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National Security Adviser John Bolton delivered the following remarks to the Federalist Society on Monday. The remarks below are as prepared for delivery.
“Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International Threats”
Thank you, Gene [Eugene Meyer], for your kind introduction. I want to thank Gene, as well as Dean Reuter, for the invitation to be here today. It is a true honor to address all of you this afternoon.
With John Bolton as national security adviser, both the United States and the International Criminal Court should take steps to avoid a collision.
Bolton, who has been a ferocious opponent of the International Criminal Court, will likely be assuming his post just as the court opens its first ever investigation of United States conduct.