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UNITED STATES SENATE
Select Committee on E t h i c s

IN RE: ENSIGN INQUIRY
CONFIDENTIAL DEPOSITION OF
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hart Senate O f f i c e B u i l d i n g
S u i t e 220
REPORTED BY:

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Deposition of c a l l e d f o r
examination pursuant t o n o t i c e of d e p o s i t i o n , on
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, i n Washington, DC, a t the
Senate Select Committee on E t h i c s , Hart Senate
O f f i c e B u i l d i n g , S u i t e 220, at 10:04 a.m., before
a Notary Public w i t h i n and f o r the
D i s t r i c t of Columbia, when were present on b e h a l f of
the r e s p e c t i v e p a r t i e s :
ESQ.
ESQ.
ESQ.
Gates LLP
1601 K S t r e e t , NW
Washington, DC 20006-1600
202-778-9000
On behalf of Senate E t h i c s Committee
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1 APPEARANCES
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8 United States Senate Select
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9 On behalf of Senate E t h i c s Committee
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1 P R O C E E D I N G S
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4 was c a l l e d as a witness and, having f i r s t been d u l y
5 sworn, was examined and t e s t i f i e d as f o l l o w s :
6 EXAMINATION
BY
8 Q Good morning.
9 A Good morning.
10 Q The f i r s t order of business i n any
11 d e p o s i t i o n i n the United States Senate before any
12 committee i s t o advise you, the witness, of c e r t a i n
13 r i g h t s and o b l i g a t i o n s . This i s n ' t c r a f t e d j u s t f o r
14 you. This i s f o r every witness, so t h a t you
15 understand t h a t .
16 The Senate Select Committee on E t h i c s has
17 summoned you here today f o r the d e p o s i t i o n as a
18 witness i n connection w i t h the committee's
19 p r e l i m i n a r y i n q u i r y concerning Senator
2 0 John Ensign.
21. Our questions and your answers w i l l be
22 recorded by the c o u r t r e p o r t e r , and because t h i s i s
23 a d e p o s i t i o n before a l e g i s l a t i v e branch agency,
24 your statements today are s u b j e c t t o the False
25 Statements S t a t u t e , which i s Section 1001 of
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1 T i t l e X V I I I of the United States Code. And t h a t i s
2 a f e l o n y f o r g i v i n g a f a l s e statement t o a
3 l e g i s l a t i v e committee.
4 A d d i t i o n a l l y - , because t h i s i s a sworn
5 d e p o s i t i o n , your statements are a l s o subject t o the
6 p e n a l t y of p e r j u r y , b o t h under Section of the
7 Supplementary. Procedural Rules of the Select
8 Committee on E t h i c s , as w e l l as Section 1621 of
9 T i t l e X V I I I of the United States Code, as w e l l as
10 the O b s t r u c t i o n of J u s t i c e and the O b s t r u c t i o n of
11 Congress S t a t u t e , which i s 18 USC Section 1505.
12 Thus, you, nor any witness, may make any
13 i n t e n t i o n a l l y f a l s e statements or knowingly mislead
14 the committee through your answers today.
15 Also, I want t o l e t you know about some
16 r u l e s regarding the proceeding. Supplementary
17 Procedural Rule 8 d i c t a t e s s t r i c t on
18 our p a r t regarding the f a c t of t h i s d e p o s i t i o n and
19 a l l our statements made here today.
2 0 This r u l e does not govern your own
21 discussions of t h i s i n t e r v i e w . However, i t i s our
2 2 e x p e c t a t i o n and hope t h a t no witness w i l l e i t h e r
23 t a i l o r or coordinate h i s or her testimony based on
24 an e a r l i e r d e p o s i t i o n , and a l s o t h a t you would
2 5 r e f r a i n from d i s c u s s i n g your -- our questions and
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1 your answers w i t h anyone other than your a t t o r n e y .
2 Do you understand t h a t ?
3 A Yes.
4 Q A d d i t i o n a l l y , pursuant t o Supplementary
5 Procedural Rule 6, you are e n t i t l e d t o the
6 o p p o r t u n i t y t o inspect the t r a n s c r i p t of your
7 d e p o s i t i o n i n the committee's o f f i c e s and request
8 t h a t t r a n s c r i p t i o n e r r o r s be c o r r e c t e d . And o n l y
9 t r a n s c r i p t i o n e r r o r s . You can't change the
10 substance, obviously, of the d e p o s i t i o n .
11 I f you wish t o do t h i s , please have your
12 a t t o r n e y contact us. And as I p r e v i o u s l y advised
13 your a t t o r n e y , they should be promptly a v a i l a b l e .
14 We have discussed t h a t , and
15 i t ' s my understanding t h a t i s
16 probably now a v a i l a b l e f o r review.
18 And I would then hope t h a t
tomorrow by 9:00 t h a t
would be
That would be our
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8 Q F i n a l l y , i f a t any time you want t o take a
9 break, e i t h e r f o r j u s t bathroom purposes or t o t a l k
10 w i t h your a t t o r n e y , whatever, please l e t us know.
11 But we would p r e f e r i t i f you d i d not take a break
12 w h i l e a question i s pending.
13 We are not here and not i n the business of
14 t r y i n g t o , as they say i n the trade of c r i m i n a l
15 j u s t i c e , we're not t r y i n g t o set any p e r j u r y t r a p s
16 or t r i p up a witness. We want you t o have as much
17 i n f o r m a t i o n as p o s s i b l e and as much time as p o s s i b l e
18 t o answer questions and t h o u g h t f u l l y r e f l e c t upon
19 your answer before answering.
2 0 Do you understand a l l of t h i s ?
21 A I do.
22 ( E x h i b i t i d e n t i f i e d . )

