WASHINGTON (CNN) - A former Bush spokesman said Friday he did not think the president knew about the leak of a CIA agent's identity, but refused to give the same assurances about Vice President Dick Cheney.
"I do not think the president had any knowledge" of the revelation of Valerie Plame Wilson's identity, Scott McClellan said at a House Judiciary committee hearing. "In terms of the vice president, I do not know."
McClellan said the White House is still concealing information about its role in the leak of a CIA agent's identity.
"This matter continues to be investigated by Congress because of what the White House has chosen to conceal from the public," McClellan said. "Despite assurances that the administration would discuss the matter once the Special Counsel had completed his work, the White House has sought to avoid public scrutiny and accountability."
I agree wholeheartedly Jeff. Bush was the puppet and now McCain is also!!! These boys want to start the oil drilling around here because that's what oilmen do ... keep the liquid gold flowing for generations and get them in control of whatever oil remains out there... I have just one question. "How much money/power is enough for these guys?" God help us all!
I beleive Scott McClellan when he said Bush did not Know about this. His admistration is run by cheny, Rove,libby and many other crocks, Bush is a symbol his IQ is lower than my dog.
The Republicans took the campaign to my
home town today, Ottawa, Canada.
Nobody knows the repubs are here.
Obama 08 & 12!
While watching the hearing, I noticed how the Republicans on the panel were throwing darts at McClellan.
Why are the Republicans so defensive? No need to protect the Bush Regime now. .
BUSH: I am not a CROOK.
You Democrats make me laugh. You're ready to believe him when he tells you something bad about the White House, but you won't believe him when he says something that isn't.
You're a bunch of hypocrites.
This is a waste of time. He is just going to get publicity for his book to improve the sales. I agreed with Bush on Afghanistan except for the way he fought it and trying nation building. He should have let the soviets have it but we got involved and ended up getting paid back by Osama. Bush should have destroyed afganistan and most of the inhabinates with it. The hell with nation building. The reason for war is to conquer and oversee or to destroy a threat. I say use the most effective means you got and destroy. "kill them all and let God sort out the good ones".Most americans with a brain know that Iraq was mothing but a corporate move by this administration.
All this proves is.... NOTHING!!! All you conspiricy freaks need to chill out. I believe he wrote the book for money, but I wont discount anything he's saying because I wasnt there and dont know. Everyone needs to quit complaining about how horrible it is here now, if its so bad move to another country. Americans are still better off than 99% of the world, if we are truly so spoiled to not be satisfied with that, then move.
There are alot of things Bush had(has) no "knowledge" of, and considering he's the president, that's just not a good thing. He should know what his people are up to. It's pretty obvious the man just hasn't been on top of things the way he should (be) have been. As far a Cheney goes he should definitley be charged with crimes against the people. But he'll get away, they always do.
And then they wonder why people are so "bitter".
Matt and Andy,
After 7 years of this crap, to even hear you say that makes me sick to my stomach.
GROW UP BOYS.
IMPEACH BUSH NOW
It looks like another understudy of Nixon, with one exception.....Bush is going to leave office honorably....to late.....to soon.
Incompetent criminals. There's little doubt Bush was kept in the dark while Cheney broke the law. That pretty much sums up the past eight years.
Just goes to show what a shameless lame moron we have masquerading as a president! It is to America's great shame that such a talentless stupid boob could steal the WH twice in a row!
And some of the "blue collar uneducated" want McWarmonger to be elected.
Four more wars – oops – for more years of the same idiocy?
They must have threatened his life.
Don't drive your car Scotty, the brake lines might have been cut.
Of course he didn't know. His handlers only tell him the bare minimum they think he needs to know.
Go ahead and impeach Bush. If you dont remember, we impeached Clinton. I even think Jefferson might have been impeached back in the day. That doesnt do anything. Dont post things you dont understand.
Dan Abrams showed footage he uncovered of a Fox News interview with John McCain on March 13, 2008, in which McCain said, "I didn't really love America until I was deprived of her company."
Abrams thinks McCain's comments could undermine the "right wing's steady attacks against Michelle Obama."
Anybody out there actually want to own up to buying this fools book?
It was Bush's responsibility to educate himself in all issues impacting Americans. The buck stops at his desk! Perhaps, he was ineducable.
Not only should "the worst president in U.S. history" be impeached, he should be tried for war crimes. He isn't just a horrible president, he is a criminal. He will go down in history as the worst president in history on all environmental and ecological issues that impact the entire globe. Indeed, is there one positive to be said about this pathetic homo sapien!
I believe him, Dubya does strike me as someone who has no idea whats going on........why should this be any different?
Let's see, I don't know, I am not sure. But hey, if you Kool-Aid drinking libs think that is earth shattering testimony that Bush is a crook, then keep the tin foil hats on. Seriously, we are in a world of trouble with you people.
Look, this is 'olde' news; let's move on.......What does it matter now? The damage has been done; the "Cat" has been let out of the bag, and it wasn't klilled..........move on! Now, for those that are concerned now; where was you, "back then"? What are your "true" motives, in enlightening the rest of us, now?
"Matt"and cronies:-you win the prize for the stupidest comment of the week.."Democrats hate honesty"..seriously, an idiotic statement. ...
I do believe, though, that Bush might have been left in the dark by his handlers, I think that is a distinct possibllity...but, he still looks happy as hell with himself...ignorance is bliss to your current president...has been for over 7 years....
Oh sorry, on this issue... Please we do not need a book to tell us we got screwed over and lied to about this war and anything else that goes on in Washington. Not only from Bush but the whole lot of them. That does include McCain.