If politics does indeed make strange bedfellows, then the sleeping arrangements between
John Bolton and the American Civil Liberties Union are truly bizarre.
Trump administration sued the former national security adviser on Tuesday to stop the publication of a book the White House says contains classified information, the ACLU released a tweet supporting Bolton’s right to release it.
Bolton was apparently happy to get the support and retweeted their tweet.
But the ACLU didn’t want its support of Bolton’s right to release his book to be seen as support for Bolton himself.
The group quickly dragged his “atrocious human rights record” with these telling tweets.
The group has previously put principle and precedent over ideology in the past, even
defending the Ku Klux Klan’s right to free speech in 2012. Story continues
Still, many Twitter users know a burn when they see one and set their GIFs to stun.
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John Bolton Aims To Publish Tell-All White House Memoir In June: Report Trump Administration Sues To Block Release Of Bolton Book Bolton Claims Trump Asked China's President For Favor To Boost Reelection Chances Also on HuffPost Nusrat Chadoury FILE - This May 11, 2012, file photo shows Nusrat Chadoury, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, National ACLU National Security Program, talking with reporters following oral arguments on the ACLU No Fly List challenge, in Portland, Ore. A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit over the government's no-fly list can go forward in a lower court in Oregon."More than two years ago, our clients were placed on a secret government blacklist that denied their right to travel without an explanation or chance to confront the evidence against them," Nusrat Choudhury, an ACLU lawyer who argued the case, said in a statement. "The Constitution requires the government to provide our clients a fair chance to clear their names and a court will finally hear their claims." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Mark Rosenbaum Mark Rosenbaum, Chief Counsel for the ACLU of Southern California, announce a lawsuit against the state and the Dinuba Unified district in the Central Valley for denying basic instruction in reading to first and second grade English learners, during a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 30, 2012. The lawsuit says Dinuba uses a little known, grammar-intense curriculum that has first- and second-graders diagram sentences and memorize formal parts of speech instead of focusing on age-appropriate language acquisition and content. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Arick Buckles, John Knight FILE - This Wednesday, June 22, 2011 file photo shows Chicago resident Arick Buckles, right, who is HIV positive, with ACLU attorney John Knight. Buckles filed a federal lawsuit Monday, June 18, 2012 claiming he was denied his prescribed medication for HIV for a week when he was an inmate in the Bureau County Jail in Princeton, Ill., in 2010, harming his health and violating his constitutional rights. The county was more worried about the cost of providing Buckles' HIV drugs than about his health, said American Civil Liberties Union attorney John Knight, who is helping represent Buckles. The drugs, a three-pill combination, cost more than $2,000 a month, according to Buckles' jail medical notes released to him by the county and shared by him with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) Stanley Young ACLU lawyer Stanley Young arrives at the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Court House, Thursday, July 19, 2012 in Phoenix for the first day of a trial targeting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The civil trial accuses Arpaio's office of racially profiling Latinos during his immigration patrols, carried out over a three-year period. (AP Photo/Matt York) Allen Gilbert, executive director of the Vermont ACLU, speaks at a news conference on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt. Mental health advocates and civil libertarians are calling for a moratorium on police use of stun guns in Vermont following the death of man last week. They want it to last until the effects of the weapons can be investigated further and until police officers get more training in their use and in how to deal with people experiencing mental health crises.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot) The sunlight glows through the cross at Mt. Soledad Memorial Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 in San Diego. The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association is petitioning the Supreme Court to stop the demolition of the cross mandated by a ACLU lawsuit that claims the cross in unconstitutional because it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) SRIKANTIAH ADAMS GORDON FILE - Jayashri Srikantiah, staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California, holds up copies of records showing passengers checked on no fly lists from San Francisco International Airport, as plaintiffs Jan Adams, right, and Rebecca Gordon, center, look on during a news conference in San Francisco, in this April 22, 2003 file photo. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the government on behalf of Americans who believe they're on the no-fly list and have not been able to travel by air for work or to see family. The no-fly list has swelled to 20,000 people before, such as in 2004. At the time, people like the late Sen. Ted Kennedy were getting stopped before flying _ causing constant angst and aggravation for innocent travelers. But much has changed since then. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Amelia McGowan, Rebecca Kiessling, Stephen Crampton Amelia McGowan, an attorney for the ACLU of Mississippi, left, and Rebecca Kiessling, a family law attorney, right, listen as Stephen Crampton, general counsel for Liberty Counsel discusses the implications of Mississippi's Personhood Initiative in a symposium Tuesday night, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss. The practicing attorneys, law professors and others debated the implications of the state ballot initiative that would declare life begins when a human egg is fertilized. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, Julie Schmidt, left, Gayle Schuh , middle, and Jeffrey Mittman with the American Civil Liberties Union speak at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. An Anchorage judge on Monday ruled same Alaska same-sex couples are entitled to the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as married couples. The ACLU filed the lawsuit against the state of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage on behalf of Schmidt and Schuh and two other same sex couples, claiming the state of Alaska's tax assessment rules providing exemptions for senior citizens and disabled veterans discriminate against same sex couples. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) Lee Baca Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca,at podium, takes questions about a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, outside Sheriff's headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. The ACLU demanded earlier Wednesday that federal authorities investigate allegations of brutality by deputies at Los Angeles County jails. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) An ACLU flyer advising what to do if stopped by police is duct-taped to a tent at an "Occupy Seattle" encampment in downtown Seattle's Westlake Park, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. People protesting the current economic situation and several other causes have been camped in the park for several days, mirroring other demonstrations in other areas of the country. Seattle police have told campers they are not allowed to continue to camp at the park, but as of mid-day Wednesday, had taken no action to enforce that policy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) This undated photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Derrick Cotterel. Cotterel, a Jamaican farmworker detained for more then a year for overstaying his visa, had no lawyer to speak for him in court despite a severe stutter that made it impossible for a judge to understand him, the ACLU of Pennsylvania is argueing in a case before the Board of Immigration Appeals. (AP Photo/West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority) This article originally appeared on HuffPost.