McClellan Testifies, Sells More Books
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
The most recent stop in former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s book tour was Capitol Hill, where he testified about his own participation in the Valerie Plame affair and the involvement of Bush and Cheney in attempting to cover up the treasonous tracks of 2007 felon of the year Scooter Libby.
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan today said that a former top aide to President Bush directed him to mislead the press about another administration official’s involvement in the leak of a spy’s name to the news media.
In testimony before the House judiciary committee, McClellan said that then-White House chief of staff Andrew Card told him to tell reporters that Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to vice-president Dick Cheney, played no part in the release of CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity. He said Card told him that at the request of Bush and Cheney.
McClellan said he spoke on the telephone with Libby, who assured him “in unequivocal terms” that he hadn’t leaked Plame’s name to the press. McClellan said he then told reporters Libby hadn’t been involved.
Scott McClellan points out the deception and secrecy of the Bush administration ... five years too late.