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Foley Scandal / Pages #907065

FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 04, 2006
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The day’s developments in the Mark Foley sex scandal noted.

(Washington: Major Garrett) The political reactions to the scandal reviewed; details given on former congressional aide Kirk Fordham††’s claims that he warned Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s office 3 years ago about Foley’s inappropriate conduct with male pages. [Representative Thomas REYNOLDS†- says he accepted Fordham’s resignation.] Statement from Hastert’s spokesman Ron Bonjean† and Representative Ron Lewis†, who cancelled a fundraiser with Hastert, quoted on screen. [Representative Roy BLUNT†- comments.] The report that Foley was turned away at the house page dormitory noted.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The question whether Foley can be charged with a crime, the threat from bloggers against a former page, and the calls to end the page system noted. [On “Studio B,” defense attorney David OBLON†, former PROSECUTOR – disagree over Foley’s legal trouble.]

Smith, Shepard;
Garrett, Major

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