Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who pleaded guilty in October to paying hush money, allegedly to cover up sexual abuse allegations, has been hospitalized for the past six weeks, according to his lawyer. Politico reports that Hastert suffered a stroke and has undergone two back surgeries while in the hospital.
Lawyers for ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert told a federal judge this morning that he will plead guilty later this month in a case where he’s accused of bank fraud and lying to the FBI. Several media outlets have reported that Hastert is suspected of agreeing to pay a man millions to cover up sexual abuse.
When it was announced Thursday that former House speaker Dennis J. Hastert has been indicted on blackmail charges, nobody had any idea what the hell was going on. The plot has thickened rapidly: Hastert is accused of paying roughly $1.7 million in hush money since 2010, and the L.A. Times is reporting it was to cover…