HRC Employee First Published Foley Emails

The creator of the Stop Sex Predators website and the person who first published the Mark Foley page emails was an employee of the Human Rights Campaign, the NYT reported today.

Hastert_2"A spokesman for the group...said it first learned of its employee’s role this week and immediately fired him for misusing the group’s resources...The rights campaign’s spokesman, David Smith, said the employee, whose name he declined to disclose, was a junior staff member hired last month to help mobilize the organization’s members in Michigan."

The House panel investigating the timeline of the Foley scandal is reaching the end of its witness list. Ted Van Der Meid, a senior aide for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, testified for more than six hours Wednesday night, and Hastert himself appeared before the panel on Tuesday.

It was also reported yesterday that Foley is being treated at the Sierra Tucson rehab facility in Tucson, Arizona, and began his 30-day treatment program on October 1, two days after he resigned.

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