Former Trump official Bolton says Twitter account ‘liberated’ from White House control
FILE PHOTO: White House former National Security Advisor John Bolton delivers remarks on North Korea on the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) assume tank in Washington, U.S. September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser mentioned on Friday that Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) had returned control of his private account to him after it were taken over through the White House, marking his first tweets since resigning in September.
“We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation as National Security Advisor,” John Bolton tweeted to his greater than 790,000 fans.
“In full disclosure, the @WhiteHouse never returned access to my Twitter account. Thank you to @twitter for standing by their community standards and rightfully returning control of my account,” he wrote.
Bolton didn’t give an explanation for how the White House had blocked his get admission to to the account, however requested within the put up if it were finished “out of fear of what I may say?”
A senior management official advised Reuters the White House didn’t block Bolton from gaining access to his private Twitter account, “and wouldn’t have the technical means to do so.”
Twitter didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Bolton is amongst quite a lot of U.S. officers described as being alarmed at Trump’s arguable use of his private legal professional Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine coverage, which is below intense scrutiny as a part of a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
Former White House Russia knowledgeable Fiona Hill recalled in her testimony at public impeachment hearings on Thursday that Bolton had known as Giuliani “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”
Reporting through Katie Paul in San Francisco and Steve Holland in Washington; Editing through Bill Berkrot