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Audio of police interview airing on TV, net

MSNBC has obtained the audio of Sen. Larry Craig’s interview by the arresting officer at the Minneapolis airport, and has been playing it and discussing it on TV. They’ve also posted it online here. Early in the interview, Craig says to the officer, “You solicited me.” The officer advises Craig of his rights, and then asks Craig to tell his side of the story. Craig says, “Well, I go into the bathroom here, as I normally do – I’m a commuter through here. I sit down to go to the bathroom, and ah, you said our feet bumped. I believe they did, uh, because I reached down and scooted over, and, the next thing I knew, under the bathroom divider comes a card that says ‘Police.’ Now, um, (sigh) that’s about as far as I can take it, I don’t know of anything else. Your foot came toward mine, mine came towards yours, was that natural? I don’t know. Did we bump? Yes. I think we did. You said so. I don’t disagree with that.” Craig then adds, “I am not gay, I don’t do these kinds of things.”

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