Questions for Rove? Nope, none here

You'd think the White House press corps might want to ask the president's press secretary about Karl Rove's role in the Valerie Plame case. Apparently, you'd be wrong.

Published July 8, 2005 7:43PM (EDT)

We're the first to say that there are still more questions than answers about Karl Rove's involvement in the Valerie Plame case. But we can all agree that there are questions, right?

Apparently not. As Judd Legum notes at Think Progress, today's White House press briefing was the Washington press corps' fourth chance to ask Scott McClellan about Rove's involvement since his lawyer admitted that Rove was one of Time reporter Matt Cooper's sources on the Plame story -- and once again not a single reporter bothered to put a question to the White House press secretary.

It's not like there aren't questions to ask. Now that Rove's lawyer has admitted that Rove talked with Cooper, for example, would McClellan like to revisit his own statements about the Plame case? Say, the one in which he said that he'd talked to Elliot Abrams and Scooter Libby and Karl Rove, and "those individuals" had "assured" him that "they were not involved in this"?

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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