Thursday, October 05, 2006
Hastert Was Warned About Foley Two Years Ago, GOP Aide Says
Hastert is toast!....and he's probably not the only one.
ABC News: Hastert Was Warned About Foley Two Years Ago, GOP Aide Says:
Oct. 4, 2006 — Despite claims by senior congressional aide Kirk Fordham that he notified House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office more than two years ago about possible inappropriate contact between former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., and underage congressional pages, the Speaker's office insists it did nothing wrong in the way it handled the investigation.
That never happened,' Hastert spokesman Ron Bonjean told ABC News.
But Fordham, who resigned as Foley's chief of staff to work for another member of the GOP leadership, Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., said that as far back as 2003, Hastert's chief of staff, Scott Palmer, had been told that Foley was too friendly with pages. According to Fordham, Palmer spoke to Foley about the matter.