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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:31 PM
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’05 Meeting Could Clarify G.O.P. Role in Foley Case
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 — For all the questions and curiosities, for all the contradictions and inconsistencies in the tale of Mark Foley, the investigation into how Republicans handled concerns about his conduct may hinge on what transpired on a fall afternoon last year, when a private meeting was hastily convened in his office.

Jeff Trandahl, the clerk of the House, and Representative John Shimkus, an Illinois Republican who leads the board overseeing the Congressional page program, had come from the House floor to confront Mr. Foley, a Republican congressman from Florida, about reports that he had been exchanging e-mail messages with a Louisiana teenager who had worked as a page on Capitol Hill.

What took place at this meeting — only four people were present, none of them Democrats — holds the answers to at least some of the pertinent questions in the case of Mr. Foley, who resigned abruptly from Congress late last month after learning that a series of sexually explicit messages had landed in the hands of ABC News.

“It was a brief meeting,” said a senior Republican Congressional aide who was familiar with the session and spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter was under investigation. “Looking back, it was probably far too brief of a meeting.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/09/washington/09foley.ht...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:49 PM
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1. an '05 meeting to discuss a problem that people knew about in 03?
No way to spin it .... people knew and there was a cover up.
The meeting had no dems so it had a political agenda too.
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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:44 AM
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6. 03?? they knew about it in '00, according to the Post.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:45 AM by leQ
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:38 AM
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2. what a bunch of losers
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:53 AM
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3. Who is Elizabeth Nicolson?
an earlier post by me, trying to keep it all together

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:14 AM
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4. If that first batch of email from back in Nov 05
was no big deal then why were they sent to at least 3 media outlets and the Congressional leadership? It was a big enough deal that all these people were talking about it but oddly they all reached the same conclusion? That these email were no big deal and were to be ignored.

Funny, if the Repugs dealt with this problem in 2005, it wouldn't be an election issue now.

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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:01 AM
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5. and if Congress had been allowed to break for this recess without this
ever coming up, they would have STILL been covering it up. Someone within their own party did not want them to get away with it it. That seems clear.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:29 PM
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7. No democrats and not further questions from the M$M - Korea anyone?
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