Joe Conason / TruthdigJun 6, 2015
Republicans on Capitol Hill keep telling everyone how terribly shocked they are by the tawdry tale of Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House indicted last week on charges of money-laundering in an effort to cover up alleged sexual abuse of a male high school student many years ago. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
The Rev. Madison Shockley / TruthdigJun 4, 2015
Members of the American political elite feel they are protecting the establishment by giving the former House speaker the benefit of the doubt, just as the Vatican has done for accused priests for decades. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMay 29, 2015
Federal prosecutors have indicted Dennis Hastert, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for allegedly violating banking laws when he paid an unnamed person to conceal unspecified "past misconduct.” Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 9, 2006
Having just finished its investigation of the Mark Foley coverup, the House Ethics Committee said lawmakers behaved inappropriately, but that no rules were broken: "In all, a pattern of conduct was exhibited among many individuals to remain willfully ignorant of the potential consequences of former Representative Foley's conduct with respect to House pages." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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