The records for which Democratic senators are pressing the State Department deal with Bolton's role in assessing Syria's potential threat in 2003 and his seeking out information from secretly intercepted conversations of foreigners and, in some cases, U.S. citizens. The administration has said the documents contain classified information and are not relevant to the Bolton nomination.
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who opposes Bolton, said, "We have reason to believe, though cannot prove without the documents," that Bolton misled Congress about his role in preparing State Department testimony in 2003 about Syria's possible possession of unconventional weapons.
I fail to see how information regarding a person intentionally misleading people is irrelevant. But call me silly, I just want someone I can trust.
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