John Bolton’s Testimony Won’t be Enough

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor In Chief

In a statement issued on Monday, Jan. 6, former National Security Advisor John Bolton said that he would testify at the Trump impeachment trial should the Senate move to subpoena him. A quick move to push republican Senate sentiment towards a longer, extensive trial, which is needed to sort through the aftermath of a disastrous first —and should the trial go forward with a partisan bias— last, presidential term.

Democrats in the house have long wanted to receive a Bolton testimony, and this response by Bolton will only serve to expedite the trial process, which has up to this point been slowed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an attempt to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into a more well-rounded witness list, in order to prevent the trial from being a short parade followed by a Republican-nay-vote.

In the end, however, this move is entirely symbolic in nature and the only course of action from this point is to stack more witnesses onto the podium and see whatever the Democrats can get to stick.

This trial will be much more about the way it is handled than the actual facts themselves, as far as the outcome itself is concerned, should we choose to ignore the gleaming abuse of power exercised by the Trump administration.

Politics is a dirty game and truth means nothing unless it has the right spin team behind it, and at this point in time, the game’s pieces are majorly red where they count, leaving a blue counterattack at the president through impeachment as nothing more than a pipe dream.

We can only wait for the next scandal and major secret to set the White House lawn ablaze with reporters, but until then we have to grapple with the reality of the situation.

The Trump impeachment trial will be a circus. And the elephants will run the show.