White House Press Corps Fails to Ask McClellan About Bush’s Authorization of Leak

Yesterday, Patrick Fitzgerald submitted a court filing which revealed that, according to Scooter Libby, he was authorized to leak classified information by President Bush. This morning, it was reported by the New York Sun, the National Journal and many other publications.

When the White House press corps had an opportunity this morning to ask Press Secretary Scott McClellan questions, they didn’t ask him about it. At 9:30AM, on route to Bush’s speech in North Carolina, reporters asked McClellan about immigration, terrorism, Katrina and Iran. But there wasn’t a single question about President Bush authorizing Scooter Libby to share highly classified information with reporters.

Read the full transcript HERE.