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CIA Leak / Plame Case / McClellan Book / Gergen Interview #878693

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 2007
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(Studio: John King) A taste from former White House press secretary Scott McClellan coming book "What Happened" about the leaking of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame reviewed; book excerpt listing five high-ranking people who gave him false information quoted. [In 2003, McCLELLAN - says the president takes this seriously and the White House team was not involved.] [On CNN earlier, husband Joe WILSON†- says the president and vice president have to tell what they knew and when.] Clarification on the president's involvement from Public Affairs Books Peter Osnos† quoted. [In March on "Larry King Live," McCLELLAN - reviews what he said then and knows now.]

(Studio: John King) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about the McClellan book. [GERGEN - outlines what McClellan is suggesting about President Bush being an "enabler"; explains what it is like in the White House in dealing with a crisis like the Plame Wilson case and the role of the press secretary inside the White House; asserts McClellan is raising a non-legal issue and needs to make a clearer statement before the book comes out.] Other material: The call from presidential candidate Senator Christopher Dodd for new attorney general Michael Mukasey to act quoted.

King, John

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