Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is back in the news this week after a cherry-picked snippet from his upcoming book magically leaked to the media during the middle of the Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump.
While the media has gone from loathing Bolton to now loving him, the former national security adviser’s right-hand man has come forward with a fiery defense of Trump.
Bolton’s former Chief of Staff, Fred Fleitz, is speaking out against the manuscript by the ex-national security advisor.
During an interview Monday night on Fox News with host Laura Ingraham, Fleitz was asked about the leaked book details.
Fleitz was not happy about it and demanded that Bolton “withdraw” it entirely.
Additionally, here’s what he said in an op-ed piece on Fox News about the manuscript, which has thrown the impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump into chaos:
“Given the importance of protecting a president’s confidential discussions with his senior advisers, 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…
“…Presidents must be able to candidly consult with their advisers without worrying they will leak these discussions to the press or obtain high-dollar book contracts to publish them. A book by a former national security adviser ahead of a president’s reelection bid may set a dangerous precedent since it could discourage future presidents from seeking advice from expert advisers on sensitive national security matters.
“This is why executive privilege exists: to allow the president and other senior officials to keep certain communications and internal deliberations private if disclosing them would disrupt the functions or decision-making processes of the executive branch.”
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