Post New Article

Bolton Thunders Once,
Legal Lightning Strikes Twice

Original Article

Posted By: StormCnter, 6/21/2020 4:40:21 AM

John Bolton’s aspirations to publish 500 pages of what reportedly is a nonstop jeremiad against that fellow in the Oval Office faces a steep legal hurdle: the 1980 Supreme Court decision in Snepp v. United States. Frank Snepp was a CIA agent who spent 1968 in Vietnam, the year in which American weekly casualties peaked. In 1977 Snepp published a memoir of what must have been a most unhappy tour, even by the standards of wartime. Titled A Decent Interval, it ran some 600 pages. Its thesis, in a nutshell, was that America made an indecent exit from Vietnam, abandoning its allies, knowing that the North Vietnamese

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/21/2020 6:39:54 AM (No. 451570)
The "stache" needs to be trimmed in more ways than one.
20 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Krause 6/21/2020 7:30:04 AM (No. 451589)
Sounds like nobody likes Bolton any more. He may need that book income to live on.
23 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: gwholmessr 6/21/2020 7:59:58 AM (No. 451611)
The article left me confused. Hadn’t leaks already occurred? If so isn’t he up the creek without a paddle?
18 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/21/2020 8:25:37 AM (No. 451627)
Bolton is about to get his mustache waxed. What a fool!
16 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 6/21/2020 8:34:56 AM (No. 451636)
Bolton was after power at a level he was not capable of wielding. Used to like him. But now I realize it was mainly because the Left hated him. Didn't take PDT long to take his measure.
45 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Catfur27 6/21/2020 8:37:11 AM (No. 451638)
bolton should have read up a little about Benedict Arnold.....who also betrayed the people that trusted him ...and thought he had "switched sides" for a better deal...but the Brits treated him like day old dog crap....he NEVER got their respect...and died a as a bitter, friendless, pathetic old man in London....his name forever stained .......sic semper traitorous
43 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/21/2020 8:48:00 AM (No. 451649)
This book action is a testament to Bolton's ego and to be so blinded by it to either not recognize or not care about the jeopardy in which he has placed himself. Plus, there is not going to be an audience for his book. Conservatives will shun it. Some liberals will get it because it disses Trump but they hate Bolton so not much interest there either. Bolton is getting his 15 minutes of fame in the propaganda, TDS media but he has poisoned himself for any political purposes. He was always considered a loose cannon and now he is sinking with the cannon tied to his neck. Bolton should have learned a lesson from Flynn. Political court battles can be nasty and Flynn didn't do anything wrong. Bolton did. When Trump is reelected, Bolton can look forward to at least 4 years of hell. How stupid is this guy?
39 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/21/2020 9:23:13 AM (No. 451687)
Mr. Got Milk Bolton has stepped in it big time.
14 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/21/2020 9:37:37 AM (No. 451708)
Classified material can take two forms. 1. Directly classified by the person/agency that owns the information. 2. Accumulated classification, this is where many items that are normally unclassified, if taken in total ARE considered classified. An example of the latter: Troop deployments are common knowledge, add in where to and why, now it's classified. The job that Bolton had covered a myriad if issues, it no doubt he had access to lots of pieces of information, taken in total ARE classified. I'm sure his arrogance will get the better of him and he will be in serious trouble for releasing classified info, no matter how it is classified.
16 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: HotRod 6/21/2020 9:38:53 AM (No. 451710)
Bolton has seen democrats get away with worse, so he figured he would too. Problem is, he is not a democrat in good standing, nor is he in good standing with Republicans. The democrats and anti-Trumpers may have been happy to have a nasty, tell-all book to use against President Trump, but that won't help Bolton.
18 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: starboard 6/21/2020 9:42:15 AM (No. 451714)
The stache needs to have someone yank it off by the roots.
7 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/21/2020 9:53:00 AM (No. 451725)
Bolton will never face criminal charges; never do jail time. The government will move to seize any profits/royalties, at worst. The damage, i.e. disclosure of any classified and embarrassing unclassified stuff, is done, a modern problem presented by the instantaneous nature of modern publishing on the net. My guess is there is near zero classified info, and lots of embarrassing...which is always the bigger problem.
7 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: griddog1 6/21/2020 10:19:20 AM (No. 451747)
"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." Proverbs 8:13.
