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Mark Levin: John Bolton Doesn't Have Evidence of an Impeachable Offense

Mark Levin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Source: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Conservative talk radio host and author Mark Levin doesn’t believe John Bolton has any consequential evidence for the Senate impeachment trial, and explained why on Twitter Tuesday evening.

“Question to Romney, Collins, & Murkowski: if John Bolton had evidence of an actual quid pro quo or impeachable offense, why didn’t he immediately report it to Congress or criminal authorities or ethics officials; or why didn’t go public immediately with a press conference?” he asked.

“Answer: he had no evidence and had no evidence,” Levin continued.

Does Levin have a point? If John Bolton had evidence of a quid pro quo or impeachable offense, why not go public immediately? Before being fired by Donald Trump, Bolton reportedly offered to resign after disagreements Trump’s Camp David invitation to the Taliban to negotiate ending the war in Afghanistan. This was months after Trump’s controversial phone call with President Zelensky—after any such linkage between the aid to Ukraine and investigating the Biden’s would have occurred. If Bolton believed he had witnessed anything that came even close to an impeachable offense, wouldn’t he have resigned sooner, rather that be a part of something he believed to be wrong? Levin is clearly on to something.

Levin followed up with another question for those three GOP Senators. “While you indicate an interest in Bolton as a witness, why don’t you indicate any interest in Adam Schiff, the so-called whistleblower, and Hunter Biden?”

It’s truly unfathomable that any Republican who would side with Democrats on prolonging the Senate trial with witnesses that should have been called by Democrats during the House impeachment inquiry—the same inquiry that apparently had enough damning evidence to impeach, but not anymore—then why not want reciprocity? Is it not worth answering the question if there was justification to investigate the Bidens? The Democrats may not want that question answered, but every Republican should.

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Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis