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McClellan on his testimony: I’m ‘sure’ White House will consider invoking executive privilege.

By Amanda Terkel on June 11, 2008 at 10:39 am

"McClellan on his testimony: I’m ‘sure’ White House will consider invoking executive privilege."


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Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has agreed to testify, under oath, to the House Judiciary Committee on June 20. Yesterday at a book reading in Washington, DC, McClellan said that he expects the White House to think about invoking executive privilege before he goes before Congress:

When asked if his testimony next week might prompt any invoking of executive privilege – a power which can allow the president to block testimony- McClellan said, “I don’t have anything incriminating to say here if that’s what you’re looking for.

Well I imagine if Congress tries to go into other issues, ones I haven’t spoken about in the book, I’m sure the White House would think seriously about that.

In May, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino raised the possibility that the White House could block McClellan from testifying.

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