24 Q I ' l l now show you what's been marked as
25 E x h i b i t w i t h today's date f o r today's
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1 I ' d ask you t o review t h a t document
2 and c o n f i r m f o r us t h a t i t i s a n o t i c e t h a t we sent
3 t o you t o appear today.
4 A Yes, i t i s .
5 Q Okay. And I t h i n k the best way t o proceed
6 would be t o s t a r t w i t h j u s t general background
7 i n f o r m a t i o n , i f you would, please, s i r .
8 A
9 Q I f you t e l l us your date of b i r t h .
11 Q And can you t e l l us a l i t t l e something
12 about your educational background a f t e r high school?
15 Q Okay. I n which state?
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Okay.
8 A To the best of my r e c o l l e c t i o n , yes.
Okay.



14 A l l r i g h t . I t h i n k we're going t o d r i v e
15 the c o u r t r e p o r t e r crazy i f we t a l k over each other.
16 A I'm sorry, I ' l l w a i t u n t i l you f i n i s h
17 before --
18 Q And I ' l l wait u n t i l you f i n i s h .
19 A Okay.
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1 Q Now, I c a l l e d i t a ledger, but i t ' s been
2 described t o me your by
3 as a check r e g i s t e r .
4 A
5 Q I s t h a t a f a i r c h a r a c t e r i z a t i o n of what

7 A I'm seeing i t f o r the f i r s t time. But
8 yes, okay.
9 Q So you are seeing t h i s f o r the f i r s t time?
10 A Yeah, l e t ' s Well, a c t u a l l y
11 showed me a copy of t h i s yesterday.
12 Q Okay. And i n l o o k i n g through t h a t , e i t h e r
13 yesterday or today, i s i t your impression t h a t t h i s
14 document f a i r l y or a c c u r a t e l y r e f l e c t s c r e d i t s ,
15 d e b i t s and the balance of the Ensign
16 A Yes.
17 Q Okay. I'm going t o ask you t o d i r e c t your
18 a t t e n t i o n t o c e r t a i n disbursements. I f y o u could go
19 t o page 4. And when I'm r e f e r e n c i n g page 4, I'm
2 0 r e f e r e n c i n g they're c a l l e d Bates stamps a t the
21 bottom of the page. I t says
22 A Okay.
2 3 Q So page 4. And t h a t ' s i f you look down,
24 check -~ where i t says "check number," t h a t column,
2 5 i t ' s 113 9, check number 113 9.
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8 Do you see t h a t ?
9 A Yes, I do.
13 A i t does.
14 Q Okay. And a l s o on the same page, i f you
15 look a t -- i t ' s e n t r y number 25, but here t h a t would
16 be -- I ' l l j u s t give you the check number -- 1133
for
A Yes.
Again,
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And who are
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1 Q Okay. And t h a t was i n the amount of
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4 Q A l l r i g h t . On the same page, e n t r y number
for


