John Bolton says Trump indictment could be the act that re-elects him as president

"If you don't want Donald Trump to be elected president again, for God's sake, be careful how you act," John Bolton said.

Published: March 18, 2023 10:54am

Updated: March 18, 2023 11:57am

Former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Saturday on CNN that if prosecutors indict President Trump but fail to convict him, he could get back in the White House. 

"Having very much in mind the one rule of law for everybody, if they indict and fail to convict in New York, I think historians will look back and say that this is the act that re-elected Donald Trump president," Bolton said.

"So I hope those prosecutors in New York are very, very certain of their case," he continued.

Trump made an announcement on his Truth Social platform Saturday that said he expects to be arrested on Tuesday and urged the country to protest.

"Now illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorneys office, which has allowed new records to be set in violent crime & whose leader is funded by George Soros, indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven, & based on an old & fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairytale, the far & away leading Republican candidate & former president of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week," Trump wrote.

"Protest, take our nation back!" he added.

Bolton, who served under President Trump as national security adviser, said at the end of the interview that if people don't want Trump re-elected president, they need to act carefully.

"If something happens with this that allows Trump to make it a campaign issue, it's going to be very serious," Bolton stated. "I know this must be galling to many people, but keep your eye on the ball is what I'd say. If you don't want Donald Trump to be elected president again, for God's sake, be careful how you act."

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