Mike Pompeo Drops Hammer: John Bolton Should ‘Be in Jail for Spilling Classified Information’

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared that President Donald Trump’s ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton should “be in jail for spilling classified information.”

Pompeo has a new book, “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America Love,” which will hit the shelves next week.

In the book, Pompeo takes a swipe at Nikki Haley, Jared Kushner, and Bolton.

Pompeo accuses Haley of plotting with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to get rid of Mike Pence.

He claims that the plan was to get Haley named vice president.

Pompeo claims Haley “played” Trump’s then-Chief of Staff John Kelly.

“As best Kelly could tell,” Pompeo writes, “they were presenting a possible ‘Haley for vice president’ option.

“I can’t confirm this, but Kelly was certain he had been played, and he was not happy about it.

“Clearly, this visit did not reflect a team effort but undermined our work for America.”

But he saves his harshest criticism for Bolton, who he said belongs in jail.

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Bolton, Pompeo said, should “be in jail for spilling classified information.”

Pompeo also said he hopes to testify against Bolton if he ever faces criminal charges.

Bolton fired back during a CNN interview:

“What he knows, in fact — or should know — is that my book went through a four-month-long pre-publication review process precisely to make sure there was no classified information in the book.

“It was arduous at times I can tell you.

“The National Security Council senior director responsible for that review cleared the book.

“And inside the White House, because Donald Trump didn’t want the book published before the election, he fired the senior director, a career employee of the National Archives, from her job and tried to get another review going.

“If he didn’t know about it, it’s incompetence in writing the book for not checking out the facts before he put it down on paper.

“And if he did know about it, that’s malicious and well beyond reckless to say things like that,” Bolton said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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