Police said to have subpoenaed Condit's phone records
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In their search for Chandra Levy, Washington police have subpoenaed the telephone records of California Rep. Gary Condit and the missing former intern, a law enforcement source said.
The source said the subpoenas covered the cellular phones of both Condit and Levy, as well as their apartment telephones.
Police also expect to question the congressman a third time, the source said, but there are no plans to search Condit's apartment.
The official said that, "of course," police have also subpoenaed Levy's medical records. Those records were sought using the normal grand jury mechanism, the source added. A special grand jury has not been appointed in the case, the source said.
Still, police maintain the search for Levy -- who was last reported seen April 30 but who is believed to have written an e-mail from her home on May 1 -- is being treated as a missing persons case and is not a criminal investigation.
Levy family plea to Condit
Levy's aunt said Friday her niece, 24, had carried on a secret, intimate relationship with Condit, 53, since last fall.
"We believe that Rep. Condit's lack of candor is hindering efforts to find Chandra," her aunt, Linda Zamsky, said in a 16-page statement distributed to the news media.
"We call on him to do what he would want others to do if one of his children were missing -- give a complete account of his relationship with Chandra, what he knows about her whereabouts on the days leading up to her disappearance and any information he may have that can help investigators," she said.
Levy's aunt said her niece told her the relationship with Condit had been intimate prior to last Thanksgiving. "She described, in detail, some of their bedroom encounters."
Through aides, Condit has denied any romantic involvement with Levy, who is from Modesto, in Condit's congressional district, and had been in Washington as an intern in the public affairs office of the Bureau of Prisons.
Condit's public relations spokeswoman, Marina Ein, issued a statement later Friday, reiterating that Condit and his wife, Carolyn, have cooperated with authorities.
"Their complete willingness to do this with police investigators should not be confused with their decision not to fuel an out-of-control media frenzy," said Ein. "They do not believe that making public statements, or attending media events, will do anything positive or constructive in the effort to locate Chandra."
Asked whether investigators have concluded there was a romantic relationship between Condit and Levy, the source said, "I don't know if I would be there yet. I am very suspicious of what other people's agendas are."
Zamsky said Levy told her the California Democrat gave her gifts, including a gold bracelet, Godiva chocolates and airplane tickets for at least one trip to California. Zamsky also said her niece detailed weekends she spent at Condit's Washington apartment.
District police have said they believe she either was a victim of foul play or is in hiding -- all but ruling out the possibility of suicide.
Some have criticized Condit for not being forthcoming publicly, especially because he was sharply critical of President Clinton's efforts to hide his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Speaking of Clinton, Condit told CNN in a 1998 interview, "All we're saying is get all the information out there, let the American people make their decision, let us make our decision."
Party officials told CNN on Friday that Condit, a Democrat, met privately last week with House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri and told him he has no intention of resigning his seat. The officials said Gephardt did not ask Condit to resign. Condit himself has rarely been seen publicly in recent weeks.
Condit's wife was questioned by D.C. police and the FBI on Thursday for more than three hours and, according to one top law enforcement official, was asked about her husband's whereabouts during her visit to Washington in the days before Levy's disappearance.
Mrs. Condit was in Washington visiting her husband April 28 through May 3, the congressman's office has said.
The law enforcement source said the interview concerned the hours she was with her husband prior to Levy's disappearance.
Asked whether anything new was learned, he said, "Not particularly. Not anything that brings us closer."
Police Chief Charles Ramsey has said about 100 people have been interviewed in the case. According to the law enforcement source, the vast majority of those questioned had visited Levy's gym -- the Washington Sports Clubs outlet -- on April 30.
Zamsky said her niece told her Condit went to great lengths to conceal their relationship, insisting he would end it if she told anyone about it and giving her detailed instructions on how to keep their meetings secret.
On April 29, the day before Levy was last reported seen, Zamsky said she got a message on her telephone answering machine from her niece in which she said her internship had ended, she planned to return to California and she had "some big news" to tell her.
"There was absolutely no indication that she was upset," Zamsky said. "No one in her family believes she committed suicide."
-- CNN Correspondent Bob Franken contributed to this report.
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