WASHINGTON (Reuters) – John Bolton meets Monica Lewinsky.
PHOTO FILE: Former White House National security Advisor John Bolton offers reviews on North Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) thinks tanks in Washington, USA September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/image file
Twenty-one years ago former White House Intern Lewinsky was at the center of a drag-of-war over whether she had testified in the trial of the United States Senate of President Bill Clinton, a Democratic party.
It is now Bolton, fired last September from his work as the white national security consultant, who is the witness of the potential prize in the presidential trial of Republican Donald Trump. Democrats believe that he owns the damaging information and wants him to testify, while many Republicans, who control the Senate, do not want to hear from him.
In many ways, two cases of guilt cannot be different.
In 1999 the allegations focused on Clinton’s lie under the oath of a sexual act with Lewinsky, while now Trump has accused of abusing his power by hitting a vulnerable Ukrainian allies to investigate an November election potential competitor, Joe Biden.
But fear is a common factor. Some Trump allies worry that the new witness testimony broadcast directly from the Senate floor may weaken his defense that he did nothing wrong.
Former legislature and assistants who played a key role in the Clinton crime Test recalled in the interview with Reuters many tensions with and…