Foleygate: New Questions & New Perps?
First of all, if you want to keep up with this story you must read:
They are both about days ahead of the national news.
The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, formerly with The Nation, is trying to spin that Michael Rogers, the source, is a Republican. Rogers may say he is a Republican although I don’t personally know of any other radical leftist Republicans who have blogs where they threaten to out closeted Republican homosexuals.
Fordham said the immediate reaction of his current boss, Reynolds, was to get Foley to leave Congress.
“He told me (Foley) needed to resign,” said Fordham, adding that the National Republican Congressional Committee wrote the first draft of Foley’s resignation letter before it was rewritten on Foley’s official letterhead.
“I was still pretty shell shocked myself,” Fordham said of the day he learned about the messages. “This was someone I had worked for 10 years. I had no inkling that this kind of blatantly reckless – just obscene – behavior was going on behind our backs.”
“The fact is, even prior to the existence of the Foley e-mail exchanges, I had more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene when I was informed of Mr. Foley’s inappropriate behavior. One of these staffers is still employed by a senior House Republican leader. Rather than trying to shift the blame on me, those who are employed by these House leaders should acknowledge what they know about their action or inaction in response to the information they knew about Mr. Foley prior to 2005.”
Then there is this from 2004 where Aravosis claims that Fordham is his source on Foley:
Aravosis said he obtained the latest information about the five-term congressman from Foley’s former chief of staff, Kirk Fordham.
Fordham, who is gay, headed up fund-raising efforts for Foley’s aborted Senate campaign and is now the finance director for one of the remaining GOP primary candidates in that race: Mel Martinez, George W. Bush’s former Housing & Urban Development secretary. Martinez has come out in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Fordham denied ever speaking with Aravosis.
But, Jeff Rooney had serious questions on the developments yesterday:
QUESTION – Did Fordham have acccess to Foley’s IM account information, screen name and password? Very likely. Could he have passed this information onto Aravosis and Rogers? Very possible. Could some of the IMs been manufactured then by Rogers or Aravosis, those being reported by ABC. Probable.
We know someone logged onto Foley’s IM account yesterday when he was in a treatment center for 20-30 seconds, according to Fox News. Could this have been Rogers or Aravosis
I believe now that Fordham is gone, resigned or forced out, that my question carries more weight… Why would Aravosis claim he received the information from Fordham if he had not. How would Forhan known Foley was IMing former pages that had already gone home, unless he knew Foleys IM screen name and password. I highly doubt Foley would IM these teenagers in front of Fordham. (Amen) Fordham now is mad he is gone and is lashing out to try and cover his tracks with Aravois(?)
Coincidently, he is now claiming he told REP leadership three years ago, about the same time Rogers came into possession of IMS from Foley. Yeah, now that is too much of a coincindence. Something stinks here big time.
So What’s Coming Down the Pipe?… We will see!