Congressman Gary Condit broke a four-month silence last week to give PEOPLE a 90-minute interview -- his first magazine interview since the mysterious May 1 disappearance of former Washington intern Chandra Levy, 24. Condit, 53, was alternately cool and nervous, stony and impassioned during his interview, which was not attended by his wife, Carolyn, 53. She attended only a photo session with her husband, at which she appeared frail and uneasy, smiling tentatively at Gary as he placed an arm around her. During the Q&A, which took place in a private Beverly Hills home and serves as the cover story for the latest issue of PEOPLE, Condit was often parsimonious with his responses and left a trail of unanswered questions, particularly on the subject of Levy, whom he called "a good friend." As to the details of their alleged affair, he was often terse and dismissive, and he outright bridled when queried about the repeated suggestions by Chandra's parents, Susan and Bob Levy, that he is withholding information about their daughter's disappearance. "They don't have any reason to be suspicious of me. I would never do anything to harm Chandra," he said. "And I think it's unfair when they make reference to maybe I had something to do with the disappearance . . . Next to them and their family, I'm probably hoping to find Chandra more than anyone else." Click here
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