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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:40 PM
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Ex-pages surveyed in Foley probe
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:41 PM by helderheid

By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers, following a request from the House ethics committee, are surveying aides and former House pages to find out if any of them had knowledge of ex-Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record)'s inappropriate conduct toward male pages.


Charlie Keller, spokesman for Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla., said she contacted two pages before receiving the committee request and asked if they were aware of inappropriate behavior from Foley, any other lawmaker or staff members. Both said they were not.

Aides for other House members reported similar results Monday.

The ethics committee leaders, in a letter to all House members, asked them to contact current and former pages they sponsored to learn whether any of them had "inappropriate communications or interactions" with Foley or any other House member.

The ethics panel, formally known as the Committee on Standards and Official Conduct, also directed lawmakers to cast a wide net and ask aides what they might have heard about improper approaches by Foley or others to pages before revelations about his sexually explicit Internet messages surfaced last month. Foley resigned Sept. 29.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for Kirk Fordham, Foley's former chief of staff, said Monday his client could testify before the committee as early as this week. Fordham has said he informed House Speaker
Dennis Hastert's staff in 2003 about Foley's inappropriate messages to pages.

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Homer12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:44 PM
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1. Sorry, but the title to this is funny (i.e. Foley and Probeing!)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:52 PM
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3. *snort* I didn't make the connection!
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:52 PM
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2. This is a good idea.
Big picture. Do the 5 or 8 (or however many) we've heard that Foley approached amount to 2% of the total, and that's the extent of the problem--or have we just heard from the bravest (or most easily duped) 8 (or whatever), while actually he hit on 80%.

Wrong is wrong, but it's silly to think that numbers don't matter.
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