Paul Kane makes a hell of a catch in his piece
today in Roll Call
. He points out that during his interview
, Tom DeLay let the cat out of the bag and admitted that a third former aide of his will be found guilty:
TIME: Were there any instances where you failed to adequately supervise people who worked in your office?
DeLay: No, no. Look: I have had hundreds of people work for me. Unfortunately, there's three - one that we let go, Scanlon - that I don't yet, I'll wait until they're found guilty. But it looks like they have violated the trust of my office.
Only two of DeLay's former aides have already pled guilty: Tony Rudy and Michael Scanlon. Ed Buckham would be the third, and as we pointed out last week, he was recently implicated
in Tony Rudy's guilty plea. So it already looked like he was likely to go down, but DeLay does us all the service of confirming it here.
DeLay says he'll "wait until they're found guilty." Whether he's talking about a forthcoming guilty plea from Buckham is not clear.
See our post
from last week as to who Buckham could bring down with him. As we pointed out, it would be Buckham's guilty plea that would be real trouble for DeLay. Maybe that's why he bowed out Monday.