(via ABC News)

The chief of staff for Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds, Kirk Fordham, resigned after questions were raised about his role in the handling of the congressional page scandal, according to Republican sources on Capitol Hill.

Those sources said Fordham, a former chief of staff for Congressman Mark Foley, had urged Republican leaders last spring not to raise questionable Foley e-mails with the full Congressional Page Board, made up of two Republicans and a Democrat.

Update (AP): No aspersions meant here towards Fordham, but I should note that David Corn’s post (which I can’t access right now) said there were several congressional chiefs of staff on the list of allegedly closeted GOP aides that’s being circulated.

I’m coming around to the Instaview on all this. By the time the election rolls around, the New York Times is going to look like an issue of AVN.

Update (AP): Fordham says he resigned. And:

I have resigned today from Congressman Tom Reynolds’ office. It is clear the Democrats are intent on making me a political issue in my boss’s race, and I will not let them do so.

Update: I figured the GOP must have made some kind of deal with Fordham to get him to knock Democrats in his resignation statement. Either they haven’t or they’ve reneged, because now Fordham says he told Hastert’s office about Foley two years ago.