The Republicans on the committee issued their own eight-page brief that according to The New York Times calls him "a highly qualified nominee" and disputes the Democrats' assessment. …
The White House says
The document is attached to a short summary of Bolton's qualifications and an account of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's lengthy investigation prepared by the committee's Republican chairman, Sen. Richard Lugar of
The committee investigated allegations about
"The end result of all this is that Secretary Bolton emerged looking better than when it began," Lugar wrote to the inquiry.
"There was no evidence to support the most serious charge, that Secretary Bolton sought to manipulate intelligence," Lugar said. "He may have disagreed with intelligence findings but in the end, he always accepted the final judgment of the intelligence community."
At the State Department, spokesman Tom Casey said the report revealed nothing new.
"The committee's already reviewed this issue extensively," Casey said. "This is a minority interpretation of events and we completely reject it."
CNN included the following negative information about
The Democratic document accuses
It says that
It says he exhibited abusive behavior and intolerance for alternative views, repeatedly trying to fire intelligence analysts who disagreed with him.
It accuses him of making "misleading, disingenuous or non-responsive statements" to the Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing.
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