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John Dennis "Denny" Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician who served as the the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, representing Illinois's 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007. He is an admitted serial child molester. He represented Illinois's 14th congressional district in the House for twenty years, 1987 to 2007. He is the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. In 2015, Hastert pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges of structuring financial transactions to conceal payments to a man whom he had sexually abused decades earlier, when Hastert worked as a high school wrestling coach. In 2016, Hastert admitted that he had molested boys, but he could not be criminally charged for these acts due to the statute of limitations expiring.
Relationship to #Pizzagate
Connection to Tony Podesta
Hastert and Tony Podesta have been friends for many years. To a lesser degree, Hastert also seems to be friends with John Podesta, campaign manager for Hillary Clinton and Tony Podesta's brother.[Came up in the Wikileaks of Podesta's emails - SOURCE NEEDED]
Articles about Dennis Hastert
- Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months, and Apologizes for Sex Abuse [] - 27April2016