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Blitzer To GOP Rep: "Yes Or No: Do You Have Any Evidence" That Dems Knew About Foley Emails?...

First Posted: 10/08/06 01:14 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 12:55 PM ET

This morning on CNN's Late Edition, Wolf Blitzer hosted a segment on the Foley page scandal with guests Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY). McHenry was slinging accusations that Democrats had knowledge of Foley's inappropriate emails to pages, and held the information until before midterm elections, even though there is no evidence of such a maneuver and ABC News, after breaking the story, said that their sources were Republican.

Blitzer cornered McHenry during the segment.

Transcript:

Blitzer: Well you don't have any evidence though, right?

Rep. McHenry: Well look at the fact points...four weeks out from a national election...

Blitzer: Yes or no: do you have any evidence? Do you have any evidence Congressman?

Rep. McHenry: Do you have any evidence that says they weren't involved?

Blitzer: I'm just asking if you're just throwing out an accusation or if you have any hard evidence.

Rep. McHenry: No, it's a question Wolf. The question remains, were they involved? And if they were not involved they need to say clearly, and it's a question, it's not an accusation.

Blitzer: Well, they are denying that they had anything to do with this. But let me bring Charlie Rangel in because he's a key Democrat, and I'll ask him...[faces Rep. Rangel]...Did you or any of your fellow Democrats, based on what you know, disclose to ABC News this information about Congressman Foley.

Rep. Rangel: I've never heard that before, except from Patrick [Rep. McHenry]...I think it's ridiculous, but if I was in a bind as the Republicans are now, I guess I would be reaching for straws, but it's sad"...


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