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Former lawmaker heard 'unseemly' Hastert rumor from 15 years ago

Did anyone know about the allegations surrounding former House Speaker Dennis Hastert during his congressional career? The story took a turn today.

Fellow Congressman Was Told About Dennis Hastert Abuses, Source Says

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- At least one member of Congress was likely aware that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) allegedly sexually molested a former male student prior to his time in Congress. Relatively early on during Hastert's speakership, Rep. Show More Summary

Dennis Hastert's Indictment is Icing on Cake of Thoroughly Corrupt Career

Commenting on former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment for illegal banking and lying to investigators, blogger and Sputnik Radio contributor Brad Friedman noted that he and other independent journalists have been covering Hastert's illegal activities since the mid-2000s, and that he does not find the new allegations at all surprising.

Wilmore Goes After Fox’s Brit Hume for Defending Possible ‘Pedophile’ Dennis Hastert

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Larry Wilmore went to great lengths Monday night to explain why it's important that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert "may be a pedophile." But he reserved most of his outrage for Fox News commentator Brit Hume, who for some reason has decided to defend him.

Scandal Kills the ‘Hastert Rule,’ Congressional Gridlock Expected to Survive

Last week Congress lost the Hastert Rule, an murky dictum beloved by many, when former House speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted for violating federal banking laws and lying to the FBI, forever linking the term to an embarrassing scandal over hush-money allegations. The rule was nine years old. Before reports... More »

Hastert Judge Is a Campaign Donor

Politico: “The federal judge assigned to preside over the criminal case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) donated at least twice to Hastert’s congressional campaigns… U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin gave Hastert for Congress $500 in 2002 and [...]

Arraignment scheduled for Dennis Hastert

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

The former House speaker was indicted last week in a case involving "hush money" and accusations of sexual misconduct

“Hastert judge also donated to his campaigns”

Josh Gerstein: The federal judge assigned to preside over the criminal case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) donated at least twice to Hastert’s congressional campaigns, federal campaign finance records show. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin gave Hastert … Continue reading ?

Reports: There's a second alleged Dennis Hastert abuse victim

Dennis Hastert The scandal surrounding former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment for attempting to conceal bank withdrawals to pay off an extortionist has reached the stage where, in the absence of major news, we're watching the effects of what we do know play out. Show More Summary

Defining corruption down: Why would anyone say Hastert was 'squeaky clean'?

Many details of  the Dennis Hastert case  remain murky. What's alleged by a federal indictment and law enforcement officials is that the former House speaker paid $1.7 million to conceal sexual abuse against a former male student he knew during his days as an Illinois schoolteacher and coach. But...

Seventeen years later, history haunts Hastert

The historical context surrounding former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's sex scandal is extraordinary.

Looking at Dennis Hastert's Secret Gay 'Misconduct' in Light of His Terrible Voting Record on Gay Rights

Another conservative with a secret double life. Though he paid millions to keep a man quiet about the nature of their relationship, former House speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was a reliable opponent of gay civil rights during his tenure in Congress. Show More Summary

AG Loretta Lynch ends a big week… at Taylor Gourmet

Hey, isn’t that… Attorney General Loretta Lynch wrapping up a big week (huge, actually — hear about those indictments of soccer bigwigs? and another of a certain former House speaker?) at Taylor Gourmet in Gallery Place on Friday night? Lynch, who had three bodyguards in tow, took the sub-selection seriously, surveying the menu board for several minutes and asking one of […]

Q&A: A look at the indictment of ex-House Speaker Hastert

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is as notable for the details it excludes as for the allegations that the longtime high school teacher and wrestling coach agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush...Show More Summary

Former congressman Tom Davis says Hastert was ‘pillar of integrity’

Former congressman Tom Davis (R-Va.) said he, like others who had served and worked with J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), was "shocked" at the federal indictment alleging that the former House speaker tried to hide $3.5 million in "hush money" to conceal sexual misconduct with a minor decades ago. "A lot of things happened behind closed doors, [but] Denny […]

Structuring - First Kent Hovind - Now Dennis Hastert

VideoThe indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has brought new attention to the crime of structuring.  The attention is energizing the supporters of Kent Hovind, who is nearing the end of a long sentence, primarily, when considering the number of counts in the indictment, for structuring. The Trials Of Kent Hovind Hovind [...]

Will Hastert wind up in prison? Why?

As we’re all straining our eyes and ears to get the details of the case against former House Speaker Hastert, having moved on from the disgrace of our treatment of Mexican migrants in crowded buildings in Arizona and across the southern border –as distinct from how we deal with serious crime in our financial sector [...]Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Digs Into Dennis Hastert's Alleged Cover Up of Sexual Misconduct with Male Student: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The developing news that indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying to cover up alleged "sexual misconduct" with a former male student was a major focus on Rachel Maddow's Friday show. Maddow, joined by former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer...

Sources: Hastert engaged in sexual misconduct as a teacher

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The alleged "misconduct" referenced in the indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is of a sexual nature involving a male individual, dating back to Hastert's time as a high school wrestling coach and history teacher in Yorkville, Illinois, sources with knowledge of the case told ABC News. Show More Summary

Sexual misconduct allegations shock Capitol Hill

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Law enforcement sources say hush money accusations against former House speaker involve misconduct with male student

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