Former National Security Adviser John Bolton warned voters on Tuesday that a second term in the White House for former President Donald Trump could trigger a constitutional crisis in the country.
Bolton said his issue with a possible second term, should his former boss win reelection in 2024, is that the second Trump presidency could bring down major United States institutions by driving major leaders to resign.
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“One of the greatest dangers that a second Trump term brings would be a constitutional crisis,” Bolton told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Who is he going to nominate to be attorney general, and [what happens] when the attorney general gives an order from Trump, they say no, and they resign, and the entire Department of Justice begins to resign? What happens when he gives illegal orders to the career military, and they start to resign?”
Bolton added, “I think that’s what we’re going to have, not so much the threat of Trump asserting his authority as the breaking down of institutions.”
The former adviser said he still has faith that the institutions would prevail should Trump be reelected, but he admitted he was …