9 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Arby 6/21/2020 10:28:02 AM (No. 451758)
I've heard some of the 'bombshells' from Bolton's book and they sound more like ladyfingers. Credible people are saying that the charges are made out of whole cloth. I think you can criticize DJT for hiring a neocon opposed to what DJT promised to do, but the charges reported from Bolton's book should hold the public's attention for about a minute and a half. When 'chaotic', 'incompetent' etc. etc. are all translated they often mean 'he didn't take my advice and do what I wanted him to do.'
11 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 6/21/2020 11:23:37 AM (No. 451832)
The Judge thought that far too many books were already “out there’ to stop its publication, but the admonition he gave Bolton had to have scaed the bejeepers out of him. The judge made a case for his being prosecuted in the future for publishing the book without proper review. Bolton could have to give up his $2million advance and face prosecution for disclosing classified information. How’s he sleeping now…?
12 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Right Time 6/21/2020 11:42:10 AM (No. 451874)
BOLTON, you dummy, You can't write this garbage. There are laws against profiting from it--AND YOU'RE NOT A DEMOCRAT! (and therefore you are not exempt)
15 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: NotaBene 6/21/2020 12:30:07 PM (No. 451936)
Yet once again the Globalists wound President Trump. Antifa, BLM, academia, LGBTQ, Daca, SDNY AG, it all adds up to elect Badfinger Biden. I think they must all belong to an Illuminati Secret Society while President Trump is an American Bull.
5 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: Red Ghost 6/21/2020 1:46:42 PM (No. 451994)
As others have said, Bolton ain't no Democrat so he's fair game. AND, he should have the book thrown at him. Because illegal classified information can be distributed so widely and quickly, essentially nullifying for practical purposes any agreement Bolton would have signed, he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to make an example out of him so that others contemplating breaking this law, hopefully will think twice. It's the same reason that the fullest extent of the law must be exercised against the Comey cabal for committing a coup on the Trump administration and the United States. But I'm not holding my breath for any of this to happen.
7 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/21/2020 3:54:58 PM (No. 452085)
John Bolton is the 2020 walking, talking example of The Peter Principle. In spades, times ten.
3 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: weejun 6/21/2020 5:54:44 PM (No. 452196)
Talk about us capitalists hanging ourselves with rope we purchased: the intel organizations from Russia, China, North Korea and all the other countries who hate us must be gloating over how willing a lot of Americans are to trade US secrets for the almighty book buck.
3 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Agent Orange 6/21/2020 6:52:03 PM (No. 452225)
I need to reply to poster #9. You can not have a classification any higher than the highest classification of any of the multiple items in the gathering of information. If there is nothing in all of the individual elements that are classified, then the entire piece is unclassified. As a writer on very sensitive subjects such as Stealth and let's say, Area 51. And as a writer covering both subjects, I am familiar with dealing with classified and unclassified materials, plus I was the official Wing Historian, with the needed Top Secret clearance for 26 of my 21 years in the Air National Guard, and the five years I was on active duty. You may not classify a document if all the items were assembled from unclassified sources, reports and interviews. The classification elements only go one way, down, not up. MSgt USAF/ANG (ret)
2 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by StormCnter"
Bolton Thunders Once,
Legal Lightning Strikes Twice
21 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/21/2020 4:40:21 AM Post Reply
John Bolton’s aspirations to publish 500 pages of what reportedly is a nonstop jeremiad against that fellow in the Oval Office faces a steep legal hurdle: the 1980 Supreme Court decision in Snepp v. United States. Frank Snepp was a CIA agent who spent 1968 in Vietnam, the year in which American weekly casualties peaked. In 1977 Snepp published a memoir of what must have been a most unhappy tour, even by the standards of wartime. Titled A Decent Interval, it ran some 600 pages. Its thesis, in a nutshell, was that America made an indecent exit from Vietnam, abandoning its allies, knowing that the North Vietnamese
The Green Civil War 2 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/20/2020 6:40:09 AM Post Reply
Like many contemporary social movements—#metoo, Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March—the environmental lobby has tended to create an atmosphere of unanimity. In its struggle to win public and elite opinion, it has frequently evoked “science” as something settled and immutable, warning that those who dissent are either self-serving or seriously deranged. Yet in recent months, there has been growing criticism about the current green orthodoxy, including from people long associated with environmental causes. This has been most widely seen in the strange case of the Michael Moore–produced Planet of Humans, which exposes the rapacious profit-seeking and gratuitous environmental damage caused by the renewable energy industry.
