: During today’s press briefing, Scott McClellan was asked to respond to claims made by Jack Abramoff in emails published yesterday on ThinkProgress.

Reporter Victoria Jones asked whether President Bush was sticking by his assertion that he does not remember meeting Jack Abramoff in light of the Abramoff emails, which discuss “almost a dozen” meetings with the President.

McClellan dodged the question, falsely claiming that Bush had already addressed the issue, but did not dispute the validity of Abramoff’s emails. Watch it: video and transcript

Truthdig says: Bush’s spokesman shows a remarkable knack for his ability to pounce on new information when it may hurt Democrats, and his utter inability to process new information when it may be damaging to the president.


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