Judiciary Chairman Conyers on McClellan Revelations

Posted on by Jesse Lee

From the Judiciary Committee:

Conyers: McClellan Revelations Troubling, Require Further Scrutiny

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Commitee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) released the following statement in response to revelation about the Valerie Plame CIA leak made in former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s new book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception:

“I find Mr. McClellan’s revelations about attempts to cover-up the Valerie Plame leak extremely troubling. Particularly disturbing is McClellan’s assertion that he was specifically directed by Andy Card to ‘vouch’ for Scooter Libby after the investigation had begun, which, if true, could amount to obstruction of justice beyond that for which Mr. Libby has already been convicted.

“I believe this issue may require closer examination so I have instructed my counsels to begin discussions with Mr. McClellan to determine whether a hearing is necessary and to secure his possible cooperation.”

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