CHICAGO — Former speaker Dennis Hastert will learn on Wednesday whether his stunning fall from grace will also include prison time for bank fraud that he committed as part of an effort to cover up an accusation of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.This, plus Idaho's own Senator Widestance, explains the lack of resistance to the Democrats. Much of GOPe is probably hiding their preferences,
Hastert, who was the longest serving GOP speaker in history, pleaded guilty in October to one count of making illegally structured withdrawals to avoid triggering banking laws that would have required his banks to report the transactions.
Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin to sentence Hastert to up to six months in federal prison for the charge.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Why GOP Stands for Gay Old Party
4/26/16 USA Today: