Skip to comments.Scott McClellan Levels Charges of Deception Against White House Over CIA Leak Case
Posted on 11/20/2007 12:20:12 PM PST by SubGeniusX
WASHINGTON Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan is lashing out at the Bush administration's handling of the CIA leak case in his new book over what he said was intentional misinformation given to him by the administration and claiming the president was "involved" in the media run-around.
The Politico reported Tuesday on its Web site that the publisher of "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and What's Wrong With Washington" released a three-paragraph excerpt of the book highlighting the contentious period.
"I stood at the White House briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby," McClellan wrote.
"There was one problem. It was not true."
McClellan also writes: "I had unknowingly passed along false information."
"And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff and the president himself." At the time, the president's chief of staff was Andy Card.
McClellan also writes he felt his trust was breeched.
"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
What is this tool’s major malfunction?
Has there been a less qualified and more ineffective press secretary in the history of the white house than Scott McClellan?
Stupid plus timid
Where’s the evidence? Scott’s word?
Those involved said it was NOT Libby and Rove, so WTF?
A: He's covering his own ass
B: He's trying to sell books. This assertion will sell a lot of books and make him a lot of money.
and where does Richard Armitage come in.
HE WAS THE LEAKER.
not Libby or Rove. anything they might have done, was after the leak....
I used to feel sorry for Scott. Now I don’t.
Why do all the morons who leave the WH have to throw mud on the way out. It is not Bush’s fault that he was a piss poor press secretary - IMHO, the worst one I can think of in my 40+ years of existence.
He did a damn poor job and I was glad to see his sorry act leave.
Scotty got his post because he was a member of the Lucky Sperm Club...i.e. his family’s political ties in Texas got him the job instead of talent.
Of course, Scotty demonstrated that he was as nutty and dumb as his mother.
I do expect more books in the next few years about the Bush administration. I must admit, Bill Clinton, for all the crap he did, he had some real loyal subjects.
Scott would have never pulled this crap with BC or he would have been Vince Fostered (God rest his soul).
Either you were with the Clinton’s are you were with dirt (buried in it).
He was terrible as press secretary. Bush should have fired him after a month's trial period. Once again, Bush loses by his major flaw in being Mr. too-nice. This betrayal is so disgusting.
Awfully strong words. Words have consequences as Sen. McCain would say.
Is it your contention he’s lying?
Oh boy....Chris Matthews is going to go purple on this one.
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