A lot of news outlets across the entire political spectrum had a major news item about John Bolton today. An example from the CBS News Twitter account:
Colombia's foreign minister says his government doesn't know why U.S. national security adviser John Bolton had "5,000 troops to Colombia" written on a notepad he held during a news conference announcing new Venezuela sanctions https://cbsn.ws/2RTGRUr
Nearly every news outlet has an article on it, no matter their country or whether they're conservative or progressive. However, in times like these, it's relatively easy to fabricate a picture or a video, though I doubt you could fabricate evidence on this scale. Still, I thought it was worth asking, especially since all these journalists seemed to have taken this picture at exactly the same time.
Did John Bolton hold a notepad with the text "5000 troops to Colombia" when he announced the sanctions?
Added by Daniel R Hicks: Here is a closer image of the notepad, gotten from a CBS clip by way of Colbert's Late Show. (Yes, I know the show is satirical, but this was during the "build up" and is not, so far as I can tell, modified.):
No doubt better versions are available, so I invite someone else to provide a better one.