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Chairman Conyers Invites McClellan to Testify June 20th

Posted on by Jesse Lee

From the Judiciary Committee:

Conyers Invites McClellan to Testify June 20th

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) invited former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to testify before the Committee at a June 20th hearing about reported efforts to cover up the role of the White House in the Valerie Plame leak as described in his recent book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception.

“I have extended an invitation to Mr. McClellan to testify before the Judiciary Committee after discussions between Committee staff and his attorneys,” said Conyers. “In his book, Mr. McClellan suggests that senior White House officials may have obstructed justice and engaged in a cover-up regarding the Valerie Plame leak. This alleged activity could well extend beyond the scope of the offenses for which Scooter Libby has been convicted and deserves further attention.”

Read Chairman Conyers’ letter:

UPDATE: Scott McClellan accepts the invitation:

McClellan to testify in House in CIA leak probe
Associated Press – June 9, 2008

President Bush’s former spokesman, Scott McClellan, will testify before a House committee next week about whether Vice President Dick Cheney ordered him to make misleading public statements about the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity.

McClellan’s lawyers said he has accepted House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers’ invitation to testify June 20. The attorneys said McClellan will appear and be sworn during the proceedings.

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