Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Growing Mark Foley Scandal

The scandal surrounding the sudden resignation of Mark Foley has quickly spread to the question of what the GOP leadership knew and when did it know it. The Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call is working on it:
As of Saturday evening, nearly a dozen House GOP lawmakers and staffers have acknowledged that they knew of the initial batch of non-sexually explicit messages from Foley to a 16-year-old former House page, some of them for a year or more. These include Hastert; Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio); National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.); Reps. Rodney Alexander (La.) and John Shimkus (Ill.); Mike Stokke, the Speaker’s deputy chief of staff; Ted Van Der Meid, Hastert’s counsel; Paula Nowakowski, Boehner’s chief of staff; Jeff Trandahl, the former Clerk of the House; and another Hastert aide and Alexander’s chief of staff, according to public statements and GOP insiders.
TPM's Election Central has put together a timeline of the scandal, which still has some details that need to be filled in.


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