Republican House Underage Sex Scandal: Part 3

Courtesy of DailyKOS:

It may be late Friday night, but new info is coming fast and furious. I'll cite Josh Marshall again, since he's updating with new information and his site is currently going up and down from the traffic:

Chairman of the House Page Board, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) interviewed Foley last year about some of the contacts with the page. The House clerk who is also a member of the Board was also present. Speaker Hastert's office was informed of the interview, but according to leadership sources who spoke to Roll Call, Hastert himself was not informed.Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI), the only Democrat on the Board, was not informed of the interview, according to Roll Call.

Note how quickly the information is coming out now about who knew what, and when, in the Republican leadership. They're thoroughly burned on this one -- people are talking, now, to a lot of people in the media.

Pelosi, furious that the Democratic leadership were not informed of the situation for nearly an entire year after the emails were discovered, has already demanded and gotten a House Ethics investigation -- her resolution passed the House 410 to zero. The House committee on Official Conduct now has ten days to issue a preliminary report on what the Republican leadership knew, when they knew it, and what they did or didn't do about it.

I don't think the news media is going to wait around ten days for the Republicans to investigate themselves. I don't think they're going to wait one.