03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Foley Scandal Day 5: Hastert's Political Support Cracking...

Speaker Dennis Hastert's political support showed signs of cracking on Wednesday as Republicans fled the fallout from an election-year scandal spawned by steamy computer messages from disgraced Rep. Mark Foley to teenage male pages.

At the same time, the congressional aide who last week counseled Foley to quit said in an Associated Press interview he first warned Hastert 's aides more than three years ago about Foley's worrisome conduct toward pages. That was long before GOP leaders acknowledged hearing of it

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