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Speaker Pelosi says John Bolton may get subpoena from the House

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with other House Democrats on the morning following Iranian attacks on bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 9:53 AM PT — Sunday, January 12, 2020

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated the House may subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton. Pelosi said that this possibility has “not been excluded” from consideration, but added her chamber has to see how the Senate trial goes first.

Recent reports suggested if Bolton were to testify, he would discuss his disagreement over the way foreign policy in the administration has been conducted. However, Pelosi has said she is confident in the House’s impeachment case and will likely not need his testimony.

The speaker went on to suggest the House has the option to file new articles of impeachment, depending on how the Senate trial is conducted.

FILE – In this July 31, 2019 file photo, then National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. Bolton says he’s ‘prepared to testify’ in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Earlier in the week, President Trump signaled that the White House would try to restrict Bolton’s testimony. The president said he would defer to the Senate if the former adviser were to testify in the upcoming impeachment trial.

He claimed “we have to protect presidential privilege” for not just him “but for future presidents.”

The former top White House aide confirmed Monday that he would be willing to testify.

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