Will Mark Foley Get Off Scott Free?

August 25, 2007 at 6:22 am 5 comments

The answer seems to be yes.

Former Congressman Mark Foley is unlikely to face criminal charges for sending sexually explicit e-mails to teenage boys, sources close to the year-long investigation have told Scripps Howard News Service.

Well isn’t that special.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is expected to wrap up its investigation in the next few days and turn the information over to prosecutors in Pensacola, Florida which has jurisdiction in the case because that is where Foley was when one of the explicit messages was sent. An FBI investigation into has not gone beyond the preliminary stages.

FDLE had requested access to the government owned computers that Foley used during his twelve years in Congress, but the request was denied by the House of Representatives and Foley.

Foley resigned from Congress last September after ABC News reported he wrote e-mail messages to a former congressional page on his personal account. In the e-mails, Foley asked for the teenager’s picture and inquired about what he wanted for his birthday. The following day, ABC News released a series of sexually charged online messages Foley had sent other teenage congressional pages, who act as messengers and couriers on Capitol Hill.

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Entry filed under: Congress, Conservatives, Hypocrites, LGBT, Politics, Republicans.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christopher  |  August 25, 2007 at 7:16 am

    GMTA edition.

    I have a piece up about this very topic. Isn’t it amazing? All the U.S. House needs to do is direct the Sargents in Arms to release the contents of Foley’s computer to authorities, yet the House is dragging its feet.

    Sickening.

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  • 2. phil_in_ny  |  August 25, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Of course they are. Its all who you know and who you are.

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  • 3. Bloggernista  |  August 25, 2007 at 8:35 am

    I wonder if Foley will be soon celebrating withe Lindsey Lohan and Nicole Richie. They got similar taps in the wrists because of who they are and who they know.

    You and I, on the other hand, would be wearing orange prison issued jumpsuits for many days to come.

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  • 4. BB  |  August 25, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    If hypocrisy were a crime (and I wish it were) Foley should be imprisoned, BUT he is just a CREEPY Republican who I don’t believe committed a sexual crime. No one has come forward to say that he had sex with them, when they were underaged. He comes across as someone the teen-age boys could laugh at, as being a fool, rather than actually feeling threatened by him. He PLAYED with them over the internet, like the horny, suppressed idiot that he is. Because of his own homophobia he suffers from arrested development, and behaved like a teen-ager, flirting with the young boys, rather than behaving like an adult.

    He is no longer in Congress. His Political career is over. His behavior, and the way this incident was handled, sickened more people about the Republican Party. AND more people seeing the truth of the Republican Party is a good thing, so THANKS Foley.

    Anyone who recognizes Foley in public knows him as the PERV that he is, and he has to live with that. I doubt he is a welcomed guest at Republican functions, other than the dungeon, leather, all male sex orgies perhaps hosted by Ken Mehlman, or one of the creepy, closeted, antigay, homophobic gay Republican Congressmen. Or one of the creepy gay men (Like Jeff Gannon and Matt Drudge) who enable the Congressional Republican hypocrites. What needs to happen now is that the other Republican gay hypocrites in Congress need to be outed too, so as to sicken the anti-gayites even further to the hypocrisy of their precious Political Party. Perhaps John Boehner?

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  • 5. Bloggernista  |  August 25, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    I think that if there are no charges Mark Foley will come back. There will be a period in which he is considered radioactive, but he go away for a while, write a back and begin a rehabilitation process that will leave him richer than before. I don’t mean to sound cynical, but its happened before.

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