By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 20, 2002 01:00 PM
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Tuesday may be Martha Stewart’s big news day. Kenneth Johnson, a spokesman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, tells New York’s Daily News that attorneys for the diva of domesticity, 61, have promised to turn over documents that the probers have demanded about her ImClone stock trading. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, the paper reports. “(They) assured us that they will turn over all of the documents that we have requested by the close of business,” Johnson tells the News. He added that his committee would carefully review all the documents Stewart provides before deciding whether to call her as a witness in the ongoing investigation of possible insider trading related to the biotech stock. Stewart dumped nearly 4,000 shares of ImClone last December, the day before the government turned thumbs down to the company’s cancer drug. The stock price subsequently plunged. A Stewart spokeswoman declined comment to the News about the Tuesday deadline and the documents, and when approached by a News reporter in Easthampton, N.Y., where she maintains one of her several residences, Stewart said, “I’m not talking. I’m not talking.” The News described her as “haggard-looking” and “wearing a matching dark brown top and pants and light brown shoes.”