Bolton: “No U.S. government involvement in trying to drone assassination of Venezuelan President Maduro

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Bolton on Maduro ‘assassination’ attempt, the Russian interference

On “Fox News Sunday,” the national security Advisor, responded to the apparent attack on President Maduro, questions about a separation between the administration and the President of Trump on the issue.

The United States had said “no involvement” in the obvious drone-assassination of the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday afternoon, the National security Advisor to John Bolton “Fox News Sunday.”

Multiple drone-like devices armed with explosives was detonated in the vicinity of Maduro during his appearance in the capital, Caracas, where he is the task of a speech at a military event. Dramatic footage from the episode showed Maduro and the twitching around him, explosions sounded, sending soldiers in the vicinity scattering.

Maduro claims to political groups in Venezuela, conspirators in Bogota and Miami, to kill him, and said he was hoping President Trump is “ready to fight against the terrorist groups.” Attorney General Tarek William Saab said that the attack targeted not just Maduro, but the military, the entire upper command of the stage with the President.

But Bolton vigorously denied the suggestion that the White house had nothing to do with the effort.

“I can say unequivocally, there was no U.S. government involvement in this” Bolton host Chris Wallace said. “If the government of Venezuela has hard information that you want to present to us, that would show a possible violation of U.S. criminal law, we take a serious look at them, but in the meantime, I think what we should really focus on is the corruption and repression of the Maduro regime in Venezuela.”


Trump allegedly had assistants asked in an Oval Office meeting in August last year, whether the U.S. Invasion in Venezuela, like that of the socialist countries, to unravel the economic, legal and political conditions countinued.

The proposal present at the meeting, including Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and the National security Advisor, H. R. McMaster, both of which the administration have stunned since leaving.

Venezuela’s government routinely accuses opposition activists of plotting to attack and overthrow of Maduro, a deeply unpopular leader, was recently elected to a new term in office in a vote decried by dozens of Nations.

Maduro has moved steadily to concentrate the power, as the nation reels from a crippling economic crisis. In the middle of near-daily protests in the last year, a rogue police officer with a stolen helicopter over the capital flew and fired shells at several government buildings. Oscar Perez later died in a deadly firefight after more than six months on the run.

Separately, Bolton President Trump’s tweet defended caused earlier in the day, the accused “fake news” sources might be “war”.

The national security Advisor, also supported the President is with the complaints about the “Russian Scam,” said Trump takes up the idea of the Russian election meddling, but suggestions that his campaign was part of a broader conspiracy.

“I believe what he says, by the hoax, is the idea that somehow the Russians are directed and controlled his campaign, or controlled by his government -that there is some conspiracy against US law,” said Bolton.

Fox News’ Jeffrey Rubin, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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