a hearing on the hill, next month,
may lead to sworn testimony that andy
card directed scottie mcCee to vouch for
scooter libby's credibility -- while fitz
was at work investigating l'affair d'plame.
and that, my friends, smells a lot like felony
obstruction of justice, and related
conspiracy counts, if scottie's version is to be be-
lieved -- deemed credible. and so thinks chairman conyers.
we may have some more episodes of "nightly nolo",
then -- perhaps mid-next month. quoth the chairman:
United States House of Representatives
Committee on the Judiciary
May 30, 2008
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."