ABC has obtained a list of "thousands of names" of clients of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.
"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..."By refusing to accept the plea bargain offered to her, escort service owner Deborah Jeane Palfrey is going to trial and naming names. She is scheduled to appear Monday in U.S. District Court and will be interviewed by ABC’s 20/20 on May 4. She is the subject of a front-page story in the Sunday Washington Post.
-Brian Ross, ABC News
Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias, the so-called "AIDS Czar" - the Bush administration official charged with combating worldwide prostitution just resigned because of his fetish for prostitutes. Tobias oversaw a controversial policy advocated by the religious right that required any US-based group receiving anti-AIDS funds to take an anti-prostitution “loyalty oath.”
It will be interesting to see how many more Republicans this scandal takes down - a real great image for the 'party of family values' that went after Bill Clinton, impeaching him for lying about an affair when he had a 68% approval rating, and because of his leadership, America was in much better shape than it is now.