DeLay Queries Go To Thatcher's Office

Bloomberg News
Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Staff members for Margaret Thatcher, Britain's former prime minister, have been questioned in a probe of Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), who is charged with criminal conspiracy regarding corporate political donations, her office said.

"An approach was made to her office to clarify certain points regarding a meeting with Congressman DeLay," said her spokesman, Mark Worthington.

Thatcher, 79, met DeLay in May 2000, the period in which the alleged conspiracy occurred. "He was paying a courtesy call as the Republican leader in Congress," Worthington said. Police have not spoken to Thatcher, he said, and to suggest she was being investigated is "a nonsense story."

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