Former US national security adviser John Bolton said that in light of dismissals by administration of President Donald Trump, more pink slips were likely to be issued in the coming months.
“What I fear is … that there’s an enemies list in the White House of people still to fire, and that there’s more to come,” Bolton said in an interview with the Washington Post’s Robert Costa on Wednesday.
“There probably is [a list] in Donald Trump’s head. I doubt that he’s written it out,” he added.
The former Trump administration official also stated that he “thought it was another bad mistake” from his ex-employer to have fired Christopher Krebs, who headed the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Krebs was given the pink slip on Tuesday, with Trump explaining via Twitter that the top US cybersecurity official had given a “highly inaccurate” statement regarding the security of the US presidential election, and alleging that “there were massive improprieties and fraud.” Earlier on in the day, Krebs had disputed the fraud claims and said there was no evidence of election interference.
Meanwhile, Bolton further remarked that Trump’s allegations of voter fraud suggest that the president is living in a “fantasy world.”
“That there’s a conspiracy so vast and so successful that it’s proceeding without leaving any evidence behind, and under that kind of theory, you can posit evildoing forever,” he said.