Man arrested in shooting of
eight people outside San Antonio bar
15 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/20/2020 6:37:25 AM Post Reply
A man accused of shooting eight people outside a San Antonio bar after he was turned away because he was too inebriated was arrested Thursday by U.S. marshals and Florida sheriff's deputies, police said. Jenelius Crew, 37, was arrested at a Miami hotel by a regional fugitive task force, San Antonio police said in a statement. On Wednesday, the department obtained eight aggravated assault and deadly weapon arrest warrants for him, the statement said. Crew is accused of opening fire on people outside a bar Friday night after he and others were denied entry because they were too drunk, police said. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Vatican calls on Catholics
to divest from fossil fuels
43 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/19/2020 4:09:06 PM Post Reply
The Vatican on Thursday urged Catholics to divest from fossil fuels, a call made in church documents warning against the dangers of climate change. The 225-page encyclical, which is sent to all bishops within the church, also encouraged divesting from arms and monitoring sectors like mining to ensure they are not damaging the environment. The document, "Journeying Towards Care For Our Common Home," argues people “could favor positive changes ... by excluding from their investments companies that do not satisfy certain parameters,” according to Reuters.
Counsel of the Woke 3 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/19/2020 3:58:13 PM Post Reply
America has reached an epistemological breaking point. For the first two months following the coronavirus outbreak, public-health experts insisted that we “follow the science” and implement their recommendations, even if it meant millions of lost jobs and significant restrictions on constitutionally protected activities, such as church attendance and freedom of assembly. Blue-state governors quickly positioned themselves as executors of this neutral scientific knowledge, condemning anti-lockdown protesters as “anti-scientific;” meantime, social media companies banned anti-lockdown groups and censored content from lockdown skeptics. But when protests erupted in the U.S. after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, many public-health experts reversed course—and subordinated “science” to their activist politics.
Knives Out: Bolton Lacerates
Nikki Haley in New Book
15 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/19/2020 10:46:25 AM Post Reply
As far as exit interviews are concerned, this one was unofficial and especially ugly. In his forthcoming book, “The Room Where It Happened,” John Bolton condemns President Trump as a bumbling executive and mocks Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as a political opportunist and dismisses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as generally averse to conflict. But he doesn’t stop there, as one rising GOP star is finding out. The highly unflattering 494-page tome, cataloguing the former national security adviser’s time in the Trump White House, seems destined for bestseller lists — that is, if it can get published. Citing national security concerns late Wednesday,
Ex-Trump adviser breaks silence on Russia probe,
says Iran deal played role in false allegations
4 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/19/2020 10:40:53 AM Post Reply
For more than two years now, Walid Phares has kept a secret. The national security expert favored by many conservatives was interviewed and investigated in the Russia collusion probe, mostly for an issue unrelated to Moscow. It was Egypt, actually. The allegation — like many in the Russia case —, turned out to be spurious, and Phares was never charged with wrongdoing by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Now, Phares is speaking out for the first time, suggesting that one of the motives of those who made the allegations and sustained the investigation was to hamper the early Trump presidency’s foreign policy goals, including the 45th president’s
The Seattle Soviet 4 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/19/2020 10:33:46 AM Post Reply
"What," Marx asked, "is the Commune, that sphinx so tantalizing to the bourgeois mind?" In 1871 the Commune was the revolutionary government of Paris, a revolt against the newborn Third Republic of Adolphe Thiers. The communards, drawn from the ranks of city-dwelling laborers, overthrew the republican army and replaced it with an armed guard. The police were disbanded—or "defunded"—and reconstituted as an agency of the Commune. "It aimed to expropriate the expropriators." Churches were closed, judges were disestablished, and offices redistributed among the masses of the people. "In a rough sketch of national organization which the Commune had no time to develop," Marx wrote in "The Civil War in France,"
Senate Democrats weigh shutting down
GOP police reform plan
10 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/18/2020 4:46:21 PM Post Reply
Senate Democrats are agonizing over what to do about Senate Republicans’ police reform proposal. They can either vote down the legislation next week and face charges of obstruction amid a national reckoning on race — or advance a bill they say needs massive changes in order to meet the moment. The dilemma was hoisted on them Wednesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly rejiggered the Senate schedule to bring legislation from Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to the floor.
