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Congressman Gary Condit Declines to Take Polygraph Test

Aired July 9, 2001 - 11:29   ET

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DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: A new development in Chandra Levy investigation.

Let's go to our Bob Franken, standing by in Washington -- Bob.

BOB FRANKEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This is the response from the lawyer for Congressman Gary Condit to demand from the Levy family that Condit be administered a lie detector test. The family feels, said the statement from the Levys, We need to be assured the congressman is telling the truth. This comes in the wake of the acknowledgement by Congressman Condit, to police officials, that he had a romantic relationship with Chandra Levy.

This is the response from his lawyer Abbe Lowell to that. We understand the Levy family wants to do all it can to find Chandra, but police have stated they are fully satisfied with Congressman Condit's cooperation and with the answers to every single question that they have posed. The police have also stated that Congressman Condit is not a suspect. In light of Police Chief Gainer's statement -- those made on Saturday night -- surely, the time has come to focus less on Congressman Condit and more on the 99 other people police have identified who might be as helpful in providing information that could find Chandra.

The 99 other people to whom they refer are the people that the police say are among the 100 that have been interviewed. Those, we're told by police sources, include a large number who were in the exercise club where Chandra Levy was last seen, as she canceled her membership, on April 30. Others have been colleagues and friends, both here and in Washington.

In any case, that's the statement. Not a direct response to the request for a polygraph test, but just something that they understand that the police have satisfied with the questions and the answers they have gotten from Congressman Condit.

KAGAN: Bob, that would sound like a thanks, but no thanks, that they don't plan on doing that right now.

FRANKEN: I think only a no thanks.

KAGAN: Bob Franken, in Washington, thank you.

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