McClellan: I Can’t Comment Because Harriet Miers Told Me Not To

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"McClellan: I Can’t Comment Because Harriet Miers Told Me Not To"

During today’s press conference, McClellan generally declined to discuss the leak scandal, including his assertion that Scooter Libby and Karl Rove weren’t involved. That was expected. More surprising was his explanation why:

I think I’ve indicated to you all that I would be glad to talk about this once this process is complete. And I look forward to that opportunity. But, again, we have been directed by the White House Counsel’s Office not to discuss this matter and respond to questions about it.

So McClellan can’t comment because Harriet Miers told him not to?

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