Thursday, April 07, 2016

Who Knew

When stories about Washington figures (in this case now ex-) come out I always wonder about the story behind the story. Specifically, who knew? Colleagues, staffers, members of the press?
For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has admitted to making: the sexual abuse of a teenage boy when Hastert was still a suburban high school teacher and wrestling coach.

But now, a Tribune investigation has uncovered new details of the case — at least four people have made what law enforcement sources say are credible allegations of sexual abuse against Hastert.