Bolton Claims Trump Rejected Bout-For-Whelan Swap

  • To give you an idea as to how dangerous the US considered Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to be, the Trump Administration turned down a deal to swap Bout for ex-Marine Paul Whelan.
  • That’s according to John Bolton, who was a national security adviser under former President Donald Trump when Russia offered the deal for Bout, also know as the “Merchant of Death.”
  • “The possibility of a Bout-for-Whelan trade existed back then and it wasn’t made, for very good reasons having to deal with Viktor Bout,” Bolton told CBS News.
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