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Libby Pressured McClellan To Issue Statement ‘Exonerating Him’

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Another piece of interesting information buried in yesterday’s filing by Patrick Fitzgerald: Scooter Libby “implored White House officials to have a public statement issued exonerating him” even though he “had in fact played in disclosing Ms. Wilson’s CIA employment.”

He went so far as giving Press Secretary Scott McClellan a (somewhat poetic) hand-written note:

According to Fitzgerald, on October 4, 2003, “as a result of defendant’s request” McClellan told the press corps he had talked to Libby, Karl Rove and Elliot Abrams and “those individuals assured me that they were not involved in this.”

That statement continues to haunt McClellan to this day.

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