Combat Zone:Pat Robertson sues for libel

Pat Robertson sues for libel

The Rev. Pat Robertson tried his best to look unruffled, but the charge rankled. Did the famed televangelist, as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1951, ask his father, then a U.S. Senator from Virginia, to use his pull to help the young man avoid combat duty in Korea? After fielding reporters' questions about the allegation, Robertson last week launched a counterattack. He filed two libel suits for $35 million each in Washington federal court against his accusers, former Republican Congressman Paul McCloskey Jr. and Democratic Congressman Andrew Jacobs Jr. of Indiana. "I may become a candidate for President...

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