John Bolton fears Trump indictment will act as accelerant on his campaign: ‘Rocket fuel’
John Bolton, the former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, has expressed his concern that a potential indictment of the President could actually help his re-election campaign. Bolton believes that such an indictment would act as rocket fuel for Trump's campaign, energizing his base and rallying them around him. Bolton's comments come as the investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia and obstruction of justice continues to heat up. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already indicted several members of Trump's inner circle, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Many believe that Trump himself could be next. While an indictment would be a serious blow to any President's re-election campaign, Bolton believes that Trump's base would see it as evidence of a deep state conspiracy against him. This would only serve to strengthen their support for him, and could even attract new voters who are sympathetic to his cause. Bolton's comments are not without precedent. In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice. Despite this, Clinton's approval ratings actually increased during the impeachment process, and he went on to win re-election in 2000. Of course, there are also many factors that could work against Trump in the event of an indictment. For one, it would likely damage his credibility and make it more difficult for him to govern effectively. It could also lead to a loss of support among moderate and independent voters, who may see an indictment as evidence of Trump's unfitness for office. Ultimately, the impact of a potential indictment on Trump's re-election campaign is impossible to predict. However, Bolton's comments serve as a reminder that in today's polarized political climate, even negative news can be spun into a positive for those who are skilled at manipulating public opinion.