Wexler: McClellan Must Testify Under Oath Before House Judiciary Committee
Former White House Aide's Revelations Make Out Case for Obstruction of Justice by Rove and Libby in Valerie Plame Case
) Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War. Washington, DC
“The admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby – and possibly Vice President Cheney - conspired to obstruct justice by lying about their role in the Plame Wilson matter and that the Bush Administration deliberately lied to the American people in order to take us to war in Iraq. Scott McClellan must now appear before the House Judiciary Committee under oath to tell Congress and the American people how President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and White House officials deliberately orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in
to the American people.” Iraq
This is – to put it bluntly – just so much self-serving bullshit by Wexler. For those with short memories, it has been well established that RICHARD ARMITAGE leaked Valerie Plame’s identity to Robert Novak. It is also well established that Ms. Plame was NOT an undercover operative. What about this is difficult to understand?
As to the other charges in McClellan’s book, let’s run this down:
Karl Rove and Scooter Libby worked right across the hall from each other and had mutual administrative concerns – so of course they conferred together frequently and about a lot of things. Co-workers talking to each other – now there’s a conspiracy for you! McClellan was absolutely detested and denigrated by the entire White House Press Corps because he’s a dunderhead! Now, suddenly they are canonizing him? After he writes a book that excoriates his former employer that is published by a company with demonstrable ties to George Soros? Anyone see a pattern here?Was not Scott McClellan questioned by the powers-that-be during the investigation of the entire leak kerfuffle? So is he now admitting that he lied to those investigators then and is now telling the truth? Can you spell contempt of court?
McClellan was the press secretary – not a policy maker. As such, it is highly unlikely that he had access to anything even remotely relating to decisions to go to war in
Move along folks. Nothing to see here!