In 2010, John Bolton told Fox Business Channel host Andrew Napolitano that he would “absolutely” lie to protect U.S. national security when interviewed regarding about documents released at the time by Wikileaks.
Napolitano asked, “You would lie in order to preserve the truth?”
Bolton replied, “If I had to say something that I knew was false to protect American national security, I would do it. I don’t think we’re often faced with that difficulty, but would I lie about where the D-Day invasion was gonna take place to deceive the Germans? You better believe it.”
Napolitano then asked, “Why do people in the government think that the rules of society to the laws don’t apply to them?
“Because they are not dealing in the civil society we live in under the Constitution,” answered Bolton. “They are dealing in an anarchic environment internationally where different rules apply.”
“There are convenient misstatements that people can make,” he added. “And it may not be the most appealing thing to say, but honestly, in that case, that’s a good example of something that benefitted the United States.”
When asked if Bolton himself had lied during his diplomatic career, he replied, “I don’t think so, knowingly. But, I certainly am able to spin things. And a good diplomat is able to spin things just like American politicians.”
Bolton, who recently left the White House where he served as President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, is set to release a tell-all memoir of his time at the White House.
In excerpts recently released to The New York Times, Bolton alleges that Trump gave “personal favors to dictators he liked.” For example, Bolton claims that President Trump gave China’s Communist President Xi Jinping the go-ahead to house Uighur Muslims in concentration camps.
Trump defends that he’s been one of the toughest leaders on China. The Department of Justice is also looking into pursuing charges against Bolton for potentially leaking highly classified information.
Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year
The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.
According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.
ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.
Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries.
Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.
Surprisingly, ADN reports:
A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.
Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.
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