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Spitzer / Prostitution Scandal / A Discussion #887584

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the fall from grace of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer introduced.

(New York: Jason Carroll) Allegations Spitzer was involved with a prostitution ring operating out of Washington, DC, examined; details given about the Emperors Club VIP, what "Client-9" did in ordering a prostitute to meet him at the Mayflower Hotel on February 13 and his career of busting prostitution rings during his terms as state attorney general. [SPITZER - says he has violated his family obligations; apologizes to his family and the public.] Whether Spitzer will be charged and whether there were more than one encounter discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and "New York" magazine Steve Fishman† about the legal dimension of the Spitzer case. [Via phone, TOOBIN - talks about Spitzer; comments on the law and what he would have to do to stay in office.] [DERSHOWITZ - says Spitzer will likely not face federal charges Under the Mann Act and it is a state misdemeanor; states too much is being made about this matter; opposes using law to leverage people out of office.] [In studio, FISHMAN - says he will have to resign; characterizes Spitzer.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who is legally blind and an African American, listed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Carroll, Jason

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