Then-national security advisor John Bolton during a meeting on Aug. 29, 2019. Photo: Yuri Oreshkin\TASS via Getty Images

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  • Axios' Margaret Talev emails: Without mentioning his concerns about Trump's penchant for meeting with rogue actors, Bolton said the John Bolton PAC and John Bolton Super PAC seek a "dependable U.S. national security policy, resting on constancy and resolve" and an understanding on the threats to the U.S. including from Iran and North Korea.

Details: Bolton said his PACS are supporting:

  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.),
  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.),
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.),
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.).

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