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More Accusations Against Larry Craig

Jim Burroway

December 2nd, 2007

The Idaho Statesmen this morning reports on four gay men who are willing to publicly state that they have had a sexual relationship with Idaho Sen. Larry Craig. The four — David Phillips, Mike Jones, Greg Ruth, and Tom Russell — are coming forward after having been by Craig’s August 27, denials, when he said, “I am not gay, I never have been gay.” The Statesman has posted audio clips of interviews with the four on their web site in addition to the printed in-depth stories from each of the four. A fifth man who does not want to be named said Craig solicited him at Denver International Airport in 2006. Are the stories credible?

…[T]he new evidence is not definitive. There are no videos, no love letters, no voice messages. Like [three un-named accusers] last August, they are he-said, he-said allegations about a man seeking discreet sex from partners whom he counted on to never tell.

But the Statesman’s investigation, which included reviews of travel and property records and background checks on all five men, found nothing to disprove the five new accounts. The men offer telling and sometimes similar details about what happened, or the senator’s travel records place him in the city where sex is alleged to have occurred, or his accusers told credible witnesses at the time of the incident.

Update: Sen. Craig has issued a statement in response.

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Patrick
December 3rd, 2007 | LINK

And this is the same Mike Jones who outed Pastor Ted Haggard in Colorado. Apparently his escort service was bringing in some very high profile individuals!

Jason
December 3rd, 2007 | LINK

I was wondering if this was the same man, does anyone have confirmation on that?

Patrick
December 3rd, 2007 | LINK

All the news reports I’ve seen are indicating that.

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