Russert: You say you have tremendous confidence in Pat Fitzgerald.
Mehlman: I do.
Russert: If in fact he indicts White House officials, will you accept that indictment and not fight it?
Mehlman: Uh, first of all, I'm the chairman of the Republican National Committee. I'm not an attorney for anybody. Uh, the fact is, uh, I look forward to his getting to the bottom of this. I can't speak for.
Russert: But, but if he indicts White House officials, will you pledge today because you have tremendous confidence in him that you will not criticize his decision?
Mehlman: Uh, again, I'm not going to speculate. I have tremendous confidence in him. I look to him to get to the bottom of this. Whatever he does, I can assure you people are going to follow and are going to look to abide by, but --
Podesta: Say yes
Mehlman: I think it would be inappropriate for me as the RNC chairman to say what legal strategy people may take in the future.
Russert: But if you have tremendous confidence in him, then you will accept and respect his decision?
Mehlman: I look forward to hearing what he has to say and I intend to respect what he has to say, but again I'm not going to speculate on what he might do.