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John Bolton Touts Experience as Coups D’État Planner

Posted by M. C. on July 14, 2022

Social media was abuzz after the longtime Republican official’s exchange Tuesday with CNN host Jake Tapper.

Consortium News

By Common Dreams Staff
Longtime Republican official John Bolton admitted during a televised interview Tuesday that he has helped plan coups outside of the United States.

Bolton, who served as former President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, appeared on CNN to discuss the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

After Bolton claimed that Trump’s lies about the 2020 presidential election that provoked last year’s Capitol attack were not part of “a carefully planned coup d’état aimed at the Constitution,” host Jake Tapper said that “I don’t know that I agree with you, to be fair, with all due respect. One doesn’t have to be brilliant to attempt a coup.”

Bolton responded that “I disagree with that. As somebody who has helped plan coups d’état, not here, but, you know, other places, it takes a lot of work. And that’s not what he did.”

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