Nadler: 'We're not interested in Bolton's testimony'

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerAll eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room Fight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he is “not interested” in having John BoltonJohn BoltonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Democrats inch closer to legislative deal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat We've left Afghanistan — but its consequences are just starting to arrive MORE testify about allegations the former White House national security adviser made in his forthcoming book about President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE’s actions. 

Asked by CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperDemocrats face critical 72 hours Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill IMF economist expecting inflation pressure through mid-2022 MORE if he will call Bolton to testify before the committee over allegations released in excerpts of the book, Nadler suggested he would not. 

“No, we’re not interested in Bolton’s testimony,” he said. 


Pressed by Tapper, Nadler said, “we may, but we’ll see about that.” 

Tapper also asked Nadler if any of the new revelations from Bolton’s book could lead to another impeachment probe against Trump. 

“I think the president has done a lot of impeachable things, including what Bolton’s talking about,” Nadler responded. 

However, he said an impeachment probe against Trump “at this point” is a “waste of time and effort” with an election coming up and a Republican-controlled Senate that he said “won’t entertain” an impeachment trial. 

The House impeached Trump on a charge of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress at the end of last year. He was acquitted in the Senate in January. 

Bolton refused to testify before the House during its impeachment inquiry. Instead, he threatened to join a lawsuit contesting the House Democrats’ subpoenas seeking his associate’s testimony.

In his memoir, “The Room Where It Happened,” Bolton accused House Democrats of committing “impeachment malpractice,” in limiting their inquiry to Ukraine. 

He also alleges that Trump solicited Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assistance in winning reelection.