I’m sure everyone who reads this blog is already smart enough to know that John Bolton is never to be trusted, and everything that comes out of his pie hole is by definition either a lie or aggrandizement. The leader of the Brookes Brothers Riots is not what one would ever call a credible source, and everything he says should be fact-checked including “um,” “uh,” and “the.”
This is a man with an agenda and the ox to gore is Paul Bunyan’s Blue. While it is tempting to say that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Bolton is no one’s friend and it should stay that way.
I don’t know if any of the revelations in the book are true, and while many of them are fun, the truth is that Bolton should have testified at the Impeachment if he really saw any of these things. That he now wants to make a buck off of high crimes and misdemeanors is another reason to not trust him: he didn’t say any of these shocking things under oath.
I’m not defending Bolton, I’m observing him with my eyes wide open. The press is going to rehab him, have him on the shows, and try to validate his accusations. Mark my words: he is going to be on all the talkies and treated with deference, and will be welcomed into the Village as a Wise Person. This is the start of the next act of his terrible career.