March 12th, 2008
10:12 AM ET
7 years ago

Aides: Spitzer to resign, press conference at 11:30 a.m. ET

 Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized for a personal indiscretion Tuesday, but did not elaborate.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized for a personal indiscretion Tuesday, but did not elaborate.

ALBANY, New York (CNN) - Gov. Eliot Spitzer will resign Wednesday, his aides said, as the New York governor faces allegations - but no charges - that he is tied to an international high-dollar prostitution ring ensnared in a federal probe.

Spitzer is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. ET. The news conference will be aired on CNN TV and CNN.com Live.

A top legislative staffer said Tuesday that aides to Spitzer and the state's lieutenant governor had begun planning for a possible transition.

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  1. Darren

    Maya- you're delusional if you think of Hillary as no risk or unknown. she is constantly having things pop up about her current and past dealings. that includes personal life.

    March 12, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Bulldogs32

    What is so wrong about how CNN is covering Hillary Clinton or any other political candidate? They tell what the facts are as they happen. If a lot of those facts happen to be negative then that is because the candidate has said or did something to bring those facts to light. The whining about her being picked on more than another candidate because she is a woman is pompous and not at all reflective of the reporting of the news networks.

    March 12, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. DANA

    Solicitation of sex for money is illegal. Who paid for it, was it a federal crime?Those are all questions in Spitzer's case.

    Bill Clinton fooled around on his wife, not illegal.It was Bill's testimony that got him impeached, not the act itself.

    March 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  4. AJ

    This man had everything, respect, power, position. He chose to throw it away into the arms of a prostitute. Loyalty and faithfulness to ones spouse is the measure of a man. I am proud to be a man who loves my spouse and has loved him for 15 years and showed him the respect of fidelity. But for the grace of god – the rest of us could have chosen the road that Spitzer did. It's just sad.

    March 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. RealityKing

    Young Interns yes
    Professionals no

    Got it now Eliot??

    March 12, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  6. M.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish!

    March 12, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  7. Marc

    With today's political climate, I would venture they're attacking this guy because he's white.

    March 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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