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2022-08-12 7:55:19 PM  
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2022-08-12 9:30:35 PM  
And why did we stop the Iranians?
 
2022-08-12 9:38:23 PM  
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2022-08-12 9:44:08 PM  
"Sometimes they forgot"?  The fark?  You forget to turn the stove off. You forget your keys on the kitchen table. You don't forget top secret documents.
 
2022-08-12 10:22:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: You don't forget top secret documents.


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2022-08-12 10:27:21 PM  
Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.
 
2022-08-12 10:31:38 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.


Lock him up!
 
2022-08-12 10:33:49 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.


Absolutely this. Everyone goes through lots of training on this, and yeah, it is on the owner.
 
2022-08-12 10:33:58 PM  
I thought his nickname was the warlrus.
 
2022-08-12 10:34:09 PM  
Wat....something bothered the War Walrus!?

It bothered him...but he did nothing
 
2022-08-12 10:34:20 PM  
Bolton: I shiat my pants after eating some middle eastern food.

Bolton (again): Cancel IRAN!
 
2022-08-12 10:36:21 PM  

Moroning: Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.

Lock him up!


farking absolutely.
 
2022-08-12 10:36:44 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.


I mean....don't documents THAT secret have document sherpas with locked briefcases handcuffed to their wrists? What is the point of the document sherpa if they let the document out of their sight?
 
2022-08-12 10:37:16 PM  
Well, whatever helps him sell books.
 
2022-08-12 10:39:45 PM  
Bull-farkin-shiat they forgot!  What they did is "forget".
 
2022-08-12 10:42:32 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.


Well you get into a bit of circular logic here, because Bolton was the National Security Advisor. So he could report it to himself, or his boss, who was Trump. Or he could possibly report it to one of the cabinet Secretaries, who then could only report it to...Trump.  All of the mechanisms and people who are supposed to maintain the integrity of secure documents work under the president.
 
2022-08-12 10:45:33 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.


In fairness, mustache walrus is not known to be good with keeping secrets. Or securing secrets. I think that was originally why he wasn't put up for Senate confirmation under Dubya. Plus remember like a month ago he let slip he was part of a coup attempt(s) under Trump
 
2022-08-12 10:46:39 PM  

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costareports: COSTA: Well, what exactly would Trump say to intelligence officials? BOLTON: 'This is very interesting. I'd like to keep it.' COSTA: He'd like to keep it. Why? BOLTON: Well, I don't know, but it worried me. @CBSNews @CBSEveningNews


So, he's a co-conspirator and should be charged with Espionage Act for both enabling and concealing Trump's crimes?

Fark Bolton.
 
2022-08-12 10:46:50 PM  
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2022-08-12 10:48:12 PM  

Lsherm: Dave and the Mission: Bolton is admitting to have committing a crime here. Anyone cleared to view classified documents has an absolute duty to make sure this documents remain secure.  They are told (and told again) that they must report instances of documents being mishandled.  He either did not report it, or reported it to people and were happy to and waive it, which is as good as telling your little friend in your pants about it.

Well you get into a bit of circular logic here, because Bolton was the National Security Advisor. So he could report it to himself, or his boss, who was Trump. Or he could possibly report it to one of the cabinet Secretaries, who then could only report it to...Trump.  All of the mechanisms and people who are supposed to maintain the integrity of secure documents work under the president.


Report it to himself is clearly not how that works.  Several Farkers have first hand knowledge, but I suspect "the people who classified it in the first place" would have been a good start.  DOD, Joint Chiefs, DOJ, and OIG come to mind as well.
 
2022-08-12 10:53:17 PM  
Trump: "Can I keep this?" I think my boss would be very interested in this.
 
2022-08-12 10:53:20 PM  
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2022-08-12 10:54:41 PM  
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2022-08-12 11:05:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: "Sometimes they forgot"?  The fark?  You forget to turn the stove off. You forget your keys on the kitchen table. You don't forget top secret documents.


Yeah that struck me as seriously bizarre.  How is "naw we're going to hang onto these, sir" not just  ingrained habit for these guys?  What the hell is going on over there?
 
2022-08-12 11:09:12 PM  
I hope the book deal was worth it.

Republicans, the only balls between all of them is on Cheney.
 
2022-08-12 11:15:37 PM  
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2022-08-12 11:16:51 PM  
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2022-08-12 11:18:29 PM  

hotrod2001: I hope the book deal was worth it.

Republicans, the only balls between all of them is on Cheney.


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2022-08-12 11:20:25 PM  
Bolton should be tried, convicted, and sentenced to have his mustache pulled off with tweezers.
 
