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Foley Scandal / Hastert #840554

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 04, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) Report from former Congressional aide Kirk Fordham†† for now-resigned Representative Mark Foley that Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert†† knew three years ago that Foley had inappropriate contacts with male pages examined. [US Page Alumni Assn. former page Matthew LORADITCH†- recalls the cautionary statement about Foley.] [Representative Thomas REYNOLDS - recalls what he knew about Foley & what he did; comments on the "despicable" e-mails.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The pressure on Hastert to resign examined; statement from Hastert spokesman Ron Bonjean† quoted; details given about what Hastert has said the past few days. [HASTERT - says Foley deceived him, too.] [With Rush Limbaugh, HASTERT - says we confronted Foley about his contacts "with the kid."]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The accusations against Hastert, the every man for himself feeling among the leadership, the Republican view Hastert cannot last a week as speaker & what the Democrats are doing discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Ross, Brian;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George

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