Apparently House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a crew of GOP leaders and aides knew of Foley’s inappropriate conduct as early as last fall, when aides referred the matter to authorities. According to the aides, they were only aware that the messages were “over-friendly”.... Hmmmm, when was the last time you reported a colleague to the authorities for being “over-friendly”?
Oct 1, 8:00 AM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP leaders admit their offices have known for months that a Florida Republican congressman was sending inappropriate e-mails to a boy who had worked as a page in the House of Representatives.
The office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who earlier said he’d learned about the e-mails only last week, acknowledged that aides referred the matter to the authorities last fall. They said they were only told the messages were “over-friendly.”