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    Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/us...ndictment.html

    WASHINGTON — J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a man to not say publicly that Mr. Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people briefed on the evidence uncovered in an F.B.I. investigation into the payments.
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of Mr. Hastert on allegations that he made cash withdrawals designed to hide those payments and for lying to federal authorities about the purpose of the withdrawals.
    This'll be interesting.
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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    The US military routinely vets 18 year olds to a muuuuuuuch greater degree than they do most of the people in Congress, or their staff. One wonders if Hasert would have made it past a real FBI clearance check.

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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    I think it's ironic that what caused him to be caught was the fact he withdrew money from 15 different banks in 10,000 dollar increments to pay the hush money, and because of the Patriotic Act, the banks could communicate with each other, and the large amount of cash withdrawn was a tip off. Some of those withdraws were labels as 'suspicious', which triggered an investigation.
    Knee-jerk anti-government sentiment is not a viable political philosophy.

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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    I think it's ironic that what caused him to be caught was the fact he withdrew money from 15 different banks in 10,000 dollar increments to pay the hush money, and because of the Patriotic Act, the banks could communicate with each other, and the large amount of cash withdrawn was a tip off. Some of those withdraws were labels as 'suspicious', which triggered an investigation.
    Great point, that certainly is ironic.


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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    Another wonderful family values politician....
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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Another wonderful family values politician....
    People can believe the right things and yet still be hypocrites in the personal actions they take. And don't forget, weakness of character is not limit to those who believe in the value of family and a moral lifestyle.

    I always find it funny when people throw up the "wonderful family values politician" line. It's as if the actions of the individual would have been acceptable if only they didn't believe in the strength of families. Perhaps that's why so many modern day liberals love to ridicule wayward conservatives and yet still hold up President Clinton as a model and cherish his Presidency. I suppose if you have no morals you can be easily excused for acting immorally.
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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Was there ever any doubt? Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, pays $3.5M to somebody they didn't ass rape.

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    Re: Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Was there ever any doubt? Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, pays $3.5M to somebody they didn't ass rape.
    Wow, I wouldn't have put it so bluntly. Maybe nude wrestling? LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The US military routinely vets 18 year olds to a muuuuuuuch greater degree than they do most of the people in Congress, or their staff. One wonders if Hasert would have made it past a real FBI clearance check.

    ****ing Washington, man.
    Well, with any luck, it'll have enormous ripple effects. His first mistake, besides the obvious, was lining himself up with Tom Delay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    People can believe the right things and yet still be hypocrites in the personal actions they take. And don't forget, weakness of character is not limit to those who believe in the value of family and a moral lifestyle.

    I always find it funny when people throw up the "wonderful family values politician" line. It's as if the actions of the individual would have been acceptable if only they didn't believe in the strength of families. Perhaps that's why so many modern day liberals love to ridicule wayward conservatives and yet still hold up President Clinton as a model and cherish his Presidency. I suppose if you have no morals you can be easily excused for acting immorally.
    I like the line myself because it shows the hypocrisy in a lot of these people and really makes you wonder what goes through their minds with BS Family Values legislation and rhetoric. Maybe we can lucky through this and that whole meme will disappear.
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