McClellan: Everyone in “the White House Has Been Cooperating Fully With The Special Counsel”

During a press conference this afternoon White House spokesman Scott McClellan repeatedly declined to comment on the leak scandal, citing on an ongoing investigation. Yet, Scooter Libby has been charged by the special prosecutor with obstruction of justice, and McClellan just said this:

The president directed everybody in the White House to cooperate fully with the special counsel…The White House has been cooperating fully with the special counsel, and we will continue to do so.

That is an explicit comment on the investigation. He is saying that everyone is cooperating and that would include Libby. The clear implication is that, despite the mountain of evidence Fitzgerald presented, his indictment is not well-founded.

The White House continues to comment on the investigation. They are just limiting their comments to denials.