The graphite factory episode would not be the first time Bolton had used alleged intelligence to try to block a negotiated agreement. In early 2004, Bolton, as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, was determined to prevent the British, French and German governments from reaching an accord with Iran that would frustrate Cheney’s plan for an eventual U.S. military option against Iran.
Phi Beta Iota: What most people do not seem to understand is that there is only one mind that matters in the White House: that of President Donald Trump. Everyone else, including Bolton, Pompeo, and Mattis, are window dressing — court jesters whose primary value is in feeding the fake news media while real work is done directly between Trump, Xi, and Putin. A proper counterintelligence investigation of Bolton would almost certainly reveal that he is an agent of a foreign power (Israel) and in regular violation of his Oath to defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies domestic and foreign.