Lawyer Says John Bolton ‘Not Willing To Appear Voluntarily’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Lawyer Says John Bolton ‘Not Willing To Appear Voluntarily’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1


Watch Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi break down the latest testimony by a former White House official before the impeachment inquiry as former National Security Advisor John Bolton prepares for a subpoena. Weighing in: Washington Post National Investigative Reporter Carol Leonnig. Aired on 10/31/19.
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Lawyer Says John Bolton ‘Not Willing To Appear Voluntarily’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

72 Comments on "Lawyer Says John Bolton ‘Not Willing To Appear Voluntarily’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Soon, there will be no more excuses. Either history will record Republicans as being for country or party (with that party being the party of Trump).

    • @The Blade None of it was ever true. In a way, we can thank Trump for pulling the hoods off of their heads and exposing them for who they’ve always been.

    • @Hazzycakes Looks like @darm couldn’t stand the truth and left the chat.

    • Every Republican I grew up with, that I rallied against for decades, are finally, tonight, for the first time in our lives, admitting they were wrong for being Republican. Admitting they were wrong for standing with Trump.

      Thank you Trump, for making every single Republican in my History, my life, and likely my future, admitting they were wrong for being Conservative, for standing against American. You have done what I could not. You turned Republicans into Americans.

    • I see Trump supporter and anti-American @darm Marm has deleted her posts………

    • Jim Battersbee | November 1, 2019 at 12:36 AM | Reply

      Bannon told you 4 years ago that he wanted Americas institutions dismantled. You knew this was the plan right from the outset.
      All these elected Republicans who are defending Trump are the clearest sign yet of the total collapse of any integrity the US may have laid claim to. No honor, no values, no sense of decency.

  2. I would require a subpoena if it were me, and I am no trump fan. This gives Bolton cover to speak under oath.

    • Perhaps Mr. Bolton’s “not willing to appear voluntarily” means he would like Congress to subpoena him so that he can appear when asked, do his duty, testify and get Barr and the rest of them in line for THEIR appearances. Here’s a link from Robert Reich & his opinion on Impeachment just in case you haven’t seen it.

    • Bolton has the same attourney as Charles Kupperman, the President’s Deputy National Security Adviser, who is seeking a court ruling on whether he should obey the congressional subpoena or the whitehouse directive not to testify. I don’t believe Bolton is a party in the case, but any ruling would likely be applicable to him as well. Both Congress and the Whitehouse are trying to get it dismissed. The case is being expidited with oral arguments scheduled for December 10. I rather suspect Bolton wants to be subpoenaed, perhaps as a CYA move. I cannot imagine John Bolton resigning to do the right thing.

    • Exactly.

    • Correct.

    • Yup

  3. You know the president is full of crap when you look forward to Bolton talking.

    • Kevin O’Brien | October 31, 2019 at 8:17 PM | Reply

      In a den of corruption, the least corrupt is Bolton? WTF.

    • Coldwynn Frost | October 31, 2019 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      @Kevin O’Brien You’re assuming a choice has to be made. The enemy of my enemy is a useful asset.

    • birdlynn hubbard | October 31, 2019 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      The whole country of the people need to leave the Republican party. Just vote and show this Republican administration that their corruptness is not serving our country. We don’t approve of them still standing up for Trump when they should be serving what is best for our country. Vote them all out, they are unacceptable. Show them the American people are smarter than that and deserve better. Vote Blue, 2020, and help us get out of this horror of a mess that Trump has caused us all.

    • Kevin O’Brien | October 31, 2019 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      Coldwynn Frost
      Show them we are not Germany in 1938 and we do not support Treasonous Trump’s fascism.

    • @Kevin O’Brien I agree strongly with all your comments 👍

  4. Bolton needs a subpoena. Otherwise, the dimwits will just claim he’s part of the “deep state”.

    • give trump some time and he’ll run out of people and all he’ll have left to blame, Melania and Barron.
      You know she has more dirt on Trumpty Dumpty then anyone.
      I don’t mean politics, i mean “dirty dealing”. He can’t keep his mouth shut.

    • A subpoena will override a non-disclosure agreement which he probably has.

    • @Jack Boot good thought!
      i wonder if Malanya has a “non-disclosure agreement’
      Attached to her prenup?

    • Tubruton, your comment doesn’t make any sense.

  5. Any president is replaceable. It’s not the person in the Oval Office that’s important, it’s the office that he or she holds that matters. The integrity of the presidency is all that matters.

    Trump vs the Constitution
    Trump vs democracy
    Trump vs America
    Whose side are you on?
    Make a decision.

    • Bravo

    • claire bigelow | October 31, 2019 at 8:35 PM | Reply

      @Real M to inbred to see the truth…. one brain cell between them all..and today is Daddy/Brother/Cousin Cletus’s turn …tomorrow is Sister/Mother /Aunt Claudines turn….

    • @Real M As you point out, Trump is the most corrupt and criminal POTUS in American. History. To support Trump, is to stand against America.

    • I named my middle finger after CHUMP !

    • @Feng L I’ve named my phallus after Trump. It’s much bigger and stronger than Trump, but yet ‘F’s’ Republicans in much the same way, since most Republican wives are sexually unsatisfied and frustrated.

      We might not be able to appeal to Republicans through logic, because they are uneducated heathens, but once they realize we are pleasuring their wives, surely they will appeal to us?

  6. Subpoena time.

  7. Tim Morrison is pursuing other opportunities. *Like the opportunity to stay out of prison.*

    • A Florida Son 🤣🤣

    • U.S.S. Scambalam | October 31, 2019 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      And another one bites, and another one bites, another one bites the dust! Booooooooooo, Lock him up! Lock him up!

    • A Florida Son 😜👍

    • Leonardo's Truth | October 31, 2019 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      Any chance Netansayahoo will take the Donald and the Pence under the law of return?

      If there was a war monger’s Mount Rushmore Bolton would have to be in it. Who would be the others?

      My first thoughts are : Bolton, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt (yea, him again), and Gen Curtis LeMay.


  9. The ink should still be wet on Bolton’s subpoena. And to be on the safe side, they should issue a subpoena for his mustache too.

  10. Of course. He’s got a career to consider. He will have to be compelled.

  11. sonand sanford | October 31, 2019 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    I never thought in 100 years, I’d be anxious to hear J. Bolton speak on behalf of the U.S.
    I’ve got to go Google Bolton and fox to see what they’re saying.

  12. Bolton loyalty should be to America first, he could be the key to all of this.

    • A important key…but we already have a lot of keys that would open the door to impeachment, in a normal world

  13. Ohnoitsthatguy | October 31, 2019 at 7:06 PM | Reply

    Let’s go Bolton… bait them into trying to block your subpoena then go in there and unleash

  14. Michael Schwartz | October 31, 2019 at 7:06 PM | Reply

    “John Bolton ‘Not Willing To Appear As If He’s Appearing Voluntarily'” #FIFY

    • he doesn’t want to appear anxious.
      i think he’s chomping at the bit and ready to run, Run his mouth that is.

  15. Can’t claim “never trumper” on this one Conald. But only idiots believe that it should matter.

  16. “Another brick”. They’re getting their wall, just not the one they thought.

  17. Sheik Yo Booty | October 31, 2019 at 7:42 PM | Reply


  18. He’s always talking tough and being a patriot, but when his country needs him to step up , he fails.

  19. Ashleigh Nelson | October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Reply

    “I will have my say in due time.”
    – Bolton

  20. Trump will surely get his Brick Wall Jail cell.

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