Ethics Committee: House leaders were negligent on Foley

A source says the committee found no rule violations.

By Tim Grieve
Published December 8, 2006 6:55PM (EST)

As Congress adjourns for the year, the House Ethics Committee is issuing its report on the Mark Foley scandal. The conclusion isn't exactly a shocker: House Republican leaders broke no rules in handling the case, but they were negligent in not doing more to protect underage pages from Foley's advances.

Members of the committee will hold a press conference in a few minutes, but the Associated Press has the big picture conclusion from an unnamed House aide.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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