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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 09:12 PM
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48. Reading this excerpt - it looks like they're TRYING TO BURY HER STORY!
Edited on Sat Apr-16-05 09:17 PM by Nothing Without Hope
Focus on the highlighted parts in this NYT excerpt and you see signs of what looks very much like a partisan attempt to suppress Ms. Townsel's testimony:

The committee staff circulated a memorandum sent from a public relations consultant in Dallas, Melody Townsel, who said she had a prolonged confrontation with Mr. Bolton in Moscow in 1994 while he was a legal counsel to a group doing work for the Agency for International Development.

Ms. Townsel, identified as active in a group opposed to President Bush, was interviewed by the committee last week but it was not clear how much the committee would try to make of her charges.

Responding to her accusation, Edwin Hullander, who was executive vice president of International Business and Technical Consultants Inc., the firm that employed Mr. Bolton as counsel, said he had not heard of any such incident happening until Ms. Townsel's recent accusation. He said he had checked with two people who were there at the time who were also unaware of it, and who said they believed they would have heard about a confrontation if it had occurred.

MY TRANSLATION: "We can be sure she is lying because she doesn't like Bush. And Bolton's old acquaintance talked to a couple of people - no, we don't have any sworn statements from them, but trust us, they were at the center of everything and only tell the truth - and they said they didn't hear anything."


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