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The political humor blog Wonkette drew readers' attention to the posted e-mails on September 27.After that initial story, two sources brought copies of more explicit instant messages to ABC News and The Washington Post.
After the initial story on the e-mails, other pages contacted ABC and The Washington Post, providing transcripts of sexually explicit instant messaging (IM) conversations from 2003 that Foley had with two pages who were under the age of 18 at the time.
On September 24, 2006, the e-mails were released by Lane Hudson on his anonymous blog Stop Sex Predators.
Hudson was at the time employed by the Human Rights Campaign.
The organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said it received copies of the e-mails on July 21 and turned them over to the FBI that same day.
In August 2006, ABC News reporter Brian Ross received the initial e-mails from a Republican source but did not write a story for over a month because he was working on other stories.
Newsweek's June 7, 2010, issue's BACK STORY listed Foley, among others, as a prominent conservative politician who had a record of anti-gay legislation and was later caught in a gay sex scandal.
and 2005, were investigated by the FBI for possible criminal violations.
Investigation was closed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) on September 19, 2008 citing insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges as both "Congress and Mr.
Foley denied us access to critical data", said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey.
Foley observed that another male page (to whom he had also written) was "in really great shape...
i am just finished riding my bike on a 25 mile journey..." The page forwarded the e-mails to a colleague in Alexander's office, saying "this really freaked me out", and repeating the word "sick" 13 times in a row to describe the photo request.
A page from the class of 2000 reported he chatted with Foley during the Congressman's 2000 visit to the page dormitory, and afterwards, he began receiving e-mails and IMs from Foley, which became explicit immediately after his 18th birthday. Petersburg Times editors decided the exchange was probably just "friendly chit-chat".