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McClellan apologizes to Richard Clarke for smearing him as press secretary.

By Satyam Khanna on May 30, 2008 at 8:55 pm

"McClellan apologizes to Richard Clarke for smearing him as press secretary."

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Scott McClellan is currently the subject of a White House smear campaign because of his new book. But as press secretary, McClellan helped smear Richard Clarke after Clarke revealed that the White House “ignored terrorism for months” and sought to tie 9/11 to Iraq immediately. According to Clarke, McClellan apologized to him last night, stating, “I should have known how personal it would get when they went after me, well, I mean, after what I said about you.” On MSNBC today, Clarke said the apology was “genuine.” Watch it:


Update

McClellan confirmed he apologized to Clarke in a Washington Post online chat:

Richard Clarke is someone
I criticized from the podium. I actually saw him last night in New
York and expressed my regret for the way I handled that situation.

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