He's in the West Wing. You may want to address that to Mary Ellen. Will he keep Ambassador Davidow in place or The president will make a series of announcements pertaining to personnel at the appropriate time. Is that going to be a priority as part of this education plan, part of this accountability measures that he wants to put into effect? FLEISCHER: The president feels very strongly that one of the best ways to improve our schools is to provide parents -- very often we're talking about single moms, who have children in school, and these schools for three years in a row have failed to educate their children.

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Bush , from January to July As press secretary in the Bush administration, Fleischer was a prominent advocate for the Invasion of Iraq, and made numerous exaggerated and misleading claims about Iraq in the lead-up to the Iraq War. Since leaving the White House, he has worked as a media consultant and commentator. He joined Fox News as a contributor in July Both parents were Democrats who were "horrified" when Fleischer became a Republican, he told an interviewer in "While I lived at home and when I started college, I was a liberal Democrat.

Upon his graduation from Middlebury, Fleischer worked as press secretary for Jon S. Fossel, a Republican candidate for a New York congressional seat. Later Fleischer worked as press secretary for Norman Lent. From to , he was field director for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

He went back to being a press secretary in , working for congressman Joseph DioGuardi. Fleischer served as U. Senator Pete Domenici 's press secretary from to and as spokesman for the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee for five years. He worked as deputy communications director for George H. Bush 's reelection campaign. Although Fleischer served as communications director for Elizabeth Dole during her presidential run in the election campaign , he joined George W.

Bush 's presidential campaign after Dole dropped out of the race. When Bush became the President in , he tapped Fleischer to become the first press secretary of his administration. Fleischer is credited with having been the first to introduce the phrase " homicide bombing " to describe what has also been called suicide bombing , in April , to emphasize the terrorist connotations of the tactic :. The president The Saudi telethon , as they have told it to us, is to provide assistance to the Palestinian people , and that isn't — no money is going to go to provide the homicide bombers with any assistance from the Saudi government.

On May 19, , he announced that he would resign during the summer, citing a desire to spend more time with his wife and to work in the private sector.

He was replaced by deputy press secretary Scott McClellan on July 15, As press secretary in the Bush administration, Fleischer was a prominent advocate for the Invasion of Iraq. We know for a fact that there are weapons there. Fleischer said that Hussein "has to indicate whether or not he has weapons.

If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world. If Saddam Hussein indicates that he has weapons of mass destruction and that he is violating United Nations resolutions, then we will know that Saddam Hussein again deceived the world.

In , Fleischer said, "The standard for any type of interrogation of somebody in American custody is to be humane and to follow all international laws and accords dealing with this type subject. That is precisely what has been happening and exactly what will happen. In , when the Department of Justice of the Obama administration launched a probe into alleged CIA interrogation abuses, Fleischer described the decision as "disgusting.

I'm proud of what we did to protect this country. Fleischer became an important figure in the CIA leak case ; he testified that Scooter Libby , Vice President Dick Cheney 's former chief of staff , told him that Valerie Plame was a covert agent weeks before Libby had claimed to have been informed of Plame's status by a reporter.

On July 7, , at The James S. Specifically, Fleischer was asked to respond to Mr. Wilson's assertion that he had been sent to Niger to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein had sought yellowcake uranium and found no evidence that such events had ever occurred. Q: Can you give us the White House account of Ambassador Wilson's account of what happened when he went to Niger and investigated the suggestions that Niger was passing yellow cake to Iraq?

I'm sure you saw the piece yesterday in The New York Times. Ambassador Wilson, other than the fact that now people know his name, has said all this before. But the fact of the matter is in his statements about the Vice President—the Vice President's office did not request the mission to Niger.

The Vice President's office was not informed of his mission and he was not aware of Mr. Wilson's mission until recent press accounts—press reports accounted for it.

Fleischer testified in open court on January 29, , that Libby told him on July 7, , at lunch, about Plame, who is Wilson's wife. Ambassador Wilson was sent to Niger by his wife.

Libby said the information was "hush-hush, on the Q-T. It was the first time I had ever heard it. Fleischer also testified to the fact that Dan Bartlett , the president's communications adviser, told him the same thing on Air Force One days later on the way to Niger with President Bush.

Dickerson denied that such a conversation ever took place. On July 18, , Bloomberg reported that in his sworn testimony before the grand jury investigating the leak, Fleischer denied having seen a memo circulating in Air Force One on July 7, , which named Plame in connection to Wilson's mission and which identified her as a "CIA" covert agent.

However, a former Bush Administration official also on the plane testified to having seen Fleischer perusing the document. It is unclear whether Fleischer returned Novak's call. The indictment states that Libby told Fleischer referred to as the White House press secretary in the indictment that Plame worked for the "CIA" and that this fact was not well known. After receiving an immunity agreement, Fleischer testified that he had revealed Plame's identity to reporters after learning it from Libby.

Today he works as a media consultant for various corporations and sports organizations and players through his company, Ari Fleischer Communications. It does not present compelling portraits of cabinet members or members of the White House supporting cast. And it does not shed new light on the president or his methods of governance. White officiated the ceremony, with the participation of Rev. Michael J. Kelley, a Roman Catholic priest.

He is on the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition. He enjoys playing baseball and is a member of the two-time President's Cup champion Ridgefield Rockers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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