National security adviser John Bolton may have announced on Monday an unwanted next step by the Trump government in the Venezuela crisis when photographers held a note on a notepad that said, "5,000 soldiers to Colombia."
Sources tell Fox News that the White House is considering subordinating US troops to Venezuela's western neighbor, if needed. The sources said, however, that such a move is not imminent.
"As the President has said, all options are on the table," a White House spokesman told Fox News. The National Security Council refused to comment on the note while the Pentagon referred questions to Bolton.
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House Press Corps while he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA with the aim of putting pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step in to stand up for the opposition leader of the national assembly of the country. Juan Guaido.
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. "We have further exposed the corruption of Maduro and his cronies, and today's action ensures that they are the assets of the Venezuelans," said Bolton, adding that he expects Monday's measures to reach more than 1
Bolton also warned the Maduro government It would be important for US diplomatic personnel, Guaido or the National Assembly, to be harmed.
John Roberts, Jennifer Griffin and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.