Not since Sandy Berger have socks figured so prominently in a major Washington scandal. It appears that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have been fingered by Republican political operative Roger Stone. Strangely, Stone’s lawyer cited the fact that Spitzer never took off his knee high socks during a sexual encounter as a key factual element to prove the accuracy of the source.
The Miami Herald is reporting that Stone dropped the dime on Spitzer in a letter from counsel to the FBI. The newspaper quotes the Nov. 19th letter as saying: ”The governor has paid literally tens of thousands of dollars for these services. It is Mr. Stone’s understanding that the governor paid not with credit cards or cash but through some pre-arranged transfer.”
The socks were the key to credibility: ”It is also my client’s understanding from the same source that Gov. Spitzer did not remove his mid-calf length black socks during the sex act. Perhaps you can use this detail to corroborate Mr. Stone’s information,” the letter said.
The lawyer suggested that Stone learned the information from “a social contact in an adult-themed club.”
Stone confirmed details of the letter, saying a high-end call girl at an adult-themed club called Miami Velvet told him she was disappointed to have missed a call to entertain Spitzer. She said her friend had taken the call, and she described the details about the socks, Stone said. He referred The Miami Herald to his lawyer for comments.
Most of us do not have social contacts at adult-themed club, but then again Stone may now try to write off the lap dance costs as a business expense as a GOP operative since he acquired political dirt while attending the club.
Stone has long been seen as a shadowy figure with work in the 2000 presidential election in Miami-Dade, the Nixon White House, and the Al Sharpton presidential campaign.
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