posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 09:50 PM
The State Department acknowledged today that U.N. ambassador nominee John Bolton's responses to a Senate questionnaire were "inaccurate".
According to a State Department spokesperson, Bolton was interviewed as a part of a joint investigation into Iraq's attempts to purchase yellow-cake
uranium from Niger, contrary to his written response to a Senate questionnaire.
WASHINGTON — While John Bolton has enjoyed renewed scrutiny because of an alleged tie to the leak of a CIA officer's name, the State Department
acknowledged Thursday night that President Bush's pick to be ambassador to the United Nations did inaccurately state his role in another probe.
A spokesman said that Bolton had in fact been questioned by the State Department inspector general, contrary to his response in a questionnaire filled
out for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the confirmation process.
"Mr. Bolton was not interviewed as part of the [CIA leak] investigation. When Mr. Bolton completed the forms during the confirmation process, he did
not recall being interviewed by the State Department's inspector general. Therefore his form as submitted was inaccurate. He will correct it," State
Department spokesman Noel Clay said.
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The Fox News headline sure puts a positive spin on this revelation. More cynical observers might just as easily say (and probably will say) that he
lied, intentionally misled the Senate, or has a poor memory.
Mr. Bolton appears to have been involved in a great many controversial events and investigations, even in the last five years - the period covered by
the Senate questionnaire. I suppose it is possible (but not likely) that he simply forgot the interview.
Bolton's nomination to the U.N. post has been successfully delayed by Democrats for four months now and it looks the President is going to make
another recess appointment to bypass the deadlock.
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