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Larry Craig Blames the Cops

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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  • As he fought to have his guilty plea overturned, stall-cruising Senator Larry Craig was essentially claiming that the cops confused him about his rights and made him confess. "Senator Craig panicked and chose to plead to a crime he did not commit," his attorney Thomas M. Kelly writes in a legal argument filed in Minnesota court. "Senator Craig waved all these constitutional rights in a moment of panic, and chose to plead guilt to a crime he did not commit based in part on the law enforcement officer's inaccurate statements that doing so would ensure that the illegible actions would not be made public." (Pages 17-25 are the good parts of the document) startribune.com

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