Scottie & Me: October 2, 2003
White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
Mokhiber: Have any members of the White House staff hired outside counsel to represent them in connection with the criminal investigation?
Scott McClellan: Not to my knowledge.
Mokhiber: Second question, you have said there's no evidence implicating current White House staff. Do you know of any evidence implicating former White House staff?
Scott McClellan: No.
Mokhiber: Third, Karl Rove used to work for Attorney General Ashcroft. Attorney General Ashcroft is investigating the White House, why doesn't that represent a conflict of interest?
Scott McClellan: Career Justice Department officials are investigating the allegation that there is a leak of classified information. And I've already answered that question.