Reeeeeeeally shady for Engel, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, to sit on this for four months. If it’s worth revealing when the Senate is 48 hours away from deciding the momentous question of whether to call Bolton as a witness, why wasn’t it worth revealing a month ago? Or the day after the call happened?
Sure seems like it’s been carefully timed to maximize the political pressure on Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and (maybe but probably not) Lamar Alexander. After all, the more Bolton potentially has to reveal, the more compelling the argument becomes for deposing him. Was his knowledge of the Ukraine matter limited to Trump’s intentions about a quid pro quo or did he know more — maybe up to and including the details of Giuliani’s scheme to get Yovanovitch recalled so that she wouldn’t interfere with the pressure on Zelensky over Burisma?
Does Bolton also happen to know if Yovanovitch’s boss, Mike Pompeo, was part of that scheme?