The full text of a written statement released from the camp of Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., regarding his decision to offer a televised interview to ABC:
From day one, Congressman Condit has cooperated with law enforcement authorities on the Chandra Levy investigation. He will respond publicly this week to questions regarding her tragic disappearance. On Thursday night, Auguest 23, 2001, Congressman Condit will sit down with Connie Chung in an ABC televised interview. He also will communicate directly with his constituents and speak with other media. The Congressman has fully responded to all questions put to him by law enforcement authorities trying to find Ms. Levy. He can now address in a public forum the issues that have been raised over the past three months.