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Welcome to the Asylum. This is a site devoted to politics and current events in America, and around the globe. The THREE lunatics posting here are unabashed conservatives that go after the liberal lies and deceit prevalent in the debate of the day. We'd like to add that the views expressed here do not reflect the views of other inmates, nor were any inmates harmed in the creation of this site.

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Who are we? We're a married couple who has a passion for politics and current events. That's what this site is about. If you read us, you know what we stand for.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Foley Update: The FBI Can Find No Sex Crime

Via The Drudge Report:

ABC News' The Blotter has been infomred by the FBI that when it comes to Mark Foley, they cannot seem to find a sex crime:

After interviewing some 40 former congressional pages, FBI agents have yet to turn up any evidence of direct sexual contact between underage pages and former Congressman Mark Foley.

Instead, according to law enforcement officials and several former pages, a pattern is emerging of seduction by Foley that began when the boys were 16 and 17. In cases where actual sex followed, it was not until the boys were at the legal age of 18.

"He spotted me when I was a page and set the hook while I was still in high school," one former page told ABC News. "He didn't reel me in until he showed up at my college campus on a congressional visit. We had sex," said the page, who has been interviewed by the FBI.

"As someone who wrote many of the laws, he presumably knew exactly what he could get away with," said one law enforcement official.

As the former co-chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, he helped enact laws that toughened penalties on Internet predators and resulted in more FBI agents assigned to Internet sex crimes.

Throughout the lurid instant messages Foley sent to current and former pages, there are repeated references to waiting until the young men are 18.

Now this does not clear him of any ethical misconduct that might have occurred while he was in the House. To that, there is no debate that many of the messages he sent were indeed forward. As a matter of fact, an FBI agent commented that there could be a prosecutoir that would be willing to charge him with solicitation of sex over the Internet, so in the criminal realm he is far from being off the hook.

But much to the chagrin of the Left, he did nothing to any minors that the FBI can find. So, either he was very, very good (hardly acceptable given how the e-mails and IMs were found), or there was none (which makes a heck of a lot more sense). We at The Asylum do not defend this man, his personal actions as an elected official, or his seemingly lecherous behavior. However, the record needs to be corrected by the Left. To date, no evidence has been found that he had ANY sexual contact with a minor.



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