dennis hastert indicted

The true example of a "super-predator" appears to have been Hastert, a man who prosecutors say molested at least 4 boys, including a 14-year-old and one man was so damaged from this sexual assault he committed suicide.
He's been hospitalized for about six weeks.
This is not the first time Republicans have found themselves at a place where a Speaker of the House decided to resign because of intra-party fighting.
A plea deal would avert a trial and help keep any potentially embarrassing secrets quiet.
Hastert made his first federal court appearance on Tuesday facing charges he paid hush money to a former student from his days as a Yorkville High School teacher and wrestling coach to cover up misconduct.