2022-08-12 11:28:11 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Report it to himself is clearly not how that works.  Several Farkers have first hand knowledge, but I suspect "the people who classified it in the first place" would have been a good start.  DOD, Joint Chiefs, DOJ, and OIG come to mind as well.


I agree, but my point still stands - all of those people work for the president. The OIG is the closest to an independent agency and even it half-reports to the DHS Secretary, who reports to the president.

We already know it was an open secret among his cabinet that he couldn't be trusted with classified information, but there's not an overriding committee anywhere in the government (at present) that can spank a seated president for mishandling classified information, like there's no good way for someone to stop a delusional president from starting a nuclear war for the hell of it. In the past, we've always assumed we wouldn't have a lunatic in the White House.

So in Bolton's case, since he was a personal advisor, his chain of command was literally Bolton ----> Trump. If he needs to tell on Trump, there's no good place for him to go to. Honestly, Bolton is the kind of dick that if you asked him why he didn't report Trump mishandling classified information, he'd tell you he did. When you ask him when he did that, he'd say "I told Trump he shouldn't do that."
 
2022-08-12 11:35:22 PM  
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2022-08-13 12:00:18 AM  

Lsherm: Dave and the Mission: Report it to himself is clearly not how that works.  Several Farkers have first hand knowledge, but I suspect "the people who classified it in the first place" would have been a good start.  DOD, Joint Chiefs, DOJ, and OIG come to mind as well.

I agree, but my point still stands - all of those people work for the president. The OIG is the closest to an independent agency and even it half-reports to the DHS Secretary, who reports to the president.

We already know it was an open secret among his cabinet that he couldn't be trusted with classified information, but there's not an overriding committee anywhere in the government (at present) that can spank a seated president for mishandling classified information, like there's no good way for someone to stop a delusional president from starting a nuclear war for the hell of it. In the past, we've always assumed we wouldn't have a lunatic in the White House.

So in Bolton's case, since he was a personal advisor, his chain of command was literally Bolton ----> Trump. If he needs to tell on Trump, there's no good place for him to go to. Honestly, Bolton is the kind of dick that if you asked him why he didn't report Trump mishandling classified information, he'd tell you he did. When you ask him when he did that, he'd say "I told Trump he shouldn't do that."


Ya... pretty sure the point here is he could have let at least Congress know if not the general public.

The guy hasn't exactly been shy about dropping proverbial (and literal) bombs before.

He's another in a long line of sh*tbird whores who hitched their wagon to the crazy train HOPING they could direct the dynamite monkey to blow up the SPECIFIC thing they wanted blowed up.

I Bolton's case... all the brown people in the middle east.

Good job on that nat sec file you professors of conservapants. Ya'll massively weakened America on the world stage.

Was it worth it?

I hope Bubba can explain to you guys why it was or was not.

F*ckos.

That said... the US needed to step back from their bully pulpit... just not like this.
 
2022-08-13 12:00:40 AM  

Lsherm: Dave and the Mission: Report it to himself is clearly not how that works.  Several Farkers have first hand knowledge, but I suspect "the people who classified it in the first place" would have been a good start.  DOD, Joint Chiefs, DOJ, and OIG come to mind as well.

I agree, but my point still stands - all of those people work for the president. The OIG is the closest to an independent agency and even it half-reports to the DHS Secretary, who reports to the president.

We already know it was an open secret among his cabinet that he couldn't be trusted with classified information, but there's not an overriding committee anywhere in the government (at present) that can spank a seated president for mishandling classified information, like there's no good way for someone to stop a delusional president from starting a nuclear war for the hell of it. In the past, we've always assumed we wouldn't have a lunatic in the White House.

So in Bolton's case, since he was a personal advisor, his chain of command was literally Bolton ----> Trump. If he needs to tell on Trump, there's no good place for him to go to. Honestly, Bolton is the kind of dick that if you asked him why he didn't report Trump mishandling classified information, he'd tell you he did. When you ask him when he did that, he'd say "I told Trump he shouldn't do that."


It's foolish to think "They all work for Trump" is any kind of excuse. The Joint Chiefs are career military people, not political yes men.  They take this kind of stuff seriously and cannot be fired off hand by the President for looking into national security issues.
 
2022-08-13 12:02:57 AM  
And by Bubba I don't mean Slick Willy.

But hey... he might need a visit from Bubba as well.

Just not as urgently.
 
2022-08-13 12:20:15 AM  

Dave and the Mission: but I suspect "the people who classified it in the first place" would have been a good start.  DOD, Joint Chiefs, DOJ, and OIG come to mind as well.


Congress. And not one person, and people who'll take it seriously. Like, ask for 2 minutes with Tim Kaine and Mitt Romney together. If you're National Security Advisor, that's not a tough ask.
 
