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Spitzer may have lied in dismissing role in records disclosure

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The Associated Press reports that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have lied to federal investigators about his role in…

The Associated Press reports that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have lied to federal investigators about his role in the disclosure of a political rival’s travel records.

A former aide to Spitzer has apparently told federal investigators that Spitzer vehemently ordered him to leak the records, which allegedly show that Republican state Sen. Joseph Bruno used a state-owned aircraft to attend a Republican fund-raiser. Spitzer resigned in disgrace last month after it became public that the FBI was investigating his involvement in a prostitution ring.

Spitzer apparently told investigators he had little if any role in the disclosure of the records. However, Spitzer’s former aide said the former Democratic governor was "spitting mad" in ordering him to disclose the records and telling the aide to "shove it up [Bruno’s] (expletive) with a red-hot poker."