Thursday, July 28, 2005

John Bolton's disrespect for the Constitution

John Bolton seems to have lied to the Senate about his previous testimony to a committee investigating forged uranium documents.

State Dept. Says Bolton Was Interviewed

“WASHINGTON (AP) -John Bolton, the nominee for U.N. ambassador, inaccurately told Congress he had not been interviewed or testified in any investigation over the past five years, the State Department said Thursday, responding to a Democratic critic.

Bolton was interviewed by the State Department inspector general as part of a joint investigation with the Central Intelligence Agency related to Iraqi attempts to buy nuclear materials from Niger, State Department spokesman Noel Clay said.

When Bolton filled out a Senate questionnaire in connection with his nomination, “he didn’t recall being interviewed by the State Department’s inspector general. Therefore, his form, as submitted, was inaccurate,'’ Clay said. “He will correct it.'’ ”

Remember how important the truth was back when Clinton lied about receiving oral sex? Is it less important now when a Republican UN appointee tries to hide part of his past from Congress?

How is this respect for the “original intent” of the Constitution?

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