Friday, May 30, 2008

McClellan: 'Happy' to testify about White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said Friday he would be willing to comply with a possible congressional subpoena to discuss the administration's handling of pre-war intelligence, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer he'd be "happy to talk if I am asked to testify."

He also said he did not believe he needed to apologize to President Bush, and did not think the president would be reading his book.1”I don't expect we'll have a conversation (with Bush) any time soon,” he said.

“I don't need to ask forgiveness from him. My comments are sincere and honest and absolutely the truth from my perspective.”


Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Florida, said Friday McClellan, who left the White House in 2006, would be able to provide valuable insight into a number of issues under investigation by the House Judiciary Committee.

The committee is looking into the use of prewar intelligence, whether politics was behind the firing of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006 and the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson's identity, Wexler, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, said.

In the book, McClellan says President Bush told him he had authorized the leaking of Plame Wilson's identity to the press.

4 comments:

Bill said...

DO YOU THINK HE IS JUST MAD BECAUSE BUSH DID NOT SUPPORT HIS MOTHER IN HER RUN FOR THE GOVENOR OF TEXAS AGAINST RICK PERRY.

Jason said...

If Scott McClellan is right should a president be held for treason if right. Our soildiers and our military commandors can. Is Bush the State or is he a Civil Servant of the State. It raises the question should he be held above the lives that died.

Peter J. Spadafore said...

Mr. McClellan better be careful. Let's hope he can make it to testify before Congers..

Jinny Lee said...

Another example of someone who is not intimidated by the Bush administration who has the sense, guts and honor to speak the truth..We all should be following his example.

Jinny Lee
Melrose FL