John R. Bolton

John Robert Bolton is an American attorney, diplomat, Republican consultant and political commentator who served as the 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 and as the 27th United States National Security Advisor from 2018 to 2019.

John Robert Bolton famed as John R. Bolton is an American attorney, political commentator, Republican consultant, as well as a former diplomat who was the 27th National Security Advisor of the United States from 9th April 2018 to 10th September 2019. He was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 to December 2006 as a recess appointee by President George W. Bush. He is a foreign policy hawk and is an advocate for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, and North Korea.

Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a news conference in Washington after President Trump ousted John Bolton as a national security adviser. President Trump on Tuesday fired John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, amid fundamental disputes over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and most recently Afghanistan. The departure ended a 17-month partnership that had grown so tense that the two men even disagreed over how they parted ways, as Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired the adviser only to be rebutted by Mr. Bolton, who insisted he had resigned of his own accord. A longtime Republican hawk known for a combative style, Mr. Bolton spent much of his tenure trying to restrain the president from making what he considered unwise agreements with America’s enemies. Mr. Trump bristled at what he viewed as Mr. Bolton’s militant approach, to the point that he made barbed jokes in meetings about his adviser’s desire to get the United States into more wars. Mr. Trump and his aides privately blamed the national security adviser for news reports describing Mr. Bolton’s opposition to the deal. Vice President Mike Pence and his camp likewise grew angry at reports suggesting he had agreed with Mr. Bolton, seeing them as an effort to bolster the adviser’s position. Mr. Bolton disputed the president’s version of events in his own tweet 12 minutes later. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,’” Mr. Bolton wrote, without elaborating.

Early Life of Bolton

Bolton was born on 20th November 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland as John Robert Bolton. He is the son of Virginia Clara “Ginny”, a housewife, and Edward Jackson “Jack” Bolton, a Baltimore City fireman. He grew up in the working-class neighborhood of Yale Heights and won a scholarship to the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, graduating in 1966. He attended Yale University, earning a B.A. and graduating summa cum laude in 1970. He was a member of the Yale Political Union. He attended Yale Law School from 1971 to 1974, where he shared classes with his friend Clarence Thomas, earning a J.D. in 1974. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. As of 2018, he celebrated his 70th birthday. His religion is Christian.

Body Measurements of Bolton

Bolton is a very handsome person with a slim body build. At the age of 70, he has a well-maintained body. He has a tall height of 5 ft 9 in or 176 cm but his other body measurements including his weight, feet size and more have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Career of Bolton

  • Bolton was a summer intern for Vice President Spiro Agnew in 1972 and he was hired for the position by David Keene.
  • During the 1969 Vietnam War draft lottery, he drew number 185.
  • He was an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling from 1974 to 1981.
  • He was also a partner in the law firm of Lerner, Reed, Bolton & McManus, from 1993 to 1999.
  • He was of counsel in the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis from 2008 until his appointment as National Security Advisor in 2018.
  • He worked as the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, sworn into this position on May 11, 2001.
  • He was nominated to the post of United States Ambassador to the United Nations by President George W. Bush on 7th March 2005.
  • On 1st August 2005, Bush officially made a recess appointment of Bolton, installing him as Permanent U.S. Representative to the UN.
  • Bush announced his intention to renominate Bolton for confirmation as U.N. ambassador at the beginning of 2006.
  • He announced that he would terminate his work as U.S. representative to the UN at the end of the recess appointment and would not continue to seek confirmation on 4th December 2006.
  • His letter of resignation from the Bush administration was accepted on December 4, 2006, effective when his recess appointment ended December 9 at the formal adjournment of the 109th Congress.
  • In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt during the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump named Bolton as a possible choice for Secretary of State.
  • He admitted he was being considered as a Secretary of State candidate for the incoming Trump administration on 1st December 2016.
  • President Trump interviewed Bolton and three others to determine who would fill the position of National Security Advisor vacated by Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn.
  • He was seen at the White House on the evening of March 6, 2018, presumably to be interviewed as a candidate for national security adviser.
  • The New York Times reported on March 22, 2018, that John Bolton would replace National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
  • He said he is considering a merger of the NSC with the Homeland Security Council on 10th April 2018.
  • He criticized the International Criminal Court, saying it lacks checks and balances, exercises “jurisdiction over crimes that have disputed and ambiguous definitions,” and has failed to “deter and punish atrocity crimes” on 10th September 2018.
  • He requested that the Pentagon provide the White House with options for military strikes against Iran in 2018.
  • He eliminated the kinds of internal policy debates that his predecessor H. R. McMaster had in place and this change in practices contributed to Trump’s sudden and erratic decision to withdraw the United States from Syria in January 2019.
  • Trump had undercut some of Bolton’s major hard-line positions, stating he was not seeking regime change in Iran and contradicting Bolton’s correct assertion that North Korea had recently violated United Nations resolutions by testing new short-range missiles by May 2019.
  • As Trump prepared for his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un in the Korean Demilitarized Zone in June 2019, Bolton flew to Mongolia.
  • On the night of 9th September 2019, Trump asked for his resignation and he provided it the following morning, although Bolton contended he offered his resignation.

Marital Status, Wife, Child

John is a married person and he was married to Gretchen Smith Bolton, a financial planner with AXA Advisors. Together they have a daughter, Jennifer, and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.

Previously, he was married to Christine Bolton in 1972 and they got divorced in 1983.

Net Worth of Bolton

The net worth of this famous politician has not been revealed yet and is still under review but it will be added soon. His exact salary has also not been disclosed yet. There is no doubt in the mind of his follower that he is earning is millions. His source of income is from his politics career.

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