Former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, who resigned in early September, has been pressured to testify before the House Intelligence Committee’s ongoing impeachment inquiry.
Despite Bolton not testifying, he has publicly spoken out against the Trump White House. But he has still drawn criticism for having a new $2 million book deal and not revealing what he knows about the Trump administration unless he can sell it in a book.
Bolton did take to Twitter on Friday to call out the White House for attempting to silence him. He tweeted saying:
“Re: speaking up — since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account. Out of fear of what I may say? To those who speculated I went into hiding, I’m sorry to disappoint!”
Re: speaking up — since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account. Out of fear of what I may say? To those who speculated I went into hiding, I’m sorry to disappoint!
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) November 22, 2019
Despite Bolton speaking out against Trump and the White House, many Twitter users called him out for not publicly testifying before Congress.
Well, you are hiding behind a bullshit legal argument to prevent you from testifying in public.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) November 22, 2019
Will you testify? Give a substantial interview? Or is this just a book plug? Your country is calling you Sir.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 22, 2019
Testify Ambassador Bolton.
For the love of all things American please testify. It is obvious you have an important piece of the puzzle. It is also obvious you want to speak on it when giving paid speeches or getting book deals.
Put out a FULL recounting and testify.
— 💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙 (@Kokomothegreat) November 22, 2019
You need to publicly testify
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) November 22, 2019
Speaking of speaking up, there is a microphone in a certain impeachment hearing that is being plugged in and warmed up for you.
Be a patriot. Protect the Constitution. Testify.
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) November 22, 2019
Cool story. But will you testify? #WomanUp
— Kim (@kim) November 22, 2019
If you value our republic and still cherish the Constitution, for the love of God do the right thing.
— (((Edelweißpirat))) Ich will Nichts (@crandallgold) November 22, 2019
Here’s an idea. If you want to prove it you’re better than Trump, don’t tweet your position, testify as to it
— Howard (@HowardA_Esq) November 22, 2019