Donald Trump’s controversial personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani has said that former NSA, John Bolton, is either a “liar” or a “backstabber.”
Of course, the former NYC mayor was referring to the leaks from the manuscript of Bolton’s soon to be published book which indicate that the president tied aid to Ukraine to his request that the country announce investigations of the Bidens.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Giuliani – who Bolton claims was in the room when Trump made those very requests – said “He went around my back to the secretary of state and complained. I don’t know what John’s up to. He’s either a liar or a backstabber.”
The claim in Bolton’s upcoming book, which was first reported by the New York Times, led to renewed calls during Trump’s impeachment trial that Bolton – along with acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and other high ranking administration officials – should be called as witnesses. The Republican-controlled Senate eventually voted against calling any witnesses in Trump’s trial and ultimately acquitted the president on the two articles brought against him.
Giuliani said he felt betrayed by Bolton for his comments and said he considered him a “friend.”
“I’m very angry at John because John says I was a hand grenade,” Giuliani said. “At no time, during the entire period this was going on did John Bolton, who I’ve known for ten years and consider a friend, did he come up to me and say Rudy I’m concerned about what you’re doing, I’m worried about what you’re doing. Never.”
Following Trump’s acquittal, Democrats said they are mulling over whether to subpoena Bolton to testify about his time in Trump’s White House.
In early January, Bolton said in a statement he would be willing to testify before the Senate trial if subpoenaed to meet his “obligations both as a citizen and as former National Security Advisor.”