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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 03:19 AM

Ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert recovering from stroke

CHICAGO (AP) Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, awaiting sentencing in a hush-money case, has suffered a stroke and was admitted to a hospital the first week of November, his attorney said in a statement.

Hastert also has been treated for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of infection, and had two back surgeries while in the hospital, attorney Tom Green's statement said.

"We are very hopeful that Mr. Hastert will be released from the hospital in the early part of the new year," Green said Thursday. "The family very much desires that during Mr. Hastert's continued hospitalization his privacy will be respected."

Hastert was accused in May of evading banking regulations as part of a plan to pay hush money to conceal "prior misconduct." The Associated Press and other media outlets, citing anonymous sources, have reported that Hastert wanted to hide claims that he sexually molested someone decades earlier.

Read more: http://www.themonitor.com/news/apnews/ex-us-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-recovering-from-stroke/article_fd7dd442-73b4-5ea4-afba-b5f6448c431f.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 03:25 AM

1. Well, he'll get sentenced to a prison hospital, I guess.

If life is fair.

Whaddaya wanna bet he uses this to do "home confinement" or something on those lines?

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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 03:32 AM

2. The article says that it is a possibility.

Prosecutors are recommending a maximum of six months in prison.

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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 03:39 AM

3. It can't have been all that profound a stroke, really.

Unless he always sounds like a slurring drunkard these days...?

Hastert did not mention a stroke when talking to a friend on the telephone last week, Dodie Ingemunson told The Associated Press on Thursday. She said her husband, Dallas Ingemunson, spoke with Hastert and was told that he was suffering from sepsis and had undergone a "couple of back surgeries."

Strokes will often affect speech, sometimes because they hit the part of the brain that controls speech, and other times because they hit the muscles people use to speak.

I have to wonder if he's using a "mini-stroke" and trying to make it more than it is.

I do not trust that guy. Anyone who could take advantage of kids in a teacher-student scenario is a predator, even if he was blackmailed by one of his victims.

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