Hastert Issues Preliminary Report on Ex-Rep Foley's Improper Email Exchanges

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 30, 2006

  • Roll Call, September 29, 2006: “Foley Interviewed About Page Last Year; Democrats Not Told – Ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who resigned Friday after reports of his improper communications with a former male House page were made public, was interviewed about some of those contacts by the chairman of the House Page Board and the then-Clerk of the House last year.”
  • “Following is the full text of the release issued Saturday [September 30, 2006] by Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (Ill.) office regarding events leading up to Rep. Mark Foley’s (R-Fla.) resignation.
    INTERNAL REVIEW OF CONTACTS WITH THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER REGARDING THE CONGRESSMAN MARK FOLEY MATTER
    On Friday, September 29, the Speaker directed his Chief of Staff and Outside Counsel to conduct an internal review to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding contact with the Office of the Speaker regarding the Congressman Mark Foley matter. The following is their preliminary report.” [Link to full text]

  • Press release: “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) calls upon the House of Representatives to appoint an outside counsel to investigate the House leadership’s role in covering up Rep. Mark Foley’s (R-FL) inappropriate email exchanges with a sixteen-year-old former House page.”
  • House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
  • The Hill: “Foley, who served on the Ways and Means Committee, also chaired the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus.” [note: the caucus website is currently offline]
  • Joint Statement from Speaker Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader John Boehner and Majority Whip Roy Blunt on the Congressman Mark Foley Matter, September 20, 2006
  • CNN: Foley in alcoholism treatment center, October 2, 2006
  • AP: FBI Examining Foley’s E-Mail to Teens, October 2, 2006
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