From 1936 to 1938, the Soviet Union conducted the Great Purge in which many supporters and former supporters of the October Revolution were mass murdered at Stalin’s order to consolidate his power and satisfy his own personal fears of a rebellion. It is estimated that one million people, with about a quarter-million either way, were executed.
One of those put to death was the Jewish Bolshevik and mass murderer Gengrikh Yagoda, who played critical roles in orchestrating the mass starvation of approximately ten million poor Ukrainian Catholics and Orthodox Christians in the genocide known as the Holodomor, and was also directly responsible along with fellow Jewish Bolshevik favorite Lazar Kaganovitch for creating the “State Camp” system, called the GULAG, where people were shipped to remote locations in Siberia such as Kolyma and Magadan and worked to death. It is said that Yagoda, a devoted adherent of the Revolution, was so distraught before his execution that he begged for mercy but none was shown to him as he was summarily tried, convicted, and put to death.
When governments turn on their own, things can get very ugly at a fast rate. While John Bolton is certainly not the creator of any GULAG system, he is known for supporting evil things, such as the invasion of sovereign nations in the Middle East, policies that have lead to the creation of Islamic terror groups and the genocide of Christians, and has aggressively advocated for the invasion and destruction of Iran at the insistence of Israel’s desires. However, Bolton’s favored position are in grave jeopardy has he has incurred the wrath of Trump over this impeachment debacle, and given that he is in a position where he could seriously threaten the President’s power for real, Bolton may be facing some very difficult times ahead.
The Department of Justice said in a statement Monday night that a report based on John Bolton’s new book about a conversation the former national security adviser had last year with Attorney General William Barr about President Trump’s relationship with foreign leaders “grossly” mischaracterized the exchange.
The New York Times reported that it obtained a manuscript of Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” and published reports about it during Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. The paper, citing the manuscript, reported that Bolton raised concerns to Barr that the president was granting personal favors to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and China’s Xi Jinping.
Barr agreed to an extent with Bolton and said Trump created the appearance that he held excessive influence over investigations by the DOJ into some companies in these countries, the report said. The manuscript’s claim could bolster Trump critics who say the president is too warm with dictators.
The DOJ said it did not review the manuscript but said there was never any discussion about Trump’s “undue influence” on investigations, “nor did Attorney General Barr state that the President’s conversations with foreign leaders was improper.” (source)