Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert also sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting an investigation into the six-term congressman's conduct with the boys. Reports say Foley of Florida had been sending inappropriate messages to pages since at least The year-old Foley abruptly resigned his seat in the House Friday after news about the messages broke. The scandal comes only five weeks before pivotal legislative elections.
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NEW YORK - Even today, two years after Mark Foley's very public fall from grace, the former congressman can't explain why he sent lurid, sexually explicit computer messages to male teens who had worked as Capitol Hill pages. Sitting in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York this week, the Florida Republican, wearing a yellow tie with blue elephants, finally broke his silence. Foley insists he did nothing illegal and never had sexual contact with teens, just inappropriate Internet conversations. Investigations by the FBI and Florida authorities ended without criminal charges. And while he concedes his behavior was "extraordinarily stupid," he remains somewhat unwilling to accept full public scorn.
Kirk Fordham , chief of staff to Rep. Tom Reynolds and former chief of staff for Foley, also resigned as a result of the scandal. The questionable conversations, which took place between    and , were investigated by the FBI for possible criminal violations.
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