Larry Craig on Tape
C&L has the audio of the police interview with Craig after his arrest. Near the end he starts using that favorite and all encompassing Neo-con response, “I don’t recall…..”
CRAIG: Did we bump? Ah, you said so, I don’t recall that, but apparently we were close. OFFICER: Yeah, we’ll your foot did touch mine, on my side of the stall. CRAIG: All right. OFFICER: Okay, And then with the hand. Um, how many times did you put your hand under the stall? CRAIG: I don’t recall. I remember reaching down once. There was a piece of toilet paper back behind me and picking it up. OFFICER: Okay. Was your palm down or up when you were doing that? CRAIG: I don’t recall. OFFICER: Okay. I recall your palm being up. Okay.
Craig insists that his hand showed under the stall wall because he was trying to pick up a piece of paper off the floor. (yuck! who would do that in a public toilet?) He further insists that it was his right hand (closest to the cops stall) even though the officer saw his gold ring and his left thumb. Craig won’t give up and finally, with the best line of the interview the officer says,
“Embarrassing, embarrassing. No wonder why we’re going down the tubes. Anything to add?”
Some of the audio may be unclear. Here is the full transcript.
Update: Nolocontendre has the transcript of a 40 year old professional man who claims to have had oral sex with Craig in 2004.