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REPORT: Hastert Picks Ex-FBI Chief Louis Freeh To Overhaul Page Program

By ThinkProgress on October 5, 2006 at 1:40 pm

"REPORT: Hastert Picks Ex-FBI Chief Louis Freeh To Overhaul Page Program"


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Roll Call reports that will Speaker Dennis Hastert will “announce today that former FBI Director Louis Freeh will oversee an investigation of the House page program.”

Fox News reporter Major Garrett reported that Hastert’s office spent hours recruiting individuals to head the probe. Other names on his list, according to Garrett:

– Right-wing pundit Bill Bennett
– Lobbyist and politician Susan Molinari
– Former Rep. Bill Paxon (R-NY)

Paxon was the immediate predecessor of Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY), and has already publicly defended Reynolds’ role in the Foley scandal. Paxon and Molinari are husband and wife.

CNN: Leadership Staff Says Hastert Will ‘Go On The Offense,’ ‘Try To Be More Aggressive’

Majority believe House leaders covered up Foley behavior.

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