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  • Dennis Hastert released from prison early

    07/18/2017 10:28:29 AM PDT · by johnk · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jul 18, 2017, 10:24 AM | by Jack O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from prison on Monday after serving 13 months for lying to federal investigators about money used to hide sexual abuse charges. In May 2015, Hastert was charged with felony counts of illegal bank structuring and lying to the FBI. In October 2015, Hastert pleaded guilty to those charges before admitting in April 2016 he sexually molested teenage boys while coaching wrestling at Yorkville High School in Illinois. A federal judge chastised Hastert for his behavior and sentenced him to 15 months in prison, which he did not appeal. His anticipated release date had...
  • (Wikileaks) Podesta admits to staying in touch with Denny Hastert

    11/05/2016 7:58:42 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Wikileaks | Nov 5 2016 | Wikileaks
    From:podesta@podesta.com To: mashorie@meiji.ac.jp CC: john.podesta@gmail.com, rknipp@adelphia.net Date: 2015-06-01 13:26 Subject: RE: Hellow! Dear Mac Cant believe its almost 50 years since Camp Nose I have stayed in touch with denny Hastert and jan ettelt and andy dolan all these years Its wonderful to reconnect with you Are you posted in new York? I would love to see you I have stayed involved with Japan and do some work for the Japanese Ambassador Send me your contact information I look forward to seeing you Best tony From: horie masahiko [mailto:mashorie@meiji.ac.jp] Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:12 PM To: Tony Podesta Cc:...
  • Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months, and Apologizes for Sex Abuse

    04/27/2016 6:57:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | MONICA DAVEY, JULIE BOSMAN and MITCH SMITH
    CHICAGO — J. Dennis Hastert, once among the nation’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached decades ago. In a hearing that was by turns harrowing and revelatory, Mr. Hastert publicly admitted for the first time to abusing his athletes, was confronted in emotional addresses by one of the former wrestlers and the sister of another, and faced a long, scathing rebuke from the judge. Mr. Hastert, 74, who made an unlikely...
  • Judge sentences former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison

    04/27/2016 10:11:38 AM PDT · by NRx · 119 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-27-2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    CHICAGO —A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison — a term above what even prosecutors had recommended and one that clearly takes into account the sexual abuse allegations that generated the criminal case against the Illinois Republican. The sentencing marked an ignominious moment in the life of a man who was once a revered high school teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois and who ascended into the highest ranks of American politics. Even before the hearing, prosecutors had revealed in court filings how Hastert allegedly had molested or inappropriately...
  • Hastert sat in "Lazyboy' chair near boys shower in molestation case (was he ever a Scoutmaster?)

    04/10/2016 12:35:25 PM PDT · by heye2monn · 49 replies
    4/9/2016
    One of the victims, identified in court documents as "Individual D," told prosecutors that Hastert "put a 'Lazyboy'-type chair in direct view of the shower stalls in the locker room where he sat while the boys showered."
  • Dennis Hastert Molested at Least Four Boys, Prosecutors Say

    04/08/2016 8:12:20 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 134 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 8, 2016 | MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH
    CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors on Friday for the first time provided details of sexual abuse allegations against J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House, asserting that he molested at least four boys, as young as 14, when he worked as a high school wrestling coach decades ago. Mr. Hastert, 74, is not charged with the incidents of abuse because of statutes of limitation, prosecutors said, but he was accused last year of illegally structuring bank withdrawals for money he was paying to one of his victims in an effort to hide the abuse. He pleaded guilty in October...
  • Hastert asks court to spare him prison; cites shame, health

    04/06/2016 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 7:26 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    Dennis Hastert’s lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to spare the former U.S. House Speaker time behind bars in his hush-money case and sentence him to probation, saying the 74-year-old has already paid a steep price in shame and disgrace. A filing in federal court in Chicago — where the Illinois Republican is scheduled for sentencing on April 27 — says Hastert “apologizes for his misconduct that occurred decades ago” and is “overwhelmed by the guilt.” Notably, it contains no detail about that misconduct. Attorneys and the judge spoke recently about someone possibly testifying at sentencing who says Hastert sexually...
  • Hastert pleads guilty in hush-money scheme, could get prison term

    10/28/2015 11:43:25 AM PDT · by TBP · 66 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10/28/15 | AP
    Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI in a hush-money scheme, agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors that recommends he serve no more than six months in prison and averting a trial in the case. A judge, however, could go beyond that recommendation and give the former House speaker up to five years behind bars.
  • Indictment of former House speaker Dennis Hastert

    08/18/2015 10:02:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | pass | staff
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday indicted former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert on charges of purposefully withdrawing less than $10,000 in order to evade... Violations: Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2); Title 31, United States Code,Section 5324
  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    06/30/2015 3:56:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 146 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-30-15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed? Tell me you haven’t thought the exact same thing? Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in DC. Rotten like a dead fish left at the front door of a Congressmen’s office by the Obama Crime Family. Rotten like a photo of a Supreme Court Justice with his robe down at his ankles. Because what’s happening just isn’t normal. Please tell me how it’s possible that President Obama and his socialist cabal suffered the most massive and historic defeat in modern political history only 9...
  • Tancredo: House GOP Preparing to Sell Out on Immigration Bills

    06/27/2015 7:15:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Tancredo
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) this past week again showed he will punish conservative House members for not supporting deals he strikes with President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This does not bode well for the package of immigration bills to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. House Republicans have been writing and “marking up” more than a dozen immigration bills over the past year, and Republican leaders have been promising a “package of little bills” as an alternative to the “comprehensive” bills favored by the amnesty lobby.
  • Republican Prosecuted for Withdrawing Cash from Bank

    06/22/2015 2:43:24 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 38 replies
    MoneyWise 411 ^ | June 22, 2015 | None
    Can’t believe it… The timing here is just eerie, especially after what happened a few days ago… America’s most respected newspaper, The New York Times, just published an article titled: “When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank.” The NYT article details how Federal lawyers (from Obama’s Federal Bureau of Investigation), are prosecuting a former Republican representative for withdrawing his own money from his own bank account. DEVELOPING: Senator: “go to the ATM machine… draw out everything it will let you take” The Republican politician, former Speaker of the House under President George H. Bush, now faces a...
  • ObamaCare and TPP: Are the GOP Being Hastert’d?

