The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae continues to distance itself from an escalating influence-peddling
Presidential Chief of Staff Lee Won-jong told lawmakers Friday he has no knowledge of a top confidant of President Park Geun-Hye ever visiting her in the presidential office.
Accusers of the president say she improperly used her influence to help longtime friend Choi Soon-sil raise substantial amounts of corporate money via the the controversial Mir and K-Sports foundations.
The chief of staff says the presidential office does not give much weight to the accusations, and has never held any formal meetings to deal with them.
Source: KBS World Radio