Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wondered aloud on social media if the exit of John Bolton from the Trump administration is the result of machinations by the "deep state."
"John Bolton is a friend, and he has devoted his life to defending our national security, including providing wise counsel to multiple administrations," he tweeted.
The "deep state" is the phrase used by allies of President Donald Trump to describe a secret group of anti-Trump activists in the government that is allegedly using their power to undermine his policies.
Bolton responded by tweeting his own version of what happened in contrast to the president's version.
My opinion is that I saw John Bolton working against the president's agenda," said Paul.