FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 04, 2006
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(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.]
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