Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a statement on Monday that he would be willing to testify in the Senate impeachment hearing if subpoenaed.
"My colleague, Dr. Charles Kupperman, faced with a House committee subpoena on the one hand, and a Presidential directive not to testify on the other, sought final resolution of this Constitutional conflict from the Federal judiciary," Bolton said. "After my counsel informed the House committee that I too would seek judicial resolution of these Constitutional issues, the committee chose not to subpoena me. Nevertheless, I publicly resolved to be guided by the outcome of Dr. Kupperman's case."
The House withdrew the subpoena on Kupperman, and a judge ruled the case moot.
"Accordingly, since my testimony is once again at issue, I have had to resolve the serious competing issues as best I could, based on careful consideration and study," Bolton said. "I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify."
Read Bolton's full statement here.
🔦 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the articles of impeachment on December 18.