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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 10:51 PM

Prosecutors: Former House speaker sought to hide abuse of 14-year-old

CHICAGO --Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person the former House speaker sexually abused when the victim was 14 years old and Hastert worked as a high-school teacher and wrestling coach outside Chicago, prosecutors said in a court filing Friday.

The court filing is the first time prosecutors have confirmed Hastert paid hush-money to conceal sex abuse of a 14-year-old.

The 74-year-old Republican managed to keep any hint of sexual misconduct quiet throughout a political career that carried him from the Illinois Legislature to the halls of Congress and eventually to the speaker's office, where he was second in the line of succession to the presidency.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/prosecutors-former-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-sought-to-hide-abuse-of-14-year-old/

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 12:34 AM

2. he was a creep in the GOP and surprise, surprise he was worse than a creep in private

 

he should rot in jail, the scum.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 12:42 AM

3. Prosecutors have recommended that Hastert serve no more than six months in prison.

 

Another example of the corruption in the system where these sick fucks get treated with kid gloves no matter the depravity of the crime

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Response to bpilgrim (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:16 AM

4. We've Had More Speakers Who Were Criminals or Resigned in Shame than Not

I'm thinking about 4-5 in 30 years. Whad'da'we got

Jim Wright
Gingrich
Livingston
Hastert

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Response to Pony Express (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 12:22 PM

7. add Tom DeLay to that list

he was indicted by the state of Texas.

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Response to moneyshot (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 12:51 PM

8. He was never speaker.

If we want to open this up to all members of congress this can be quite a long thread, though.

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Response to bpilgrim (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 12:07 PM

5. Actually the prosecutor recommendeds 0 jail time for this republican speaker WTF

 

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Response to bpilgrim (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 12:09 PM

6. And prosecutors says the long time republican speaker violated 4 boys

 

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:00 PM

9. No comments from Republicans. I wonder why?

If Dennis Hastert was a Democrat we would never hear the end of it.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:12 PM

10. Republicans are not allowed to be critical of their leadership.

they call it the 'Reagan Rule' I believe.

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