A. But if he did, it wouldn’t bother me.
Later in the interview, DeLay gave more details about the meeting. He said Ellis told him about the swap face to face in DeLay’s office. He told investigators that Ellis specifically told him the amount: $190,000.
After the tape was played, DeLay claimed he had misspoken, saying he was “inarticulate and clumsy.”
“Even if I knew about the deal, the deal is legal. So what’s the conspiracy?” he said.
DeLay’s defense has repeatedly argued that the money swap was legal, and that the $190,000 that went into the RNC was different from the $190,000 that came out.
Prosecutors expect to wrap their case Tuesday.