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White House Raises Specter of Military Intervention in Venezuela

HeadlineJan 29, 2019

On Monday, John Bolton took questions at a White House press briefing—the first such briefing in 41 days.

John Roberts: “Is there any circumstance under which American forces would get involved?”

John Bolton: “Look, the president has made it very clear on this, on this matter, that all options are on the table.”

Bolton was photographed entering the briefing room holding a notepad with the words written “5,000 troops to Colombia.” Meanwhile, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller, has just returned from Colombia. He is scheduled to brief Senator Marco Rubio and others today.

This comes as opposition leader Juan Guaidó has called for more protests this week. On Sunday, he told The Washington Post he is in talks with some Venezuelan military officials to remove President Maduro from power. He also told CNN that he has spoken repeatedly to President Trump.

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