FROM Joe Strupp
Should News Media Make Public DC Madam's Client List? An alleged madam has caused a furor in Washington, DC by claiming she has 46 pounds of telephone invoices proving that high-level officials have used services she claims were entirely legal. Deborah Jeane Palfrey 's given the list to ABC News , which says it includes "a Bush Administration economist, the head of a conservative think tank, a prominent CEO, several lobbyists and a handful of military officials." Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias resigned last week, revealing he was a client. In the midst of TV ratings sweep, ABC says it will have a report on Friday. Will the Washington press corps release their names? Joe Strupp is senior editor at Editor and Publisher , which reports on the newspaper industry.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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