RNA - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton are two examples that illustrate how US officials are “provoking global war and economic destruction,” said Mike Billington, the Asia editor for the Executive Intelligence Review.
“Criminals like John Bolton” have sought to perpetuate American “imperial colonial wars,” Billington told Press TV on Tuesday.
Bolton “correctly was fired from his position and is now spreading his filth; the same is true for [Mike Pompeo]; the same is true for [US House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi,” Billington added.
“So it’s not a Republican or Democratic issue; it’s the swamp as it’s called, or the deep state; it’s the British intelligence networks in the United States, even in Trump’s cabinet, which are threatening the world with disintegration,” he said.
Bolton, a foreign policy hawk, recently denounced Trump’s “diplomatic outreach” to North Korea, calling it a failure.
Bolton said “the pursuit of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, the meetings with him and the efforts to get a deal with North Korea are doomed to failure. North Korea in the last 30 years has on four separate memorable occasions publicly committed to getting rid of nuclear weapons and just never seems to get around to doing it.”
Bolton made the remarks at a forum on foreign policy Monday in his first public appearance since Trump’s impeachment trial over the Ukraine scandal.
Bolton, who was considered a key potential witness in Trump’s impeachment inquiry, was prohibited by Republican lawmakers from testifying during the trial.
He also suggested that his unpublished book contained far more revelations than just the campaign to pressure Ukraine for help with domestic politics but said he was fighting “censorship” by the White House.
Bolton was fired by Trump in September. However, he claims he offered his resignation as he and the president increasingly diverged on foreign policy.