Brian Roiger | June 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    This is what you get with Donald Trump. Lawsuit after lawsuit is how Trump does business.

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