Impeachment manager Jerry Nadler revealed on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that he would now like to call former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as a witness in President Trump’s impeachment trial.
“John Kelly, you would want to call, given his remarks about Bolton’s veracity?
Yes. That would seem to indicate that he has knowledge of what Bolton’s testifying to.
Speaking at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall as part of a lecture series, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told an audience he believes John Bolton.
HeraldTribune reports asked if Bolton – Trump’s former national security adviser – should testify at Trump’s impeachment trial, Kelly said he supports calling witnesses.
President Donald Trump is denying that he told former National Security Adviser John Bolton that he wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country launched investigations into Joe Biden and his son, allegations that Bolton levies in his new book, according to a New York Times report.
But one of Trump’s former top aides told a Sarasota audience Monday evening that if the reporting on what Bolton wrote is accurate, he believes Bolton.
“If John Bolton says that in the book, I believe John Bolton,” said retired Gen. John Kelly, who served as Trump’s chief of staff for 18 months.
Kelly spoke Monday at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall as part of the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall lecture series. The general worked with Bolton during his time as chief of staff, which ended in early 2019. Kelly said Bolton is an honest person.
“Every single time I was with him … he always gave the president the unvarnished truth,” Kelly said of Bolton, who has become a figure of intense interest in the impeachment inquiry.