Sen. Feinstein’s ‘Endorsement’ of Demirchian Also Forged

GLENDALE–As we reported yesterday–the Yerevan-based ‘Aravot’ daily newspaper published in its March 12 issue images of two letters–allegedly from California Governor Gray Davis and US Senator Dianne Feinstein–endorsing the candidacy of Stepan Demirchian for the Armenian presidency.

Today–Senator Feinstein’s spokesman–Howard Gantman–spoke to Asbarez and confirmed that the letter purported to be from the Senator is a "complete forgery."

"It’s outrageous that somebody would do something like this," Gantman’said. "We don’t have details yet on to who forged it–[and] why they forged it."

Gantman’said the Senator’s office is conducting further inquiries into the matter.

As we reported yesterday–Governor Gray Davis’s press secretary–Steve Maviglio–having reviewed the printed image of the letter allegedly written by the governor–told Asbarez that it is a "total forgery–[a] total fabrication."

The Governor’s office has forwarded the issue to legal counsel for review–and though Maviglio stated that it is early to talk about legal action–he did not rule it out–saying "it’s entirely possible."

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