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The real reason Hastert is quitting

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by PressCoverage, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. PressCoverage

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    culture of corruption continues... can't wait for the next wave of Abramoff indictments

    Hastert To Announce Retirement As Evidence Mounts Of His Involvement In Cunningham Scandal

    No specific reason has yet been given for Hastert’s early retirement. DownWithTyranny points out that CNN quoted a GOP aide as stating, “I think he is just done with being a member of Congress.” The former Speaker’s announcement, however, comes as mounting evidence proves Hastert’s involvement in the Duke Cunningham corruption scandal.

    In yesterday’s hearings, Joel Combs, the nephew of contractor Brent Wilkes, implicated Hastert in the scandal by pointing to an expensive trip the lawmaker received from Wilkes:

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    Hastert was also wrapped up in the ethics scandal of fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff, ultimately collecting “more than $100,000 in donations from Abramoff’s firm and tribal clients between 2001 and 2004.” While receiving these contributions, Hastert wrote to federal officials on behalf of Abramoff’s clients.
     
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  2. DarrylS

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    Another right wing scandal, seems to be quite a few of them.. guess the party of family values, forgot about the law, morals and ethics.
     
  3. Holy Diver

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    this guy turned a blind eye to the molexting of pages.


    he is sick.


    he is fat.


    he is a complete prick.


    he is just like most of our elected representation.
     

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