2022-08-13 12:29:55 AM  

Dave and the Mission: It's foolish to think "They all work for Trump" is any kind of excuse. The Joint Chiefs are career military people, not political yes men.  They take this kind of stuff seriously and cannot be fired off hand by the President for looking into national security issues.


It's not an excuse, and it's already been established that at the very least the Secretary of Defense (if not the Joint Chiefs) already knew Trump was a risk with classified information. Yet they still had to present him with some classified information because he was the farking president. They didn't have the option of not doing it.

You keep saying Bolton didn't "report it" - an undefined term in this particular case -  and I'm saying since everyone one level down from Trump was talking about his astonishing lack of discipline with national secrets that they were all reporting to each other. But when you're reporting the guy you all work for to each other, what good does it do? You have no power to make him stop.

Also, it's not "They all work for Trump." It's "They all work for the president." This isn't a problem unique to Trump, he's just the first to exploit it. It hasn't come up before because most US presidents aren't raging farking assholes.

here to help: Ya... pretty sure the point here is he could have let at least Congress know if not the general public.


Bolton could have let Congress know, but it would have been a whistleblower situation. Congress doesn't have oversight over classification of documents. It has access to them. Congressional oversight in this case would have been a third (or eventually fourth or fifth) impeachment proceeding.
 
2022-08-13 12:31:17 AM  
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"This is very interesting. I'd like to keep it."
 
2022-08-13 12:34:00 AM  

iheartscotch: Wat....something bothered the War Walrus!?

It bothered him...but he did nothing


It didn't bother him at the time.
 
2022-08-13 12:44:06 AM  

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"This is very interesting. I'd like to keep it."


That's what I imagine everything in his life is like. "OOOOOH. Shiny!" Just full-on toddler, all the time.
 
2022-08-13 1:15:20 AM  
John Bolton shouldn't be venerated and allowed to rehab is richly deserved reputation.  same thing with the republican anti trumpers,they're trying to separate you from your money.
 
2022-08-13 1:43:05 AM  

Lsherm: Bolton could have let Congress know, but it would have been a whistleblower situation. Congress doesn't have oversight over classification of documents. It has access to them. Congressional oversight in this case would have been a third (or eventually fourth or fifth) impeachment proceeding.


Seems to me he could have testified for the second one as to what he saw instead of bleeting about it after the fact in CYA/BUY MY BOOKS/PAY ME A FEE TO APPEAR positioning.

Bolton is a scumbag and I hope he ALSO goes to jail.
 
2022-08-13 1:55:28 AM  

here to help: Lsherm: Bolton could have let Congress know, but it would have been a whistleblower situation. Congress doesn't have oversight over classification of documents. It has access to them. Congressional oversight in this case would have been a third (or eventually fourth or fifth) impeachment proceeding.

Seems to me he could have testified for the second one as to what he saw instead of bleeting about it after the fact in CYA/BUY MY BOOKS/PAY ME A FEE TO APPEAR positioning.

Bolton is a scumbag and I hope he ALSO goes to jail.


IANAL, but Bolton isn't the kind of guy to go to jail. Bolton is, at best, a second-rate Kissinger. He covers his own ass first, then tornados his own damage into the world for as long he thinks it's safe. Then he writes books about how smart he thinks he is.
 
2022-08-13 2:36:25 AM  

Lsherm: IANAL, but Bolton isn't the kind of guy to go to jail. Bolton is, at best, a second-rate Kissinger. He covers his own ass first, then tornados his own damage into the world for as long he thinks it's safe. Then he writes books about how smart he thinks he is.


Whatever happened to the post 9/11 "See something. Say something." mantra?

Some skeevy dood beholden to nefarious actors and their own personal greed mishandling top secret intelligence docs seems like it would have been right in that f*ckos wheelhouse... yanno, if that person were brown and not orange.

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE!!!

and such as...

He's just pissed he didn't get to be a part of nuking Iran.

I'm sure there is SOMETHING he's done that warrants jail time... yanno, if he were a plebe like the rest of us.

Well... youze. I'm Canadian so although we have chickenhawks... they are less deranged.

I'm sure we could find someone to take him in a head to head moustache battle though.

Lumberjack style!!!
 
2022-08-13 3:42:41 AM  

here to help: Lsherm: IANAL, but Bolton isn't the kind of guy to go to jail. Bolton is, at best, a second-rate Kissinger. He covers his own ass first, then tornados his own damage into the world for as long he thinks it's safe. Then he writes books about how smart he thinks he is.

Whatever happened to the post 9/11 "See something. Say something." mantra?

Some skeevy dood beholden to nefarious actors and their own personal greed mishandling top secret intelligence docs seems like it would have been right in that f*ckos wheelhouse... yanno, if that person were brown and not orange.

