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Posted on 10/12/2006 4:21:26 AM PDT by TexKat
A former aide to Florida congressman Mark Foley will go before investigators today.
Mark Foley's former chief of staff Kirk Fordham will testify today before the house ethics committee.
Fordham says he warned house speaker Dennis Hastert's staff three years ago of Foley's inappropriate conduct toward pages.
Hastert has denied knowing of Foley's conduct before the end of september and has said anyone involved in a coverup should lose their job.
Kirk Fordham, shown at a news conference on October 5, will testify he warned officials about former Rep. Mark Foley.
Fordham to testify he warned about Foley
POSTED: 9:47 p.m. EDT, October 11, 2006
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An ex-congressional aide will tell a House ethics panel Thursday that he delivered warnings about former Rep. Mark Foley to House Speaker Dennis Hastert's top aide years ago.
Kirk Fordham, who once served as Foley's chief of staff, plans to testify under oath that he warned more than one congressional official several times about Foley's inappropriate behavior with pages and that the warnings came much earlier than Republican leaders have reported.
A source familiar with his account of events told CNN that Fordham will say he notified Scott Palmer, Hastert's chief of staff, three or four years ago about a report that Foley had shown up drunk at the dormitory that houses the teenage messengers.
CNN was told by two sources familiar with Fordham's account and a third, independent source that Fordham maintains he arranged a meeting between Foley and Palmer about that report and accounts of other behavior Fordham found troubling.
Good Morning TexKat. Thanks for the ping...headed to read it.
Text of Kirk Fordham's remarks to AP By The Associated Press
Thu Oct 5, 9:03 AM ET
Text of remarks by Kirk Fordham, who resigned Wednesday as chief of staff to Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-N.Y., in an interview with The Associated Press. Fordham previously was chief of staff for ex-Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla.:
I've learned within the last few hours that unnamed sources have purported that I intervened on behalf of Congressman Foley to prevent a page board investigation. This is categorically false. At no point ever did I ask anyone to block any inquiries into Foley's actions or behavior. These sources know this allegation is false.
Having stepped down as Mr. Reynolds' chief of staff, I have no reason to state anything other than the facts. I have no congressman and no office to protect. I intend to fully cooperate with any and every investigation of Mr. Foley's conduct. At the same time, I will fully disclose to the FBI and the House ethics committee any and all meetings and phone calls I had with senior staffers in the House leadership about any of Foley's inappropriate activities.
The fact is, even prior to the existence of the Foley e-mail exchanges I had more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene when I was informed of Mr. Foley's inappropriate behavior. One of these staffers is still employed by a senior House Republican leader. Rather than trying to shift the blame on me, those who are employed by these House leaders should acknowledge what they know about their action or inaction in response to the information they knew about Mr. Foley prior to 2005.
Good Morning penelopesire!
More and more this looks like what they tried to do to Rove in the Plame Game. Now the target is Hastert.
While "Harry Reid's $1,100,000 profit on land he did not own" is buried on page 7 along with, "Federal Deficit falls to its lowest in 4 years", a Denture ad, and a huge Palais Royal ad....
lol...now you are not really surprised at that are you?
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Other than my new book deal.
So what is he saying here? I got fired so I'm going to spill the beans, whereas when I am employed, I will lie like a rug. Does anyone know whether Scott Palmer is a homosexual?
"Mark Foley's former chief of staff Kirk Fordham will testify today before the house ethics committee. Fordham says he warned house speaker Dennis Hastert's staff three years ago of Foley's inappropriate conduct toward pages."
----- My first question for Mr. Fordham: "you say that you tattled on the man you were working for three years ago, then why -- why -- why did you continue to work for him and for his re-election after that?".
Fordham looks down and to the left as he prepares another lie.
Fordham looks like a heavier John Mark Karr!!
Is Scott Palmer gay also??
I believe Mr Fordham may be a jealous lover.
Just because he's a middle-aged never married man who's lived with a male roommate for years and years doesn't make him gay... Didn't you see "Odd Couple"?
Why are Repubs shouldering all the blame?
What did Democrats know about Foley---and did Democrats withhold information to score political points?
Foley belonged to the close-knit Pink Powderpuff Club, and had a lot of "friends" up there on Capitol Hill. What kind of information were they sharing?
Specifically, what did Cong Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill) knew about Foley, and when did he know it? Rahm is Dem Cong Committee Chair.
As Dem Cong Committee Chair, did Rahm put young pages at risk, by holding back information to score political points?
It strains credulity to suggest Foley's activities were not known in small-town Washington where every "secret" is public knowledge and discussed 24/7.
Everybody knows who hangs out in "the club" bars and book stores on Dupont Circle.....that includes Democrat club members. Right Rahm?
The bizarre video episode seen on news segments where Foley is addressing Congressional pages is clearly Foley as predator, visibly "turned on" by youngsters. It was not the first time Foley "outed" himself in public view. He seemed to have had no problem flaunting it.
If Dem Cong Committee Chair Rahm Emanuel engaged in a cover-up about Foley for political purposes, he needs to be investigated, pronto.
Rahm's emails to Foley would be v-e-r-y interesting.
And, why did Fordham need to resign as chief of staff to Rep. Thomas Reynolds?