Foley Investigation

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

The effort to get at the bottom of former Congressman Mark Foley's dealings with congressional pages has run into a roadblock.
Florida's top law enforcement official says he has again been
turned aside in his effort to get access to Foley's computers.
Gerald Bailey wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to seek help in
gaining access to the computers. But House lawyers said the Florida
agency could not examine the machines.
Foley resigned in September 2006 after reports surfaced that he
sent lurid messages to boys serving as pages. Former House Speaker
Dennis Hastert asked Florida to look into whether Foley committed
any state crimes.
The e-mails already examined don't include all the
communications sent through Foley's House of Representatives e-mail
account. Some might be retrieved by examining the actual computers
used to send them. But Foley has also refused access, citing
congressional privilege.


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