President Trump signals White House would attempt to limit Bolton testimony

FILE – In this July 31, 2019 file photo, then National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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UPDATED 6:10 PM PT — Thursday, January 9, 2020

President Trump has signaled the White House may try to restrict the testimony of former National Security Adviser John Bolton. On Thursday, the president said he would defer to the Senate if Bolton were to testify in the upcoming impeachment trial.

He claimed that “we have to protect presidential privilege,” not just for him, “but for future presidents.”

“To me, for the future, we have to protect presidential privilege,” stated President Trump. “When we start allowing national security advisers to just go up and say whatever they want to say, we can’t do that.”

The president’s remarks came after the former top White House aide said Monday that he would be willing to testify.

Bolton has also spoken out against the new War Powers Resolution, which aims to restrict the president’s military action against Iran.

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