Bolton Omission Confirmed by State Department

U.Sn Ambassador nominee John Bolton omitted being questioned by the State Department inspector general's office on his application form for the appointment. The investigation concerned intelligence lapses surrinding Iraq, Niger and uranium.

The acknowledgment came after the State Department had earlier insisted nominee John Bolton's "answer was truthful" when he said he had not been questioned or provided information to jury or government investigations in the past five years.

"When Mr. Bolton completed his form during the Senate confirmation process he did not recall being interviewed by the State Department inspector general. Therefore his form as submitted was inaccurate in this regard and he will correct the form," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

It's unlikely it will matter as the White House says it doesn't find the omission significant. Bush will probably give Bolton a recess appointment after Congress recesses the first week in August.

The State Department source says Bolton was not questioned by Fitzgerald or the grand jury investigating the Plame leak.

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    No, a rabid GOP member like Gunfighter Bolton caught telling a lie? No, surely you jest? The GOP is GOD's party and they would never mislead, lie, dissemble, or otherwise avoid the truth. George Jesus won't allow such conduct. Nor will he tolerate the outing of a NOC CIA agent. Never.

    I'm surprised he hasn't been questioned about the leak case, since he spent so much time bothering people at CIA headquarters. Along with his on-loan sidekick from WINPAC, Frederick Fleitz.

    This man is such a loose cannon, I'm uncomfortable just thinking about him representing my country in any capacity. He gives me the creeps, in a big, bad nightmare kind of way.

    Maybe Bush likes him because he looks, and acts, like a sleazy outlaw, straight out of the old west.