Former national security adviser John Bolton, who fired Trump, says he would participate in the Democratic probe, but wants a court to sign first
- House committees had asked Bolton to appear today
- He is willing to testify about his concerns about the administrative pressure on Ukraine, the Washington Post reported
- However, he is requesting a decision from a federal judge
- The White House has not agreed to assist assistants, although some have left their positions or talked to Congress
Former National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump John Bolton wants to testify to Congress about his alarm about what he saw about Ukraine – but, according to a report, seeks a court ruling amidst an impasse between Congress and the White House.
Bolton was scheduled to testify today before congress committees investigated allegations, but did not show up.
In other cases, the House Intelligence Committee opted to call witnesses to force them to appear. But in the case of Bolton – a controversial witness who could harm President Trump's position – it seems to have ceased.
Former national security adviser John Bolton wants to testify about Ukraine, but wants a federal judge to sign first
& # 39; We would welcome John Bolton's statement and he did not appear as asked today. His counsel told us that, unlike three other dedicated civil servants who worked for him in the NSC and followed legal subpoenas, Mr. Bolton would sue us if we sue him & # 39 ;, said one intelligence officer, Reuters reported.
Bolton, however, was depicted with a much more cooperative attitude in the Post account.
Sources familiar with his views told the newspaper that he is willing to testify about how we were alarmed by what was going on with Ukraine. Other officials have said the same. National security officer Fiona Hill testified that Bolton's lawyer Trump Rudy Giuliani as a & # 39; hand grenade & # 39; and the policy he imposed for a & # 39; drug deal & # 39 ;. Bolton would describe his conversations with the president on this subject.
But he doesn't want to comply without a judge's verdict on the subject, according to the newspaper.
Bolton has been described by other witnesses as frustrated by the effort to hold millions of security aid to Ukraine
President Trump says he fired Bolton, although Bolton says he offered to resign first
Judge Richard Leon, who was assigned a related case witnessed by witness Charles Kupperman, seems to want to lead by a verdict.
& # 39; I believe it is crucial that this issue stays on track, & # 39; he said, Politics reported.
Kupperman, a national security officer from the White House, sued to appear. The house then withdrew it. A separate case concerns the former counsel for the White House Don McGahn
The action behind the scenes showed up as a security aid to vice president Mike Pence to testify.
Jennifer Williams, a foreign service career officer who advises Pence, testified behind closed doors, with public hearings that would begin.
The vice-president had his own telephone conversations with Ukrainian officials, although he has not released a transcription. He also met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw this summer.
President Trump remained furious with the investigation on Thursday.
& # 39; The Radical Left Dems and LameStream Media are trying to make it difficult for Republicans and me to win in 2020. The new Impeachment Hoax is already turning against them! & # 39; he tweeted.