Scottie McClellan Gets Busy.
PLUS: A Late-Day DSM News Round-Up...
By Brad Friedman on 6/15/2005, 9:28pm PT  

At today's White House Press Briefing...The press corps managed to ask a single question about the Downing Street documents...near the very end of the briefing...

Q: Scott, more official British documents are seeming to indicate that the Bush administration was trying to justify an invasion of Iraq as early as March, 2002. And tomorrow, Representative John Conyers, as you know, is holding some Democratic hearings to get testimony about this. Is the President concerned that as more documents come out seeming to indicate a decision very early on to invade Iraq and possible manipulating ---

MR. McCLELLAN: I think you've asked these questions, the President has been asked these questions, and I think it's been addressed.

No, Scottie. I think it hasn't.

UPDATE 5/16/05: McClellan asked again today about DSM, mocks questioner!

IN OTHER LATE RELATED DSM MATTERS...

  • NEWSWEEK's Isikoff and Hosenball cover the latest DSM matters with enough seriousness to resemble actual journalism. Apparently it's a "Web Exclusive". Don't know if that means it won't make it into the print 'zine or not. Much of their work seems to be based on that of Larisa Alexandrovna of RAW STORY, who confirmed the latest stack of docs. RAW gets a small nod in the piece, if not Larisa.
  • Democracy for America today joined MoveOn.org and True Majority (as reported here earlier) in the effort of getting the word out about the DSM, the hearings tomorrow, and the rally set to follow it as Conyers delivers some 500,000+ signatures to the White House. That would complete the trifecta of the largest three Internet activist groups coming on board the effort. All hands now seem to be on deck as the storm clouds gather.
  • Knight-Ridder bothers to report on tomorrow's 2:30pm ET hearings by Chairman Conyers. The story also mentions legislation being forwarded by Republicans Ron Paul (R-TX) and Walter Jones (R-NC) to call for an exit strategy.
  • Tomorrow's DSM hearings will feature witnesses Ambassador Joe Wilson; Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq; 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern; and AfterDowningStreet.org Co-Founder, Constitutional Attorney John Bonifaz. The latter two have recently appeared as guests on The BRAD SHOW. Sheehan is now confirmed as a guest on this weekend's show.