Why Smith Can't Recant
They've got him on tape
By Timothy Noah
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at 11:32 AM PT
article may be found at-- http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/press-953.html
A taped interview with a Kalamazoo radio station virtually proves that Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich,
has morphed from a whistleblower into an uncooperative witness in a potential bribery investigation. ...
Until this past Thursday, Smith stood by his accusations, but declined to identify the person (or persons) he was accusing,
except to say that it wasn't Hastert, Thompson, or Majority Leader Tom DeLay ...
Smith backed off on Dec. 4, just as he was starting to feel some heat from the growing prospect of a Justice
department investigation ...