Just hours after the New York Times leaked part of former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book that suggested Donald Trump did want a quid pro quo before sending military aid to Ukraine, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) snapped at reporters and claimed that we shouldn’t believe a word that comes out of Bolton’s mouth because Trump said so.
“It’s interesting to hear the questions,” Collins said, interrupting another member’s answer. “If John Bolton says it, it must be true. Even though the president said it didn’t happen, [Attorney General William Barr] said it didn’t happen.”
“You talk about relevance,” Collins said to one reporter. “Why wouldn’t it be relevant to have Adam Schiff as a witness? When him and his staff met with the whistleblower before it became public, they wanted the whistleblower out there, but when it came public he meddled or his staff actually had contact with [the whistleblower] then it’s a relevance issue.”
“It’s interesting me today that they say these are ‘relevant’ witnesses,” he added. “Where was the call for relevant witnesses when Adam Schiff was holding his underground hearings?”
“The premise of your question is Bolton undoubtedly must be right,” the congressman whined. “The president undoubtedly must be wrong. We prove that wrong over and over again. And the president’s team is going to do that again today.”
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below: