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Rep. Jim Kolbe Saw Foley's Messages In 2000

I guess this blows out of the water any Democratic conspiracy the Republican hatchet men are spreading and points to a Hastert cover-up for political

I guess this blows out of the water any Democratic conspiracy the Republican hatchet men are spreading and points to a Hastert cover-up for political reasons.

A Republican congressman knew of disgraced former representative Mark Foley's inappropriate Internet exchanges as far back as 2000 and personally confronted Foley about his communications. A spokeswoman for Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) confirmed yesterday that a former page showed the congressman Internet messages that had made the youth feel uncomfortable with the direction Foley (R-Fla.) was taking their e-mail relationship. Last week, when the Foley matter erupted, a Kolbe staff member suggested to the former page that he take the matter to the clerk of the House, Karen Haas, said Kolbe's press secretary, Korenna Cline.

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