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Spitzer / Sex Scandal / A Discussion #890417

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The new developments in the sex scandal around New York Governor Eliot Spitzer introduced.

(New York: Jason Carroll) The revelations about Spitzer's involvement with a prostitution ring examined; details given about the money he spent for sex and how Lt. Gov. David Paterson would succeed Spitzer if he resigns. [New York state assembly minority leader Jim TEDISCO†, Sabin Commodities Andrew SABIN†, MAN - comment on Spitzer.] The prospects for Spitzer making a deal before resigning discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, "In Session" anchor Lisa Bloom and CNN's Jeffrey Toobin about the Spitzer case. [DERSHOWITZ - says Spitzer should fight this and not resign because it is a private family matter unless he used public funds; comments on the partisan politics in New York state and in this case.] [In studio, BLOOM - says Spitzer is being hypocritical and behaved in an illegal manner; comments on the possible federal charges re: the transfer of money.] [From Hawaii, TOOBIN - outlines what Spitzer and the prosecutors want at this time; comments on how the Mann Act is used.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Carroll, Jason

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