With handwritten notes on a legal pad, National Security Advisor John Bolton listens to questions from reporters during a press briefing at the White House January 28, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Economic sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company were announced during the briefing in an effort to force Venezuelan President Maduro to step down.

The notepad apparently reads: “5,000 troops to Colombia.”


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Watch John Bolton address the ongoing situation in Venezuela below: