Vicki Gowler: We Didn't Promise Craig Anything

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Idaho Statesman editor Vicki Gowler says U.S. Sen. Larry Craig is misrepresenting her paper's investigation of his sexuality.

Gowler released a statement in response to Craig's interview with KTVB Channel 7.

"...We asked for the documentation that the senator mentioned to prove he had never had sex with another man. We never received those documents in a form we could use," Gowler said.

Here's her statement in full:

"The Idaho Statesman did not report a story based on a rumor by a blogger, as did at least four other Idaho media and several national media last fall. Instead, our reporter spent about five months pursuing the truth.

"He did not have to spread the rumor; it was widely known. Our investigation included an indepth interview with a credible source, a professional Washington, D.C., man who described having sex with the senator in a men’s restroom at Union Station, an incident similar to the one for which the senator was arrested, pled guilty and then hid from his wife, his staff, his colleagues and his constituents.

"We also never told the senator the story would not be written unless there was an incident. After last May’s interview, we asked for the documentation that the senator mentioned to prove he had never had sex with another man. We never received those documents in a form we could use."

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