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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Rep. Kolbe denies personally confronting Foley over e-mail
From CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, acknowledged he received a complaint from a page about email exchanges with former Rep. Mark Foley but said he did not personally confront the disgraced former Congressman.

"I did not have a personal conversation with Mr. Foley about the matter," Kolbe said in a statement released Tuesday. "I assume e-mail contact ceased since the former Page never raised the issue again with my office. I believed then, and believe now, that this was the appropriate way to handle this incident given the information I had and the fact that the young man was no longer a page and not subject to the jurisdiction of the program."

Kolbe did not say when he received the complaint.
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