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It's a stress test... (10.32)

Foley: Ah, there's someone, uh, I need you to see. George Minchak.

Chuck: Okay.

Foley: She vets all of my candidates. You want her to know everything. It's a stress test.

Chuck: Yeah.

Foley: We prepare for what the opposition will use.

Chuck: I'm not really sure I'm entirely comfortable with that.

Foley: My last candidate who did not use her [exhales] was Spitzer.

Chuck: I'll fit her right in.

Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is a retired American politician, attorney, and educator. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 54th Governor of New York from 2007 until 2008. Spitzer worked as an attorney in private practice with several New York law firms before becoming attorney general, where he worked for six years as a prosecutor with the office of the Manhattan district attorney. He was then elected to two four-year terms as the Attorney General of New York, serving from 1999 to 2006. He was elected Governor of New York and served as the 54th Governor of New York, from January 1, 2007, until his resignation on March 17, 2008, in the midst of a prostitution scandal.

The New York Times reported that Spitzer had patronised a high-priced escort service called Emperors Club VIP and met for two hours with a $1,000-an-hour call girl. This information originally came to the attention of authorities from a federal wiretap. During a six month span, Spitzer had at least seven or eight liaisons with women from the agency and paid more than $15,000. According to published reports, investigators alleged that Spitzer paid up to $80,000 for prostitutes over a period of several years while he was attorney general, and later as governor. Spitzer first drew the attention of federal investigators when his bank reported suspicious money transfers under the anti-money laundering provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act and the Patriot Act. The resulting investigation was triggered by the belief that Spitzer might have been hiding bribe proceeds and led to the discovery of the prostitution ring. In the wake of the revelations, Spitzer announced on March 12, 2008, that he would resign his post as governor at noon on March 17, 2008, amid threats of his impeachment by state lawmakers.