McClellan to Testify on Plamegate Claims

Lawmakers will ask if Bush, Cheney told ex-spokesman to lie
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2008 7:04 PM CDT
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan appears on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Thursday May 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Scott McClellan agreed today to testify about Dick Cheney's role in leaking the name of a CIA agent, the AP reports. In a hearing next week, House lawmakers are expected to ask him about his claim that Cheney and President Bush told him to "exonerate Scooter Libby" as White House spokesman. McClellan made the recent claim while hyping his new Washington tell-all memoir, What Happened. (Read more Scott McClellan stories.)