John Bolton Admits Organizing Coups

Former Trump Security Adviser Proud to Deliver Coups


R. Gelfenstein - John Bolton, who was national security adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, boasted Tuesday that he was part of coup plots, though he avoided giving examples.

Bolton made the comments during a CNN interview to discuss the January 2021 attack on the Capitol by a crowd of Trump supporters, an event being investigated by a congressional committee.

During the conversation, journalist Jake Tapper said that "you don't have to be brilliant to attempt a coup," to which the former adviser replied: "It's not me. As someone who has helped plan coups in the summer, not here." , but in other countries, I can say it's a lot of work.

He then referred to the political crisis that Venezuela experienced in 2019, when the United States government, of which he was a part, recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.

In this episode, Bolton said Tuesday that "the opposition tried to overthrow an illegitimately elected president (Nicolás Maduro) and failed."

What's more, he thought he was "laughing" at the thought that Trump, with whom he ended up fighting, "does not have even half the skills of the Venezuelan opposition" to organize a coup d'état.

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