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Former Press Secretary McClellan: White House Should 'Answer Questions' Now on CIA Leak Case

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Former Press Secretary McClellan: White House Should 'Answer Questions' Now on CIA Leak Case

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Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan said tonight that if he was still advising the president he would urge him and his team to drop their policy of not talking about the Libby/CIA leak case.

"I would advise the White House to find a way to get out there and talk about it and answer some of the questions," he said on Larry King's CNN show tonight. He said it would be "interesting to see" if the White House can sustain its refusal to say anything through the appeal process.

Libby was convicted today on four of five counts in the federal court, including charges or perjury and obstructing justice.

Former White House adviser David Gergen raised several questions that the White House should address, especially why Libby lied and why Libby and Vice President did not testify at the trial. "There's clearly something they don't want to come out," he said. There's "a lot more to know," he said. …

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