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Report: S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye bows before addressing the nation over a  "heartbreaking" scandal at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. South Korean prosecutors are likely to question Park over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes, state-run Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, Nov. 13. (Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye bows before addressing the nation over a "heartbreaking" scandal at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. South Korean prosecutors are likely to question Park over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes, state-run Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, Nov. 13. (Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, people watch a TV screen showing the live broadcast of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's address to the nation on a "heartbreaking" scandal, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul. South Korean prosecutors are likely to question Park over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes, state-run Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, people watch a TV screen showing the live broadcast of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's address to the nation on a "heartbreaking" scandal, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul. South Korean prosecutors are likely to question Park over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes, state-run Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)  (The Associated Press)

South Korea's Yonhap news agency is quoting prosecutors as saying they will likely question President Park Geun-hye (PAHK GOON HEH) over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes.

If would be the first time that a sitting president has been questioned by prosecutors.

Yonhap quoted a Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office official as saying Sunday that the questioning is most likely to take place later this week.