Bolton Update

BOLTON UPDATE….Over at John Bolton central ? formerly known as The Washington Note ? Steve Clemons reports that Bill Frist has shut down the Senate:

By stopping all Senate business ? ALL business ? and planning to reconvene at 4:30 p.m., the Republican leadership has preempted an option that the minority would have had to make the administration comply with Senator Dodd’s request for the National Security Agency intercepts that Bolton may have used to wage war against rival officials in the State Department.

Hmmm, those NSA intercepts must be dynamite. Sounds like the Republican leadership is running scared here….

UPDATE: The Senate is back in business. Details here.

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