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‼️John Bolton: The Mercer-Backed Trump NatSec Advisor Pushing for Post-Brexit Deregulation

📌This article highlights the big picture: many connected themes & agendas of the Putin backed Far R co-conspirators involved in Brexit, 2026Elex & TeamTrump. #TOC
US NatSec Advisor John Bolton wants to slash environmental regulation and regards Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro as a “like-minded partner” is acting as the go-between the White House and hard-Brexiters at the top of the UK government.
John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor and a pro-guns, pro-war advocate, has been cheerleading for the UK to leave the EU, cut red-tape and strike a free trade deal with the US.
The former US ambassador to the UN, who has has long held anti-EU views, has been revealed to regularly speak on the phone with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling — two hard-Brexiters inside Theresa May’s cabinet.
In the US, Bolton is connected to some of Trump’s biggest financiers. His activities have received millions from billionaire businessman Robert Mercer, the man who bankrolled the Trump campaign, and worked with data firm Cambridge Analytica.
📌He also held a senior fellowship at the American Enterprise Institute, which is funded by fossil fuel magnates the KOCH brothers, notorious for backing climate science denial worldwide.
Described as “possibly Washington’s most aggressive hawk”, Bolton sits at the heart of a transAtlantic network pushing for deregulation post-Brexit to advance US right-wing libertarian interests.
Brexit push for deregulation.

Like Putin & Trump & other RE Autocrats Bolton has made no secret of his contempt for the EU and has been publicly calling for a clean cut Brexit which he alleges will allow the UK to strike its own free trade deal with the US. #SureJan
📌Bolton was pictured with Daniel Hannan, one of Vote Leave’s founders and a senior campaign operative, at the Vote Leave headquarters on the night of the results. 6/23/16
A month after the EU referendum, BOLTON met with the unofficial Leave.EU campaign at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio, including NIGEL FARAGE & ANDY WIGMORE a businessman & prominent associate of Farage & ARRON BANKS, the campaign’s main funder.
In July, Bolton met with members of the European Research Group in London and disclosed that Trump was keen to do a trade deal with the UK as quickly as possible
The group’s most prominent supporters including Jacob Rees-Mogg, former Brexit secretary David Davis, Steve Baker and Boris Johnson all backed the launch of an alternative Brexit plan,
Oops! Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, was ordered on Wednesday to appear in court for a preliminary hearing over allegations that he lied to the public during the 2016 Brexit referendum.
The European Research Group called for the UK to realign its regulatory framework, particularly by cutting environmental protection, to strike free trade deals with the US, China and India.
📌If these hard-Brexiteers have their way, US products which currently do not meet the EU’s regulatory food and environmental standards — such as hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chickens — could enter the UK market.

A US agribusiness lobby calls on Trump to target UK food and environment rules in Brexit trade & demanding food standards be lowered post-Brexit.

📌Some of the requests by the lobby included dropping safety threshold for pesticides, abandoning existing risk process regarding biotech, getting rid of traceability & color warning labelling and removing safety restrictions on beef, pork and poultry.😱
‼️TOC’s threat to the environment

Bolton’s endorsement of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who appointed a foreign minister who believes climate change is a “Marxist plot” to stifle western economies
Bolsonaro wants to open up the Amazon to miners, farmers and construction companies, highlights the thin line between deregulation and the rejection of the scientific consensus on climate change.
Until he took his post as a Trump advisor, Bolton was a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the most influential right-wing think tanks in the US that has consistently opposed environmental regulation and spread disinformation about climate change.😱
The AEI has been largely funded by oil giant Exxon Mobil and Koch-related foundations, which aim to advance the world view of fossil fuel magnates Charles and David Koch.

Bolton has also been a long-time critic of international efforts to reduce emissions and tackle climate change, accusing the UN climate talks of using global warming as an excuse to establish supranational structures of governance.
Speaking to Fox News, Bolton hailed Trump’s intention to withdraw the US form the Paris Agreement “an excellent decision”.😱

“The [Paris Agreement] overall objective is more international governance and less national sovereignty,” he said,
‼️Big Data and Big Money

Besides his ideological push for a populist low-tax and low-regulation society, Bolton has used data harvesting and micro-targeting to achieve his political ends.
This has led him to work closely with Robert Mercer and Cambridge Analytica.

In 2015-16 — in the final stages of the US election campaign — John Bolton’s Super PAC (political action committee) received $3 milllion from Mercer
Through his hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, according to OpenSecrets data.

Between October and December 2017 alone, Mercer gave an additional $1million to Bolton’s Super PAC.
Bolton’s Super PAC was set up to support right-wing Republicans running for election.  

Documents released by the House of Commons’ Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee also reveal how both SCL Group, Cambridge Analytica’s parent company,
📌📌📌And Aggregate IQ, the Canadian digital marketing outfit used by the Vote Leave campaign, worked for Bolton during the US 2014 mid-term election.

#2014USMidTermElex fuqqery. 😱
In one email exchange between the SCL Group, Bolton is described as “a very important client”.

The Super PAC suspended all its political activities when Bolton became a Trump advisor.
📌📌In the UK, there remains a host of investigations to establish Aggregate IQ and Cambridge Analytica’s exact role in Vote Leave and Leave.EU’s campaigns.

It’s official: Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help
Cambridge Analytica and Leave.EU insist the discussions were preliminary and the company did not carry out work for the Leave campaign.

Where have I heard that before?
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Stay tuned, the investigations into Brexit Referendum & the 2016 Trump Campaign continue.

H/T @MsMariaT
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