July 28, 2005

McClellan Stonewalls on Rove While the Post Carries On

Mcclellan_2There was more stonewalling on the Rove CIA leak scandal from White House spokesman Scott McClellan in yesterday's daily press briefing:

Q Has Karl Rove offered to resign, in view of his problems?

MR. McCLELLAN: Again, you keep asking these questions that are related to an ongoing investigation -- 

Q Does he still have his security clearance?

MR. McCLELLAN: -- and those are questions that have already been addressed. 

Q No, they -- I've never heard this before. Have you?

MR. McCLELLAN: The question has been asked before. 

Q We haven't heard an answer.

Q What was your answer? 

Q There hasn't been an answer.

McClellan then called on a reporter who changed the subject.

We can understand why he wouldn't want to dwell on the topic.  The other day the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Gonzales waited 12 hours after being notified about the legal investigation to inform White House staff that they should retain documents.  Was there an all-night shredding marathon reminiscent of the scene in The Devil's Advocate?  We won't find out from McClellan. 

By Will Friedman in High Crimes and Misdemeanors | Permalink  | 


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