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Hastert Paid ex-Student to Keep Quiet About Sexual Misconduct

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

One of the officials, who would not speak publicly about the federal charges in Chicago, said “Individual A,” as the person is described in Thursday’s federal indictment, was a man and that the alleged misconduct was unrelated to Hastert’s tenure in Congress. The actions date to Hastert’s time as a Yorkville, Ill., high school wrestling coach and teacher, the official said.

Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
“It goes back a long way, back to then,” the source said. “It has nothing to do with public corruption or a corruption scandal. Or to his time in office.” Thursday’s indictment described the misconduct “against Individual A” as having “occurred years earlier.”

Asked why Hastert was making the payments, the official said it was to conceal Hastert’s past relationship with the male. “It was sex,’’ the source said. The other official confirmed that the misconduct involved sexual abuse.

So it’s what everyone suspected.


At the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest generally refused comment on the matter – noting there was an ongoing investigation – but said, “there is nobody here who derives any pleasure from reading about the former Speaker’s legal troubles.”

Is this the guy?

11 Responses to Hastert Paid ex-Student to Keep Quiet About Sexual Misconduct

  1. What about the rumors of Oputter being on the “down low” ? And the book written by Larry Sinclair about his alleged affair with O ?

    Rumors of O being a “bath house” regular?

  2. So the left is wetting their pants over Hastert b/c he was a Republican. Never mind the fact that he wasn’t in office when this happened. Never mind that he isn’t in office now.
    I wonder what gets their knickers in a twist worse? The fact that Hastert is a closet homosexual or the fact that he paid hush money to keep it quiet. Answer neither.
    They are in dire need of a Republican scandal to counter the Hillary Effect.
    I hate to tell them, this ain’t it.

    • Agree with this. Why did the allegedly abused man–he is one–skate on blackmailing someone and decide now was the time…I don’t even care about the answers.