Hastert aide questioned about Foley
The House Ethics Committee questioned Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s top aide for more than six hours as investigators tried to determine whether Hastert’s office knew at least three years ago of Rep. Mark Foley’s sexual come-ons to male pages.
The closed-door testimony by Hastert chief of staff Scott Palmer could help determine who is telling the truth about when the speaker’s office first learned of Foley’s conduct. Hastert has said it was in the fall of 2005. He will testify before the panel this week.
Foley has resigned from the House.