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~ SPECIAL REPORT: ABC LIES! IM “teen” an ADULT – hires McVeigh’s Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Posted by Admin on October 5, 2006

UPDATED – 10:15 a.m. Central Time – October 5, 2006
     
Dear Readers,
     
First, let me say that I have no compassion for Mr. Foley if he indeed took advantage of his position and authority to have sexual contact with a minor – regardless of the other details like his homosexuality and all – that doesn’t even matter at this point (as in if he’s guilty he needs to be held accountable).
     
BUT, it seems that Foley did NOT have sexually explicit exchanges with a minor at all, but rather an adult who was over 18 years old!
     
Apparently ABC Online accidently printed an unredacted copy of an IM between Mark Foley and the person the media has been saying was underage was 18 years old, and an adult when the sexually explicit IMs that have been all over the media were exchanged.
     
Perhaps the most disturbing part of all of this now is why did ABC’s Brian Ross lie about this? And, why now are they not correcting their mistake, but instead focusing on how this affects the Republican party, Hastert, and the upcoming election. If this whole scandal is based on non-factual information, then what is really going on here? It is not acceptable for our media to mislead the public especially about charges as serious as pedophilia!
     
I do admit that I haven’t been following this story closely at all, but this latest article out of Oklahoma that has come to my attention is very interesting, IMHO. It has got me wanting to find out more about this whole scandal, and what I’m learning is shocking. I’m personally wondering why Mr. Edmund, who exchanged the IMs with Foley and claims to be a victim, feels he needs a criminal defense lawyer? Why is he not getting a trial lawyer specializing in sexual abuse/assault cases on retainer instead?
     
READ MORE & GET LINKS: Click below…
     

Here is the latest posted on Drudge: http://drudgereport.com/flashmfa.htm

ABC ONLINE GLITCH LEADS TO IDENTITY OF FOLEY ACCUSER
     
FAMOUS IM EXCHANGE WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD
     
Wed Oct 04 2006 20:32:06 ET
     
A posting on ABCNEWS.COM of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser.
     
The website PASSIONATE AMERICA detailed the startling exposure late Wednesday.
     
ABCNEWS said in a statement: “We go to great lengths to prevent the names of alleged sex crime victims from being revealed. On Friday there was a very brief technical glitch on our site which was overridden immediately. It is possible that during that very brief interval a screen name could have been captured. Reviews of the site since then show no unredacted screen names.”
     
SEX CHAT WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD
     
On Tuesday ABC news released a high-impact instant message exchange between Foley and, as ABC explained, a young man “under the age of 18.”
     
ABC headlined the story: “New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote”
     
But upon reviewing the records, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, the young man was in fact over the age of 18 at the time of the exchange.
     
A network source explains, messages with the young man and disgraced former Congressman Foley took place before and after the 18th birthday.


     
Here is the link to the blog referred to in Drudge’s posting:

     
PASSIONATE AMERICA: Meet Jordan Edmund One Mark Foley Instant Messanger
     
MS. UNDERESTIMATED also assisted in investigating the identity of Mr. Edmund. You can read her coverage here;
Mark Foley’s Young IM Friend Revealed – EXCLUSIVE
and ABC’s Brian Ross Gives Foley Update to O’Reilly (VIDEO)


     
The AP has also published this article this morning;“ISTOOK CAMPAIGN EMPLOYEE AND FORMER PAGE RETAINS ATTORNEY”FortWayne.com

There is a lot of talk about this over on the FreeRepublic.com website including commentary from some who are very involved in the political scene in Oklahoma.
     
It is quite interesting. Apparently Jordan Edmund was hired from California to help on the Istook for Governor Campaign, and those privy can’t figure out why. There are rumors that this may have been some sort of blackmail attempt.
     
Whatever the real story is, there is more to this than meets the eye. I will try to catch up with the story, but it’s moving very quickly now…
     
You can follow along here;
     
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1713970/posts
     
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1714164/posts
More when I run across it or “catch up”… – LR

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