U.S. President George W. Bush sidestepped questions Friday about whether he owes the American people an apology for the role of administration officials in the CIA leak case. He also refused to comment on calls for a staff shakeup.
He declined to say whether Karl Rove, his closest adviser on political matters, should remain in his job. Rove remains under investigation. Asked about whether he would replace key members of his administration, as suggested by prominent Republicans, Bush said, "Again, you're trying to get me to comment on an investigation. I'm not going to do that."
Bush also deflected questions about public opinion surveys which show his credibility in steep decline, АР reports. He said the way a president establishes credibility with people is to push "an agenda that relates to their lives."