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 BoltonSenate Republicans must stand up for the rule of law and ensure a fair, open proceeding Democrats cap impeachment arguments with focus on Trump stonewalling Lindsey Graham will oppose subpoena of Hunter Biden 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.


"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 TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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.


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 BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment 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.”