John Bolton says he is willing to testify in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 6th, 2020 12:56 pm
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Last Updated Jan 6th, 2020 at 2:32 pm

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.