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The White House Was Involved In The Prostitution Scandal Before It Wasn't

ABC's much anticipated "20/20" report last night on the DC Madam scandal was a dud to say the least. Last week Brian Ross said: [media

abc-ross.jpg ABC's much anticipated "20/20" report last night on the DC Madam scandal was a dud to say the least. Last week Brian Ross said:

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"There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers, and there are people there at the Pentagon, lobbyists, others at the White House, prominent lawyers — a long, long list.

But last night on "20/20," Ross completely reversed course and said:

As usually is the case in Washington, much of it is dull. There are no members of Congress we can find in these phone numbers, no White House officials. Quite frankly, but for the few exceptions, most of the men on this list just aren't newsworthy.

What accounts for that sudden shift? A week ago the White House was involved, but now they're not? The last thing I want is anyone falsely accused of anything, but how did an extra week with the phone records lead Ross to conclude that people who he last week said were involved no longer aren't? That's just weird if you ask me.

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