Legal eagles, is there an obvious legal reason why Bolton might have declined this offer? I’m trying to tease out his motives over the past month and can’t find a coherent storyline. Watch, then read on.
"…we did approach John Bolton’s counsel, asked if Mr. Bolton would be willing to submit an affidavit under oath, describing what he observed in terms of the President’s Ukraine misconduct, and he refused." -Rep. Adam Schiff pic.twitter.com/74uYvxFrqc
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) February 6, 2020
Bolton understandably might have had misgivings about submitting an affidavit after the White House warned him that the manuscript that he submitted to the National Security Council is allegedly brimming with classified information. That was a warning shot to Bolton to keep his mouth shut until the draft has been vetted lest he say something that might earn him criminal prosecution.