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Old 05-29-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Former House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments he was making to a person to conceal past misconduct.

The Illinois Republican, who left Congress in 2007, was charged with structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000, and lying to the FBI about his withdrawals, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said.
Holy smoke ! ! I always assumed that members of congress had a certain level of thieving rights but $3.5 million for hush money! . .

Former House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges | Reuters
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I just wonder what he was being blackmail for.
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Looks like he had a same sex relationship going . . damn shame the R's oppose same sex marriage . . would have been cheaper than the blackmail
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I noticed......ain't it just grand that the conservatives are upholding our country's moral values?? It happens on both sides of the aisle but here lately the Republicans are leading in the polls......
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. . yeah . . I get chills when Newt says that same sex marriage violates the sanctity of his three marriages . . .
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Reminds me of Weiner.
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According to The Washington Post, Hastert made most of his money during and after Congress. He came to Washington with a net worth of no more than $270,000, according to the paper, but left office in 2007 with between $4 million and $17 million, mostly in real estate holdings
. . if there was any doubt about who our representatives are looking after . .

Ex-Speaker Hastert reportedly paying to conceal sexual misconduct | Fox News
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Reminds me of Weiner.
Other than Weiner not being a High School Coach who had a same sex relationship and who was paying blackmail and who was charged by the Feds, . . yeah . . pretty much the same story!

Pretty keen observation!
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According to The Washington Post, Hastert made most of his money during and after Congress. He came to Washington with a net worth of no more than $270,000, according to the paper, but left office in 2007 with between $4 million and $17 million, mostly in real estate holdings
Reminds me of the Clinton's
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Leo - turning every GOP fiasco back on some Dem is Tu Quoque. The discussion here is Hastert's criminal activities. Please keep to that subject. If you want to rant about how the Clinton's got their money please start a new thread.
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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrived at the federal courthouse in Chicago on Wednesday morning ahead of an expected guilty plea in a hush-money case stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct.

The plan to plead guilty, first disclosed in a brief hearing earlier this month in a Chicago federal court, would mark a dramatic downfall for someone who once ranked among the country's most powerful politicians.
Wonder if the R's in the House will continue to insist on using the Hastert Rule for bringing up bills??

Ex-U.S. House Speaker Hastert expected to plead guilty in hush-money case | Reuters
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I noticed......ain't it just grand that the conservatives are upholding our country's moral values?? It happens on both sides of the aisle but here lately the Republicans are leading in the polls......
At least they are tossing the criminals out and in jail...
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