Disney Mum on Splash Mountain Outcry 13 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/17/2020 8:37:36 AM Post Reply
There is a growing call for Disney to rebrand one of its classic rides, which is intertwined with arguably the company's most controversial film. Amid the ongoing worldwide anti-racism protests in the wake of the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a number of discussions have taken place about previously accepted symbols of historical division in America. There have been some direct results from the renewed outcry, such as NASCAR banning the use of the Confederate flag at races and the country band Lady Antebellum renaming itself "Lady A." Disney has found itself in the middle of the debate due to Splash Mountain,
Aunt Jemima to remove image from
packaging and rename brand
46 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/17/2020 8:30:33 AM Post Reply
The breakfast brand Aunt Jemima is removing its logo and will be renamed, amid public outcry that the branding perpetuated a racist stereotype, its parent company said Wednesday. Quaker Oats said in a statement that the longtime brand will remove the image of Aunt Jemima from its packaging starting at the end of 2020, and the name change will happen at a later date. “As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations,” said Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer
10 Reasons People Have Called
General Douglas MacArthur a “Jerk”
24 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/17/2020 8:23:19 AM Post Reply
On June 17, 1932, 17,000 United States military veterans of World War I and 25,000 of their friends and family gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand early payment of their service certificate war bonuses. Although the bonuses were not due to be paid until 1945, the Great Depression had hit the United States and these veterans were floundering financially. General Douglas MacArthur, chief of staff of the Army, personally led US troops to forcibly drive away his fellow veterans, even though future 5 star general and president, Maj. Dwight Eisenhower (serving as an aide to MacArthur) counseled him not to have anything to do with the eviction.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Brett Favre Compares Colin Kaepernick to
Pat Tillman: ‘I Assume Hero Status Will Be
Stamped’
42 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/22/2020 2:15:13 PM Post Reply
Brett Favre says that Colin Kaepernick’s decision to forego his NFL career in order to continue his anthem protests and social justice movement, is a sacrifice in league with former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman. Further, Favre believes that eventually Kaepernick, like Tillman, will be thought of as a “hero.” In a recent interview with TMZ, the former Packer legend went in-depth on his reasoning for believing that Kaepernick deserves heroic status for his protests and movement. “It’s not easy for a guy his age — black or white, Hispanic, whatever — to stop something that you’ve always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold,
Noose found in garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway 41 replies
Posted by MDConservative 6/22/2020 8:49:31 AM Post Reply
A noose was found in the garage stall of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR said in a statement released Sunday night. The statement read in full: "Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act.
Petition Draws Support To Rename Columbus,
Ohio, ‘Flavortown’ After City Removes
Christopher Columbus Statue
39 replies
Posted by Imright 6/21/2020 10:58:04 AM Post Reply
Flavortown. That’s what thousands of people want to rename Columbus, Ohio, according to a new petition posted on change.org. And the petition poster sounds serious.“Beloved Buckeyes one and all,” wrote someone identifying himself as Tyler Woodbridge. “Columbus is an amazing city, but one whose name is tarnished by the very name itself. Its namesake, Christopher Columbus, is in The Bad Place because of all his raping, slave trading, and genocide. That’s not exactly a proud legacy.”
