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Dennis Hastert To Friends: I Am A Victim, Too

St Charles, UNITED STATES:  US House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves his election night party 07 November 2006 at the Baker Hot
St Charles, UNITED STATES: US House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves his election night party 07 November 2006 at the Baker Hotel in St. Charles, Illinois. Hastert won his district but will lose his job as Speaker after the Republicans appear headed to lose control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Victim.
That is the word former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is using to describe himself, one day after he was indicted on charges that he illegally attempted to conceal bank withdrawals. That cash used to pay hush money to a former student–a male who was sexually abused by Hastert when he was a high school teacher and coach, according to federal sources.

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