A former advisor to John Bolton just came forward and shocked the nation. He made a public admission about Bolton’s new book, and Democrats are nervous. The tables have turned.
“I strongly disagree with Bolton’s decision to release the book before the November presidential election and call on him to withdraw it from the publisher immediately,” wrote Bolton’s former chief of staff, Fred Fleitz.
This week, Fleitz questioned his former boss’s judgment in an op-ed for Fox News. He noted “the importance of protecting a president’s confidential discussions with his senior advisers,” hence his call to delay.
Fleitz continued by challenging Bolton to at least wait until “after the election,” insinuating that allowing this book to drop in the heat of a presidential election was bad form.
Fleitz served as Bolton’s chief of staff in 2018 and also from 2001 to 2005 when Bolton was at the State Department under then-President George W. Bush. Clearly, he has some authority here.
It is certainly suspect that Bolton would release his book during this time. “There will be a time for Bolton to speak out without appearing to try to tip a presidential election,” said Fleitz.
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