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‘Stop screwing around’: CNN’s Berman throws ice water on John Bolton’s freshly-launched cryptic tweet

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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton sent liberals into a frenzy with a mysterious tweet as he resurfaced on social media.

But CNN’s John Berman found Bolton’s cryptic words to be anything but intriguing as he lambasted the former diplomat on the air Friday for telling his Twitter followers to “stay tuned.”

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Bolton broke his social media silence on Friday with a promise to deliver “the backstory,” offering no other details but sending the left into celebratory anticipation that he could be delivering dirt on President Trump.

Though he was involved in “many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed” in the impeachment hearings, according to his lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, Bolton has refused to come before Congress.

His last tweet on September 10 was a comment about his departure from the White House which was reportedly over disagreements with Trump about foreign policy. Bolton appeared to contradict the president’s announcement that he was fired.

But his return to Twitter set off CNN’s Berman who reacted to the breaking news on Friday’s “New Day” as co-anchor Alisyn Camerota was informed about the tweet in her earpiece.

“It’s fun to read things cold on the air, I find,” she quipped before reading out the tweet.

“Oh for the love of God, listen, seriously here…” Berman reacted as panelist David Axelrod noted that Bolton “just signed a $2 million book contract” with publisher Simon & Schuster.

“Can I just say, John Bolton, stop screwing around,” Berman said. “All right, at this point, if you want to sell your books go sell your books, if you want to talk to Congress, talk to Congress.”

“He is selling his books there,” Camerota interjected.

“But this isn’t a game. It’s not a game, it really isn’t a game,” an exasperated Berman replied.

“Stay tuned to what? If you want to talk to Congress, raise your hand and say I’ll do it, if you’re never going to do it, say I’m never going to do it,” he said.

Bolton issued another tease in a follow-up tweet a short time later, claiming his account had been “suppressed.”

Speaking with the hosts of “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, the president said although he and his former White House aide had disagreed sometimes, he “had a good relationship with John.”

Bolton was skewered after declaring his account “liberated” as the left practically fell over themselves to urge the man they vilified as a “warmonger” to spill the “back story” on the president while blasting him for trying to drum up publicity for his book and not testifying.

Frieda Powers

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