John Bolton

John Bolton

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NEW DATA: Voters see Afghanistan as a major failure, blame Trump and Biden -- only 33% favor withdrawing all troops, 80% believe the Taliban will support terrorist groups, 61% say our failure encourages jihadist groups across the globe. More data here:

By ending the legal action, the Department of Justice has acknowledged that President Trump and his White House officials acted illegitimately regarding my book.

It's time to sound the alarm on #Turkey . Under an authoritarian leader, a once-reliable NATO ally is turning its back on democracy and embracing #Russia . I'm pleased to join the @turkish_project  advisory council to shine a light on the darkening situation. 

The politics of American foreign policy are reverting to their norms. GOP & Democrats have returned to their traditional stances on key issues after years of uncertainty. Trump's influence on security is finally receding, likely for good. More in the @WSJ 

General Mark Milley is a staunch supporter of the Constitution and the rule of law.  His patriotism is unquestioned.  See my full statement below.

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China silenced coronavirus whistleblowers, expelled journalists, destroyed samples, refused CDC help, and concealed counts of deaths and infections. It's fact there was a massive coverup. China is responsible. The world must act to hold them accountable.

We rely on China for medical supplies, vaccine production, and other life-saving equipment. It's time for America to rapidly increase domestic manufacturing and stop trusting adversaries to supply us in a crisis. China has proven itself untrustworthy on coronavirus.

Congratulations to all involved in eliminating Qassem Soleimani. Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran's malign Quds Force activities worldwide. Hope this is the first step to regime change in Tehran.

Another good day. Iran rips the mask off the idea it ever fully complied with the nuclear deal, or that it made a strategic decision to forswear nuclear weapons. Now, it's on to the real job: effectively preventing the ayatollahs from getting such a capability.

Two Michigan legislators meet today with Donald Trump, who will inflict on them the political equivalent of blunt force trauma. The GOP's honor & integrity rest on the character of these two men. If they resist, we must come to their defense. If they falter, we are in trouble.

John Kelly is an honorable man. John and I have disagreed at times, as is commonplace at senior government levels, but he has always served his country faithfully. Conservatives especially have a responsibility to reject baseless attacks upon him.

Reporting that alleges the Trump Administration dissolved NSC offices related to our biodefense are both false and misleading. Listen to those who ran the effort. This is a must-read for everyone who values truth over politics in a time of crisis.

Since when did eviscerating the Constitutional separation of powers become conservative? When re-election becomes more important than our founding principles

Trump's decision to withdraw US Forces from Germany shows a broad lack of strategic understanding. It sends the wrong signal to our adversaries and leaves our allies vulnerable in the face of increasing global threats. It's simply unacceptable