WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING

APRIL 30, 2004

C-Span Coverage

(Second Question, 3 minutes into briefing)

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan:  Helen?

Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers: Dr. Alan Brandenstein was the Director of the Counterdrug (Technology) Office.  He’s been forced out of his job for turning down a 1.15 million-dollar no-bid contract to a Colorado contributor to the President.  Do you have any comment on that?

McClellan: No, I’m not familiar with the specifics.  I’ll be glad to look at it, we’ll be glad to look at it and get back to you.