Apparently, the White House received an advance copy of the Bolton book manuscript in December to review. That made it clear that a witness who had direct knowledge of President Trump’s actions and intent in the Ukraine quid pro quo was preparing to come forward.
Nevertheless, the White House defense team went forward in their Senate opening on Saturday with the defense thet there were no direct witnesses to Trump’s action… a defense that was shredded by the Bolton leak on Sunday.
Why did the White House allow their lawyers to stake their case on a position that was going to be undermine the defense’s credibility?
Not caring, since they are confident the Senate vote is fixed?
Because their entire job is to put on a show for Trump. That’s it. The reality TV star needs his ego fed.
I am actually convinced that Trump did not read the transcript before hand. But his lawyers definitely did. And like in other recorded incidents, everyone around trump is trying to shield him from upsetting news.