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CNN airs audio recording of the police officer's interview with Sen. Larry Craig...

On the tape, you can hear Craig and the officer arguing about what occurred.

The officer repeatedly says that Craig isn't telling the truth, and says he's "disappointed" with Craig.

Craig, sounding nervous and flustered, says he's not gay and that he felt the officer was trying to entrap him.

"You're going to get out of here, you're going to have to pay a fine and that will be it," the officer tells Craig at one point, adding that he had no plans to "call the media" about what had happened.

Excerpts from what Craig said:

"I don't do those things...Absolutely not. I don't seek activity in bathrooms...I'm a respectable person and I don't do these kind of..."

UPDATE

The two end up clashing over whether Craig slid his wedding-band-ringed hand under the stall, with the officer doing most of the questioning, police Sgt. Dave Karsnia, seemingly becoming exasperated as Craig denies doing so.

"I just, I just, I guess, I guess I'm gonna say I'm just disappointed in you sir. I'm just really am. I expect this from the guy that we get out of the hood. I mean, people vote for you."

"Yes they do," Craig responds.

"Unbelievable. Unbelievable," Karsnia responds.

Moments later, the officer again states that Craig's left hand swept under the stall.

"I saw it with my own eyes," he says.

"All right, you saw something that didn't happen," Craig responds.

"Embarrassing, embarrassing," Karsnia says, seemingly dumbfounded by Craig's denial. "No wonder why we're going down the tubes."

Moments later, the interview ended.


ABC News has posted a transcript of the recording here.

And here's the audio itself from MSNBC.




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