6 check number 1135.
7 A Uh-huh.
8 Q I t shows a disbursement on
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t h a t c o r r e c t ?
11 A Yes.
12 Q And do you t h i n k t h a t t h a t ' s a c c u r a t e l y
13 r e p r e s e n t i n g a disbursement t h a t was d i r e c t e d by you
14 i n t h a t month --
15 A Yes.
yes.
19 A Correct.
20 I'm assuming and you c o r r e c t me i f I'm
wrong --

2 5 assumption?
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And who are they,
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please?
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are Senator s

A That i s c o r r e c t .
Q Can you e x p l a i n why the disbursements f o r
Senator Ensign exceeded the
disbursements made t o |
by such a wide margin?
A Yes, I can.
Q I appreciate t h a t .
Q And i n way,
be a f a i r statement?
A Well, i n terms of
Would t h a t
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11 A I'm assuming i t ' s c o r r e c t , yes.
12 Q Okay. Assume f o r the purposes of today's
13 proceeding t h a t i t i s .
14 A Yes.
15 Q And assume t h a t the records r e f l e c t t h a t

18 A What year was t h a t ?
2 0 A
21 Q Would you l i k e t o see the records? We can
22 show them t o you.
2 3 A t h a t ' s a l l r i g h t . That's okay.
Q And i f you assume t h a t i n
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Q Okay. And then assume, i f you would, t h a t
Now, we know --we know t h a t obviously he
became a United States Senator i n 2 000 and t h a t he
was running f o r r e e l e c t i o n i n 2005 and was r e e l e c t e d
i n 2006. Just g i v i n g you t h a t p u b l i c s e r v i c e

THE WITNESS:
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3 A That is correct.
Q
Okay. I'd ask you to turn to page 8. On

5 page 8, line 44, and this is going to be a bit of a

6 challenge, but it's check number 1245.

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8 Q
Oh, no, that's not correct. Just a

9 minute. I'm sorry. Check number 1248.

10 A John

11 Q Right. And this is

12 okay?

13 A Okay.

14 Q
In reviewing this, does this confirm for

15 you that there was a disbursement made in MIN

16 John and
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18 A Yes. Yes, absolutely correct.

19 Q
I'm going to ask you on just a couple more

20 pages here. Page number 14.

21 A Okay.

22 Q
Check number 1368, which is entry 10, but

23 you probably can't see that number.

24 A Yes, I see it.


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2 A Uh-huh.

3 Q On
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6 A Yes, it does.
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10 Q
Thank you. Going now to page 19, entry 5.

11 And it's check number 1480. Does this confirm for

12 you that on
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14 A Yes.

15 Q Okay. Thank you We have -- we

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Okay. All right. 111111.11111111111111111
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Uh-huh.
22 A Yes.

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Okay. And I'm going to show you what's

24 been marked as 1111 Exhibit Number 3 for today's

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I'm sorry,
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22 Q
So why was a disbursement of do you
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Okay.
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THE WITNESS:

13 BY
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20 Q
And turning the page, we go to

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I see, okay.

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17 Q
Turning the page, in there is a

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Let's see, where is that number?

23 Q
It's column 8, second one down, and the

24 date of the check appears to have been on

25 A Oh, yeah.
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Okay. Thank you. Turning the page to
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10 A Where is it?

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It is on the first column, number.-- I

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mean the first line, the 15th column.

13 A Where?

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15 BY

16 Q
For

17 A Oh, that's back here. Hold on.

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don't recall. I really don't recall.

