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Kaine: Bolton may have problems with security check get
Kevin cork reports from West Palm Beach, FL
Incoming national security adviser John Bolton defended himself on Sunday, after a Democratic senator asked whether he would be able to make the necessary safety distance, through a video-speech Bolton gave a Russian pro-gun rights group in the year 2013.
On Saturday, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., tweeted is from a National Public Radio report on the group Bolton, known as The right To Bear arms. The NPR report described, one of the founders of the group, Alexander Torshin, as an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who served as Deputy speaker of the Russian Parliament for more than 10 years.
“Can John Bolton even have a security clearance?” Kaine asked rhetorically. “Connections to the Russian ally of Vladimir Putin?”
John Bolton is even a security clearance? Relations with Russian ally of Vladimir Putin?https://t. co/7eri6tYN9A
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) March 25, 2018
On Sunday, a spokesman for Bolton said: “The Ambassador [Bolton] was asked by former [National Rifle Association] President Dave Keene to record a video for the presentation, the upper house of the Russian Parliament, the Federation Council. The Ambassador has never heard of The right to Bear arms, to the recent reporting of the group.”
According to the NPR report, Bolton international Affairs sub-Committee in 2011, was with the NRA.
Kaine focused his tweet in an appearance on CNN’s “state of the Union” on Sunday morning.
“Russia,-said the head of nation-state adversaries of the United States, this type of contacts to raise real questions in my head about whether he could get a full security clearance or not,” Kaine. “We have already lost, a national security Advisor, Michael Flynn, because he let go of lying about contacts with foreign governments and had to.
“I think that even if the Senate does not vote to confirm, the national security Advisor, I have many, many questions not only about John Bolton, the philosophy, but through these contacts with Russia, and possibly other governments.”