    06/11/2015 5:51:19 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 21 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/11/15 | Bob Parks & Laura Erickson
    Things on Capitol Hill seldom happen by accident. We just need look at what’s happening now and what just happened. King v. Burwell may well be determining the fate of ObamaCare and the president is colluding with the Republicans to secretly pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership being rammed down the already sore throats of the American people, reminiscent of the way Democrats wrote-but-didn’t-read the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Why are Republicans going along to get along? It may be as simple as a message sent with the recent events involving former Speaker Dennis Hastert....
  • Witness steps forward to confirm Dennis Hastert did associate with known child sex traffickers <TR>

    06/06/2015 8:55:03 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 90 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | May 31, 2015 | Eric Dondero
    Contradicts local officials in Yorksville, Illinois who stated no complaints of misconduct From Eric Dondero: First some context via the Chicago Tribune on Friday, "Ex-Yorkville school chief recalls no misconduct complaints against Hastert": James Garnett, who was superintendent of the Yorkville school district for five of the years Dennis Hastert taught there, said Friday there were no complaints of misconduct lodged against the now-indicted House speaker during that time. Hastert, who represented the far western suburbs in Congress, was accused Thursday by federal prosecutors of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover up...
  • 'He damaged him more than we will ever know' (Dennis Hastert sexually abused her teen brother)

    06/05/2015 10:23:46 AM PDT · by dead · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2015 | Louise Boyle For Dailymail.com
    Steve Reinboldt was the student equipment manager when Hastert worked at Yorkville High school in Illinois in the 1970s and 80s His sister Jolene Reinboldt said Steve told her he was gay 8 years after high school and at the same time revealed his first same-sex experience 'was with Dennis Hastert' Steve Reinboldt died of AIDS in 1995. His sister confronted Dennis Hastert with the allegations when the politician turned up to Steve's funeral Hastert, 73, has not responded to the allegations He was indicted last week on accusations he agreed to pay $3.5m 'hush money' to ensure someone...
  • Video: Sister of alleged Dennis Hastert victim goes public

    06/05/2015 6:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took 20 years for Jolene Reinboldt to have anyone take her story seriously. After her brother Steve died of AIDS in 1995, she was shocked to see Dennis Hastert, her brother’s teacher and coach in high school, show up for the viewing. She followed Hastert out to the parking lot and told him she knew his secret, and then tried for years to get law enforcement and news agencies to investigate it, all to no avail. Two weeks ago, though, the FBI came calling and wanted to hear her story for themselves as part of an investigation into...
  • Barney Frank: GOP Sex Scandals Make Bill Clinton Look Like A Virgin

    06/02/2015 10:41:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on HuffPost Live, former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) criticized former Republican Speakers Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston and Dennis Hastert for their hypocrisy in participating in former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment stemming from his sexual misconduct, when they all have sexual misconduct or infidelity allegations of their own. Frank said, “Then these people get together to impeach Bill Clinton, who looks like almost a virgin in that crowd.”
  • How Did Denny Hastert Get Rich Enough to Pay Millions to an Accuser?

    06/01/2015 8:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/01/2015 | John Fund
    Denny Hastert — the former House speaker now indicted for violating regulations on bank withdrawals that were originally meant to snare drug dealers — was a man of integrity according to his former House colleagues. By the sketchy standards of Illinois politics, that might well have been true. But his fall from grace should prompt other questions about how a former high-school teacher who held elective office from 1981 to 2007 could leave Congress with a fortune estimated at $4 million to $17 million. When he entered Congress in 1987, he was worth at most $275,000. Hastert was the...
  • It all begins with "Black Larry" and Omaha's Boys Town

    05/31/2015 5:56:54 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | Sunday, May 31, 2015 | Eric Dondero
    This FROM THE EDITOR: We will have a major update to the Dennis Hastert child sex ring story here tonight. Witness, sworn statement. Stay tuned... We will begin our coverage of the so-called "Dennis Hastert Sex Scandal," with a video from the early 1990s, from a trusted source of this website. The documentary was set to air on the Discovery Channel in 1994, but was pulled at the last minute, and never ran on cable TV. Some blog sleuths eventually dug it up, years later. It contains some mind-numbing accusations and earth shattering evidence against some Nebraska politicians at the...
  • Squirrel Nuts, Get Your Squirrel Nuts Here!

    05/31/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-31-2015 | MOTUS
    It has come to my attention that standards for what constitutes a scandal around Washington have been modified over the past few years. David - oh my, look at those trouser creases!- Brooks explains:"President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him. He’s chosen people who have been pretty scandal-free," Butt one thing that remains a certifiable Washington scandal is sex. Especially if it involves either “gay” or “Republican.” Note: Democrats are immune to even these minimum standards. See David Brooks article cited above.So, if you’re still interested, there should be...