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Okay. Turning the page, in looking

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One more page. Do you see a check of

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Correct, okay. And also, there is a check

6 to It's on the second line,

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10 Q I note that it's next to again

11 so it's probably

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13 Q And then there is a check to


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Okay. Going to the next year -- or the

18 previous year, the next page, there is a check

19 to You can see it -- this

20 is done a little differently than the previous

21 pages. In the first column --

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Okay. Going back, we're going to turn

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4 A This page (indicating)?

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No, keep going. We're going earlier, to
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7 A Which one do I have? Oh, wait a minute.

8 Here we go.

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Yes. We're not asking you, again, about

10 people you've already identified. We're just trying

11 to identify people, not

12 A That's fine.

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14 In there is a check,
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17 looking at the year now?

18 : That's correct.

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Okay. Now we're coming to -- we're

19 changing the subject now, so if this is a time you'd

20 like to take a break, let me know, or if you want to

21 go forward.

22 A I don't need a break.

23 Q
Okay. Do you know

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18 A I think

19 I think. Again, I think. Probably shouldn't say.

20 I think. I'm not --

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22 A I'm not sure how they met.

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Understood. But you believe that it may

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Did -- the time that you met -- did

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You recall meeting first?

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soM came to your home over 20 years ago?

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Did there come a time and you believe

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23 A Oh, sure.

24 Q Okay. And prior to the events that

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Did you consider to be a

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Okay. And do you know, looking back,

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Not for many year -- oh, no. It was

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Well, maybe -- maybe it would be best if

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we just sort of go back and tell it in a narrative

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But you just tell me in your own words

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8 A I think it was after but I -- I

9 really don't know. I can't recall the year.

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Do you think it was after the first Senate

11 victory, like

12 A Yeah, I would think so, around that time

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But I -- I've never been in home, and I'm

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9 Depends on the vote schedule, I guess.

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then, during those weekday visits?
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8 Q To your knowledge, again, do you know from
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10 A No, I do not.
15 A No, I do not.
16 Q And you don't obviously, then, know where
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A I do not.
22 A No, I do not.
2 3 Q And again, that means you also do not know
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A I do
Okay.
I thought that was very early

THE WITNESS: No, I am not,
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1 A Yes, i t does.
2 Q And why does i t surprise you?
3 A Just -- I'm j u s t surprised.

A Sure, we'll provide
We'll make a l l that
available, as stated yesterday, when we receive the
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9 A A l l t o l d , yeah, I would think so. Just a
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Q Okay. Understood?
Let f i n i s h .
We've been going f o r over an
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THE WITNESS: Fine.

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A No, I do not
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Could i t have happened?
I guess i t could have, but I don't r e c a l l .
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I've got p r e t t y good r e c a l l .
I believe you do.
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A l l r i g h t .
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11 Q Let me show you what's been marked as
12 for f o r today's proceeding and ask
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14 i t i s and whether you've ever seen i t before.
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A Okay. A l l r i g h t .
A l l So I think on the same
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Sure
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8 A No. No, I never have.
9 Q I'm going to ask you to take your time
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11 A Okay. A l l r i g h t .
12 Q I f you'd l i k e to take a break and read
13 them i n the other room, you're welcome to do so.
14 A I can go through them quick.
15 Q Okay.
16 (Witness reviewed the document.)
17 Are you a l l done?
18 A A l l done.
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21 sure, sure. Absolutely.
22 A l l r i g h t , Go ahead.
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5 Now going to show you what we have
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13 Of course, sorry.

15 Q And I'm not going ask you to read the
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17 e n t i r e t y so that you would have the benefit of i t .
18 I f you want to read the journal entry, then
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2 0 no problem?
Please
22 Okay. Then we'll do t h a t .
You'll read the entry.
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12 A I've never spoken --
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18 don't we take another
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9 A Okay.
10 Q I s there anything t h a t we haven't covered
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13 i n q u i r y ?
16 Q And we thank you f o r your time.
17 There i s n o t h i n g e l s e . I t ' s
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19 I f we could do a 45-minute
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1 I HEREBY CERTIFY t h a t I have read t h i s
2 t r a n s c r i p t of my d e p o s i t i o n and t h a t t h i s t r a n s c r i p t
3 a c c u r a t e l y s t a t e s the testimony given by me, w i t h
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