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Speaker Hastert under investigation?

ABC News claims that Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert is currently under investigation in a bribery probe involving a Jack Abramoff client. And to think, they'd just gotten rid of Tom DeLay.

Poor, poor Republicans. From the ABC Blog, The Blotter ...
Federal officials say the Congressional bribery investigation now includes Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, based on information from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government.

Part of the investigation involves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with other tribes.

The other tribes were represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff who reportedly has provided details of his dealings with Hastert as part of his plea agreement with the government.

The letter was written shortly after a fund-raiser for Hastert at a restaurant owned by Abramoff. Abramoff and his clients contributed more than $26,000 at the time.
Hastert and the Justice Department are stonewalling.

We'll see where this goes, but it is an unexpected turn of events.

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