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"What do you remember?"
"I remember...I see a scene somewhere on the grounds of the hotel, and but nothing about why it came up."
"Are you sure the statement—"Isn't it nice to have brokers who tell you those things"—is one Ms. Stewart made? Or was it something you thought?"
"It's fair to say I don't know if it was a statement Martha made or if it was a thought in my mind," she echoes quickly.
Apparently in her testimony to the SEC, Pasternak claimed to be uncertain as to the origin of the comment. Now she's returning to that claim—at least for the duration of Morvillo's cross.
When Schachter redirects, she balks a bit.
"Do you recall telling the government your best recollection?"
"I recall telling the government that if I had to make my best recollection, I'd say Martha said it."
"Is that still your testimony?"
Something shifts in my periphery—it's Martha, taking a giant swig from her green tea bottle.
"Yes. My best belief is that Martha said it." Round three.
Morvillo recrosses, "But you're not sure Martha said it?"
"I remember, all I remember is looking at Martha, seeing her face, as those words appeared in a stream."
"In a stream?" Morvillo asks.