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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 02:57 PM
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5. Well, there was a considerable difference in who knew what when
Kolbe: My Spokeswoman Is A Liar (Or I Am)
By Paul Kiel - October 10, 2006, 1:08 PM

Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) released a statement giving his "best recollection" of the Foley incident back in 2000, that's at odds with key details of an earlier statement given by his own press secretary.

For starters, Kolbe spokeswoman Korenna Kline told The Washington Post that the congressman had personally confronted Foley about his inappropriate exchanges. Kolbe now says he merely "recommended" that the page's complaint "be passed along to Rep. Foley's office and the Clerk who supervised the Page program." (Kolbe's full statement is after the jump.)

Kline also told the WaPo that the page had showed the offending messages to Kolbe. In his statement, Kolbe denies ever seeing the messages. (A source told the WaPo that the messages, which have not been released, were "sexually explicit.")

The congressman gave no explanation for why his version of events contradicts that of his spokeswoman. Kolbe also implies now that this really wasn't his problem, since "the young man was no longer a Page and not subject to the jurisdiction of the program....

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