Congressman urged to take lie detector test

A US Congressman who admitted having an affair with an intern who is now missing should take a lie detector test, her family say.

A US Congressman who admitted having an affair with an intern who is now missing should take a lie detector test, her family say.

Susan Levy urged Gary Condit ‘‘take the polygraph test and to help us find our daughter and bring her home, back to us alive and unhurt.

‘‘I’m not accusing anybody of anything but I think there is truth out there and someone knows the truth.’’

Chandra Levy, 24, was last seen in Washington DC on April 30.

Over the weekend, 53-year-old Condit, in his third interview with police and the FBI, told investigators for the first time that he had a relationship with Levy.

In Washington, Condit’s lawyer Abbe Lowell said the congressman has co-operated with police and was willing to give them access to his apartment.

Mr Lowell said Condit was ready to give investigators telephone and mobile phone records and would make his staff available for questioning.

‘‘The congressman will provide whatever additional information or material he can to police,’’ Mr Lowell said.

If police asked about a lie detector test he would discuss it with Condit, but he expressed doubt about the general usefulness of polygraphs.

The Levys’ lawyer Billy Martin said at a Washington news conference that the missing woman’s family had specific questions for Condit.

Martin said he had written to Condit’s lawyer asking about the congressman’s relationship with Levy, including when he last saw her, how they met and the nature of the relationship.

Earlier, in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live, Martin said Condit’s credibility was ‘‘suspect’’ but the family was not accusing him of anything.

‘‘We have no information, no evidence at all to say that Congressman Condit has done anything wrong,’’ Martin said. ‘‘What’s troubling to the family is that he’s not been helpful.’’

Washington police have said Condit is not a suspect in Levy’s disappearance.

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