06/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Scott McClellan Book: White House Saw Manuscript Before Publication

On Friday it was confirmed that Scott McClellan's book, which has received stern criticism from the White House, had been delivered to the administration in advance of its publication. MSNBC reported that it had been delivered at least a month before, as a necessary review of classified information. As McClellan himself explained in a Q&A on Washingtonpost.com:

The White House reviewed the final manuscript for classification and privilege issues. After the review I met with some members of the White House counsel's office at their request to discuss the review. As I expected, there were no issues relating to classified information. They did bring up some issues relating to what they might consider executive privilege, including presidential conversations and conversations between senior advisers to the president.