Another Twist in the Road: Bolton Nomination Only Possible if White House Concedes on Evidence Requests


While the Senate and White House do battle over whether the administration can defy evidence requests by the Senate, those opposed to John Bolton’s nomination can work to remind Senators uncomfortable with but still supporting him why this nominee must be withdrawn.
More later on what all this means — but a slight nudge to the media:
Who was the State Department official who Bolton sought out to commend after reading the NSA intercepts?
Why would Bolton do such a thing? Was he recruiting someone inside State to be part of his anti-Armitage/Powell network?
Why won’t Bolton just tell us and come clean on who this person is?
What more have we not learned about these NSA intercepts?
More later.
— Steve Clemons