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Oh man. AP has another story out, and it is not good for Chimpy

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Via Atrios, it's a collection of quotes made by White House Spokesman Scott McClellan about Rove and Plame.

So the question for McClellan: Scott, are you a liar, or simply totally out of the loop as to what the facts are in this White House, and if so, who should we turn to for these daily briefings who is actually in the loop?

Oh, and one more question, how are your demonstrably false statements below NOT obstruction of justice, using the Ken Starr logic that intentionally false statements by public officials with the intent of misleading a probe are per se obstruction of justice? And if Karl Rove misled you, the how is he now not guilty of such obstrution?:

Sept. 29, 2003

Q: You said this morning, quote, "The president knows that Karl Rove wasn't involved." How does he know that?

A: Well, I've made it very clear that it was a ridiculous suggestion in the first place. ... I've said that it's not true. ... And I have spoken with Karl Rove.

Q: It doesn't take much for the president to ask a senior official working for him, to just lay the question out for a few people and end this controversy today.

A: Do you have specific information to bring to our attention? ... Are we supposed to chase down every anonymous report in the newspaper? We'd spend all our time doing that."

Q: When you talked to Mr. Rove, did you discuss, "Did you ever have this information?"

A: I've made it very clear, he was not involved, that there's no truth to the suggestion that he was.


Oct. 7, 2003

Q: You have said that you personally went to Scooter Libby (Vice President
Dick Cheney's chief of staff), Karl Rove and Elliott Abrams (National Security Council official) to ask them if they were the leakers. Is that what happened? Why did you do that? And can you describe the conversations you had with them? What was the question you asked?

A: Unfortunately, in Washington, D.C., at a time like this there are a lot of rumors and innuendo. There are unsubstantiated accusations that are made. And that's exactly what happened in the case of these three individuals. They are good individuals. They are important members of our White House team. And that's why I spoke with them, so that I could come back to you and say that they were not involved. I had no doubt with that in the beginning, but I like to check my information to make sure it's accurate before I report back to you, and that's exactly what I did.

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