DC Madame to call clients to testify ...
April 30, 2007
ABC, via ThinkProgress:
ABC NewsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Brian Ross revealed tonight that the list of customers of an alleged Washington-based prostitution service includes White House and Pentagon officials as well as prominent attorneys.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ross said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And there are people there at the Pentagon, lobbyists, others at the White House, prominent lawyers Ã¢â‚¬â€ a long, long list.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ross added that the women who worked for the service, potentially as prostitutes, Ã¢â‚¬Å“include university professors, legal secretaries, scientists, military officers.Ã¢â‚¬ÂWhat? Women working for the service included college professors and scientists? Insert your own joke -- I'm not going there.
On Friday, Ross broke the news that U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias had frequented the escort service. Ross added new details to that story tonight, recounting how he asked Tobias in a telephone interview Ã¢â‚¬Å“if he knew any of the young women, their names. He said he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember them at all. He said it was like ordering pizza.Ã¢â‚¬Â Under President Bush, Tobias oversaw a program helping men in poor countries Ã¢â‚¬Å“develop healthy relationships with women.Ã¢â‚¬Â