Bolton emphasizes focus on 'critical national-security issues' in Twitter return

Bolton emphasizes focus on 'critical national-security issues' in Twitter return
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Former Trump national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonJudge appears skeptical of Bolton's defense of publishing book without White House approval Maximum pressure is keeping US troops in Iraq and Syria Woodward book trails Bolton, Mary Trump in first-week sales MORE on Saturday emphasized a renewed focus on “critical national-security issues” in his latest missive since returning to Twitter.

“Let's get back to discussing critical national-security issues confronting America. The threats are grave and growing. The presidency and control of the House and the Senate will all be decided in less than one year. It's time to speak up again!” he tweeted Saturday morning.

Bolton, a vocal national security hawk, returned to Twitter this week after a hiatus, claiming his account was “suppressed unfairly” after his September departure from the White House.

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"We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation as National Security Advisor. More to come," Bolton tweeted.

He later added that the White House "refused to return access to my personal Twitter account" and that he was "sorry to disappoint" anyone who thought he would not eventually speak out.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE on Friday denied that Bolton’s Twitter account was frozen after he left the administration.

"No, of course not," he said on Fox News. "I actually had a good relationship with John. We disagreed on some things and some methods, but I actually had a good relationship."

A senior administration official later told The Hill that the White House didn't prevent Bolton from accessing his personal account, saying it wouldn't have the technical means to do that.

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Bolton’s resurgence on social media comes amid the ongoing House impeachment investigation. Lawmakers had sought his testimony regarding Trump’s efforts to lobby Ukraine to launch a public investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE, but Bolton and several other key figures did not testify during the past two weeks of public hearings.

The former national security adviser has said he will continue to work with his Bolton PAC to support House and Senate candidates “committed to policies promoting a strong America.”