It's not clear why 24-year-old Chandra Levy disappeared after completing an internship in Washington. And it's not clear whether her married lover, Rep. Gary Condit, had anything to do with her disappearance.
But it is clear that Condit abused his position of public trust. First he exploited an impressionable young woman less than half his age. Then he and his staff repeatedly lied about the relationship, casting a cloud of confusion over a police investigation. It took him two months and three sessions with the cops to come clean