Top Leaderboard, Site wide
September 15, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Wages of Millions Seized to Pay Past Debts
Can Congress Be Responsible?
Why We March: Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril




On the Run


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Hastert Reportedly Under Investigation in Corruption Probe

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on May 24, 2006
Dennis Hastert
From www2.noctrl.edu

House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is under investigation by the FBI in connection with a public corruption probe that has already ensnared several lawmakers and their aides. ABC News (which has the scoop) says investigators are looking into Hastert’s connections to Indian casinos.


ABC News:

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress, ABC News has learned from senior U.S. law enforcement officials.

Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government.

Part of the investigation involves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with other tribes.

Link

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Mace Price, May 28, 2006 at 2:51 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Yeah…The sharks are circling Coach’s ass for sure…How many Speakers of The House have resigned since two fisted Jim Wright now?

Report this

By The Condor, May 24, 2006 at 8:59 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Well I guess we all now know why Hastert was waiving the Constitution around today saying the FBI violated a Democratic congressman’s rights when it raided the Dem’s congressional office. For the fat bastard it’s always been about self-preservation. It certainly was never about the Constitution he swore to uphold, which is evident from his votes on the mis-named Patriot Act.  DeLay had it right when he made Hastert speaker - pay him and he will do anything you want. The only question I have is do you think an orange jump suit will made Denny’s fat ass look fat?

Report this

By holdenon, May 24, 2006 at 7:53 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

The Indians finally get their revenge.  It’s the first chance they’ve had to win since King Phillip’s War.

Report this

By William Jefferson, May 24, 2006 at 6:40 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Hastert is clearly incompetent and now to hear that he may be corrupt as well makes him fully qualified to lead Congressional Republicans.

Report this
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.