Jimmy Carter: Trump's John Bolton pick one of his 'worst mistakes'

Former U.S. ambassador John Bolton speaks during the CPAC gathering in February in National Harbor Md

President Trump's controversial new National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has big plans for the National Security Council.

Democratic Sen. Edward Markey of MA, on hearing the news of the Bolton appointment - which does not require congressional approval - tweeted: "Bolton played a key role in politicizing the intel that misled us into the Iraq War".

McMaster told The New York Times previous year that Trump's unorthodox approach "has moved a lot of us out of our comfort zone, me included". While Trump has become a critic of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bolton was one of the biggest proponents of this strategy, boasting at the time that Iraqis would "welcome United States troops".

His appointment is certain to scramble the White House's preparations for a proposed summit by the end of May between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

A strong supporter of the Iraq war and an advocate for aggressive use of American power, Bolton was unable to win Senate confirmation after his nomination to the United Nations post alienated many Democrats and even some Republicans.

Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster as part of President Trump's remaking of the White House.

"Bolton's influence over national security policy could result in even more civilian deaths and potentially unlawful killings given his disdain for worldwide law and global institutions", Zeke Johnson, Senior Director of Programs at Amnesty global USA, said Thursday night.

Trump was furious - asking White House aides and allies if they thought it was "a McMaster person" who had leaked it to the press, a source familiar with how things unfolded said.

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Bolton is joined in opposing the Iran deal by Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo, the president's nominee to replace Rex Tillerson, an Iran deal supporter, as secretary of state.

This suggested approach runs counter to previous agreements between the US and the DPRK, including a joint statement issued in September 2005 following the fourth round of the Six-Party Talks, which said the North Korean nuclear issue would have to be solved step by step.

"Actually although it's certainly true the normal route here is months and months and months of preparation, that would simply play into the North Korean playbook: what they've done many times before", he said, adding that Pyongyang and Washington would need to begin "concrete" discussions on denuclearization as soon as possible. "The timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation", the official said. This divergence will not be easy to paper over, and recall that McMaster's acknowledgement of Russian election meddling earned him a public rebuke by Trump and was one of the developments that drove the president to replace him.

Bolton, an attorney, diplomat, and general commentator, is well known for his super-war hawk stances, which he states emphatically on his BoltonPAC, but he is widely covered in the media as having explicitly promised to be compliant in his new position, and to carry out Trump's wishes. This work and those achievements will ensure that America builds on its economic and military advantages.

"I think John Bolton has been the worst mistake he's made", the 39th president said, calling Trump's move "very ill-advised".

"Throughout my career, it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary service members and dedicated civilians".

Christian Witon, who was a senior adviser in the Trump and George W. Bush administrations, provides insight.

Earlier this year, Mr. Bolton on Fox News called for US withdrawal from the nuclear arms agreement with Iran, saying "our goal should be regime change" there.

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