Under Secretary Source was Grossman


Bolton in the clear.
This from a tuned-in TWN reader. His comment seems right:

The Undersecretary of State referenced in the indictment is not John Bolton — it is Marc Grossman, the former U/S for Political Affairs. Because Powell and Armitage were out of the country at the time, Grossman was Acting Sec State. Hence, the State Department’s INR forwarded Grossman the memo on the Niger stuff and Plame and Wilson’s role, and Grossman forwarded it on to the White House. Nothing sinister — Grossman was just peforming his bureaucratic function.

More later.
— Steve Clemons
ed note: thanks to J for this advisory.