Bolton says he’d comply with subpoena for impeachment testimony

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Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said Monday that he would testify if the Republican-controlled Senate called for him to appear in President Trump’s impeachment trial.

“I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify,” Bolton said. Democrats said Bolton’s unexpected statement strengthened their argument to call top current and former Trump aides as witnesses.

Bolton, who often clashed with Trump, has hinted that he could provide important information on the Trump administration’s campaign to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said if Senate Republican leaders now block testimony from Bolton and other witnesses, “they would make absolutely clear they are participating in a cover-up.”

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