At Least 100 Shot over Father’s Day
Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago
38 replies
Posted by Imright 6/22/2020 10:14:31 AM Post Reply
At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago over Father’s Day Weekend 2020. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the first non-fatal shooting of the weekend occurred around 6:30 p.m. Friday, when a vehicle pulled up near a 35-year-old woman and the occupants opened fire. The woman was transported to hospital with gunshot wounds to her arm. NBC Chicago reports the last non-fatal shooting of the weekend took place around 12:30 a.m. Monday, when an 18-year-old woman was shot while “driving in the 5100 block of South Calumet.”The first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred at 9:52 p.m. Friday, when
“Some White People May Have to Die
for Black Communities to Be Made
Whole”–Far Left UGA Teaching Assistant
on Black Lives Matter Movement
37 replies
Posted by Imright 6/21/2020 10:39:52 AM Post Reply
Irami Osei-Frampong, a University of Georgia graduate student and teaching assistant recently wrote that some white people may have to die before black communities will be made whole. Osei-Frampong made the comments on Facebook and says he’s confused on why his words are so contrersial.(Video) WSBTV reported: A University of Georgia graduate student is getting criticism for comments he wrote on Facebook.The man at the center of the controversy is Irami Osei-Frampong — a philosophy graduate student employed by the university as a teacher’s assistant.He speaks frequently about race and equality,
Bolton: ‘Hope’ History Remembers Trump as
‘One-Term President Who Didn’t Plunge the
Country Irretrievably into a Downward Spiral’
31 replies
Posted by Imright 6/22/2020 7:12:25 AM Post Reply
In a Sunday interview which aired on ABC News, former National Security Advisor John Bolton said his “hope” is that history remembers President Donald Trump as a “one-term president who didn’t plunge the country irretrievably into a downward spiral” from which it cannot recover.As he discussed his forthcoming tell-all book, “The Room Where It Happened,” Bolton emphasized he does not believe Trump to be a conservative Republican nor “competent to serve” as commander in chief. “I’ve made my case about the president’s not being a conservative and not being competent to serve in the book,” Bolton told ABC News
Cuomo takes a bow after his
deadly nursing home decision
30 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 6/21/2020 4:31:00 AM Post Reply
There is an old saying that if you don’t blow your own horn, there won’t be any music. Gov. Andrew Cuomo obviously is a believer, having ended his streak of 111 daily coronavirus briefings with another blast of praise for himself. From March 2 until Friday, he held forth in marathon appearances that boosted his political ratings. Early on he hit an incredible 87 percent approval in the state and an April poll found that 56 percent of national Democrats wanted to dump Joe Biden and make Cuomo the presidential nominee. That support reflected how skillfully the governor performed in front of the camera.
Democratic 'Dirty Tricks'
Sabotage Trump Tulsa Rally
29 replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/21/2020 10:20:10 AM Post Reply
Tik-Tok and K-Pop users are claiming they reserved hundreds of tickets for Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally, never having any intention of showing up. The result was a half-empty arena in Tulsa for the president’s post-coronavirus restart of his campaign. In fact, Twitter is alight this morning with reports that dozens of teens reserved thousands of rally tickets to sabotage the optics of Trump’s speech. Trending on Twitter this morning is #EveryoneLaughingAtYouDonald and #TrumpRallyFail.
Toddler, 3 teens among 9 dead, 56 shot
in Chicago Father's Day weekend
violence
27 replies
Posted by Imright 6/21/2020 10:44:03 AM Post Reply
CHICAGO-- Nine people have been killed, four of them minors, and 47 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago so far on Father's Day weekend.A teenage girl, 2 teen boys and a 3-year-old are among the dead. A 27-year-old man was driving his 3-year-old son in the 600 block of North Central Avenue when a blue Honda pulled up and fired into their car just before 6:30 Saturday night, according to police.Police said the man was only grazed, but the 3-year-old was hit in the back and later died.The father drove the boy to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said, but the boy was pronounced dead
Greta Thunberg: Climate change 'as
urgent' as coronavirus
25 replies
Posted by bad-hair 6/21/2020 4:41:23 PM Post Reply

Greta Thunberg says the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency. That means the world acting "with necessary force", the Swedish climate activist says in an exclusive interview with BBC News. She doesn't think any "green recovery plan" will solve the crisis alone. And she says the world is now passing a "social tipping point" on climate and issues such as Black Lives Matter.  Corrections*

500,000+ People Watch Trump’s
Tulsa Rally on YouTube
25 replies
Posted by Harlowe 6/21/2020 1:24:00 AM Post Reply
Although President Donald Trump’s first rally since the Chinese coronavirus pandemic broke out in the United States fell short of attendance expectations, hundreds of thousands of people watched the president’s wide-ranging speech online. The New York Times reports roughly 500,000 people tuned into President Trump’s “Great American Comeback” rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on YouTube across various live feeds.(Snip)The Trump campaign blamed the lower-than-expected turnout on “protestors, coupled with a relentless onslaught from the media.”(Snip)The president also warned that Democrats are attempting to erase America’s heritage.
Schiff: ‘Trump Is Guilty’ — The House Proved
Him Guilty
24 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/22/2020 1:53:42 PM Post Reply
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussed the allegations in the new book by former national security adviser John Bolton and the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. According to the California Democrat, Trump has already been proven “guilty” by the U.S. House of Representatives. Schiff said, “I would put frankly, at the top of the list the willingness to change tariffs if only China would help him get re-elected and this is a perfect echo of his misconduct with Ukraine, but more than that, we warned during the trial that you could only count on Donald Trump to do what’s right for him
Post New Article