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McClellan To Testify Before House Judiciary Next Week On Plame Affair

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week on the Plame affair, the Associated Press reported today.

"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," the AP reported.

"McClellan will testify publicly and under oath before the House Judiciary Committee on June 20 about the White House's role in the leak and its response, his attorneys, Michael and Jane Tigar, said on Monday."

McClellan has just released s scathing memoir on his time in the White House, and has speculated that Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby met privately at least once to concoct a story on their in the leak of Plame's name to the press. Libby was tried and convicted for lying to a federal grand jury about his involvement in the Plame affair. President Bush later commuted Lewis' sentence.



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