Paterson won't seek Kennedy 'leaker'

January 27, 2009 3:35:04 PM PST
New York Gov. David Paterson says he ordered his top aide to stop leaks from the governor's office, but he won't pursue the source of unsubstantiated personal accusations leaked about Caroline Kennedy after she abruptly withdrew from the field seeking appointment to the U.S. Senate. During a news conference Tuesday that included some reporters who know the identity of the anonymous source, Paterson said he wouldn't try to find out who released the unproven claims Kennedy had problems with taxes, payments to a nanny and press scrutiny of problems in her marriage.

He wouldn't respond when asked if he would submit his top staffers to a lie detector test.

On Monday, Paterson said he would love to know who leaked the information, but hadn't yet found out.


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