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE!!!

and such as...

He's just pissed he didn't get to be a part of nuking Iran.

I'm sure there is SOMETHING he's done that warrants jail time... yanno, if he were a plebe like the rest of us.

Well... youze. I'm Canadian so although we have chickenhawks... they are less deranged.

I'm sure we could find someone to take him in a head to head moustache battle though.

Lumberjack style!!!


Dude, we're holding him responsible. This is what is looks like. The arguments in this thread are about what Bolton could have done back when when he was still in power, and the the answers then were more limited.

The DOJ is walking a fine line here, because the DOJ still answers to the the office of the President. Garland is not independent. He ultimately serves and can be fired by Joe Biden. The only reason this warrant was carried out was with the blessing of Joe himself and because Trump isn't president anymore.

I don't believe for a second Joe Biden did this for simple political gain. He's been in this game too long. There was an informant at Mar-a-Lago that knew enough to be alarmed. They gave Trump multiple chances to comply, and he didn't. So they went in. Based on the subsequent Pennsylvania warrants that came out days later, I'm guessing they found more stuff than they were expecting.

We're arguing about classified documents TODAY.  I expect by January we're going to be arguing about a new Watergate, or something similar.
 
2022-08-13 5:04:18 AM  

Lsherm: here to help: Lsherm: IANAL, but Bolton isn't the kind of guy to go to jail. Bolton is, at best, a second-rate Kissinger. He covers his own ass first, then tornados his own damage into the world for as long he thinks it's safe. Then he writes books about how smart he thinks he is.

Whatever happened to the post 9/11 "See something. Say something." mantra?

Some skeevy dood beholden to nefarious actors and their own personal greed mishandling top secret intelligence docs seems like it would have been right in that f*ckos wheelhouse... yanno, if that person were brown and not orange.

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE!!!

and such as...

He's just pissed he didn't get to be a part of nuking Iran.

I'm sure there is SOMETHING he's done that warrants jail time... yanno, if he were a plebe like the rest of us.

Well... youze. I'm Canadian so although we have chickenhawks... they are less deranged.

I'm sure we could find someone to take him in a head to head moustache battle though.

Lumberjack style!!!

Dude, we're holding him responsible. This is what is looks like. The arguments in this thread are about what Bolton could have done back when when he was still in power, and the the answers then were more limited.

The DOJ is walking a fine line here, because the DOJ still answers to the the office of the President. Garland is not independent. He ultimately serves and can be fired by Joe Biden. The only reason this warrant was carried out was with the blessing of Joe himself and because Trump isn't president anymore.

I don't believe for a second Joe Biden did this for simple political gain. He's been in this game too long. There was an informant at Mar-a-Lago that knew enough to be alarmed. They gave Trump multiple chances to comply, and he didn't. So they went in. Based on the subsequent Pennsylvania warrants that came out days later, I'm guessing they found more stuff than they were expecting.

We're arguing about classified documents TODAY.  I expect by January we're going to be arguing about a new Watergate, or something similar.


I don't think "Joe did this. " He didn't need to tell the AG how to do his job, unlike TFG. When MG got interviewed before nomination, most likely everything needing to be said was said then.
 
2022-08-13 5:25:45 AM  

Dave and the Mission: Lsherm: Dave and the Mission: Report it to himself is clearly not how that works.  Several Farkers have first hand knowledge, but I suspect "the people who classified it in the first place" would have been a good start.  DOD, Joint Chiefs, DOJ, and OIG come to mind as well.

I agree, but my point still stands - all of those people work for the president. The OIG is the closest to an independent agency and even it half-reports to the DHS Secretary, who reports to the president.

We already know it was an open secret among his cabinet that he couldn't be trusted with classified information, but there's not an overriding committee anywhere in the government (at present) that can spank a seated president for mishandling classified information, like there's no good way for someone to stop a delusional president from starting a nuclear war for the hell of it. In the past, we've always assumed we wouldn't have a lunatic in the White House.

So in Bolton's case, since he was a personal advisor, his chain of command was literally Bolton ----> Trump. If he needs to tell on Trump, there's no good place for him to go to. Honestly, Bolton is the kind of dick that if you asked him why he didn't report Trump mishandling classified information, he'd tell you he did. When you ask him when he did that, he'd say "I told Trump he shouldn't do that."

It's foolish to think "They all work for Trump" is any kind of excuse. The Joint Chiefs are career military people, not political yes men.  They take this kind of stuff seriously and cannot be fired off hand by the President for looking into national security issues.


The Joint Chiefs have zero authority to conduct investigations into civilian lawbreaking
 
2022-08-13 11:24:03 AM  
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2022-08-13 5:44:40 PM  
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