The Roberts Papers: What Is The Administration Hiding?

President Bush will release most of the documents related to Roberts’s work in the Reagan administration but not those with “national security implications

Today in the White House Press briefing, a reporter asked a very good question about this issue:

QUESTION: Can I just ask a quick follow-up on that? Do you consider Iran-Contra a national security issue?

MCCLELLAN: I haven’t even thought about that, to tell you the truth.


This really goes to the larger question: is the White House’s quixotic selective disclosure policy designed to cover-up damaging information?