Former Republican House Speaker And Confessed Pedophile Dennis Hastert To Be Released From Prison

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports:

After serving a little more than a year in a federal prison hospital, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Il) is nearly home free. Hastert, 75, an admitted sexual molester of young boys and purveyor of hush money, will be released from prison within the next month.

The ex-Illinois congressman pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a $3.5 hush money deal with a victim he had sexually abused. He surrendered to a federal prison hospital in Rochester, Minnesota in June, 2016.

Originally he was to be released this Sunday but the U.S. Bureau of Prisons inexplicably changed the date to August 16. However Hastert could be freed at any time, without public notice, and allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence in a halfway house or in home confinement according to law enforcement sources.

(Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

  • Droz

    Should be rotting in a cell for the rest of his life.

  • Is he on record as being a Christian and homophobe?

    • zhera

      A Republican with a ‘family values’ voting record, if memory serves me, so yes.

  • zhera

    Family values? One year in a prison hospital?

    Fucking put him in a dungeoun and throw away the key.

    • Jonathan Smith

      well, yes. a Year, after all he only FUCKED up a bunch of kids.

  • perversatile

    Would this ‘Release’ occur from the top of an extremely steep hill?

  • dcurlee

    Just shows money gets you anything. Disgusting Anyone else would be rotting in jail

    • grada3784

      He probably just got sentenced for being a bag man.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • DesertSun59

    A year.

    This is why you can be absolutely assured that no one in this current admin will face even a day of prison time.

    You see, pedophilia is the one thing that Republicans hate the most. Witness the apoplexy they went thru regarding the fake pizza parlor ‘controversy’ and Milo’s demise. Pedos are anathema to the GOP because such a large number of them have been diddled by family members.

    Treason is NOTHING compared to sexual abuse.

  • boatboy_srq

    Privilege, thy name is wealthy white Caucasian male.

    • JCF

      And presents himself as “straight”.

  • netxtown

    “bank fraud in a $3.5 hush money deal”

    I need to up my price!

  • Blake Mason

    Let’s just remember he had enablers.

    • CJAS

      And still does.

  • Leo
    • shellback

      I look forward to the day when we all speak a recognizable language. English would be nice. Now, get off my lawn.

    • Leo
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      When your inflatable rejects you, give up sex.

      • Librarykid

        What about when it explodes like Hastert’s did when he fell on it?

    • JCF

      “My inflatable doll is a lesbian.”

      I’m not laughing. Lesbians aren’t punch lines for old (presumably white) male misogynist/heterosexist assholes. >:-(

  • PickyPecker
    • Jonathan Smith

      the boys are too old in that pic

      • shellback

        And for some of us, too young.

        • Jonathan Smith

          you mean the normal one’s?

    • kcken

      Chapter One: Applying for NAFTA seasonal visas so we can have immigrants cut our lawns
      Chapter Two: Prenuptial Contracts and why you need one
      Chapter Three: Which states have open carry, and which states are failed

      • Acronym Jim

        Chapter Four: Identifying red-lined districts in your city.

        • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

          Appendix A: Alphabetized list of government initiatives designed to disenfranchise people of color! NOW with Photos!

    • CJAS

      The maximum sentence for his crime was five years in prison. He served 13 months in a prison hospital.

    • JCF


      All the news coverage of 4 WHITE guys killed in drug deals gone bad? Compared to similar black guys? [Pennsylvania last week]

      A black officer kills an unarmed WHITE woman (body-cam switched off): NOW we realize there’s a problem w/ trigger-happy cops??? [Minneapolis this week]

  • bambinoitaliano

    Did the shit gibbon issue his first pardon as a practice?

  • Joe in PA

    A prison “hospital”? So he didn’t even do time in an actual prison? FFS.

    I wonder if they are keep his release date a secret for his protection?

    • David Walker

      Certainly not for the protection of kids.

  • kcken
    • shellback

      I read that as buttonhole.

      • kcken

        He will probably NEED a button for that hole after prison. 🙂

  • JT

    Hastert is being considered by the Drumpf regime for an appointment to head the Administration for Children and Families.

    • kcken

      LOL. Wouldn’t surprise me… but he been identified as gay, so I doubt it…

  • Rex

    Perhaps he can team up with Bill Cosby and present informational seminars on how to avoid getting caught.

  • Bluto
  • Hanwi

    A year for sex with a minor and obstruction of justice or a similar charge for the hush money, not too shabby. What kind of sentence does a black man in Chicago receive for having a joint?

  • Gerry Fisher

    I found myself gritting my teeth as I read the headline. Grrrrrrr! (And not in a good way.)

  • Harveyrabbit
  • TrueWords
    • M Jackson

      Thank you.

    • Lawerence Collins

      He should’ve died in prison

  • TheManicMechanic

    That gol-danged Loch Ness Monster wanted money to hush up. Tree-fitty!

  • Tread

    That wheelchair is for show only. He’s a disgusting fraud.

  • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

    I’ve never liked Hastert, but I have questions about the alleged molestations. I understand that legally what he did was wrong. But, I also know that gay teenagers often want to have sex and some of them want an older man. I have not read anything that tells whether these relationships were consensual or what the exact circumstances were. I know people who have admitted to me that they willingly entered into sexual relationships with teachers, ministers etc when they were teens. So, I am not prepared to condemn Hastert as a true molester. I need more facts before reaching that conclusion.

    • CJAS

      They were minors. Therefore, under the law, they could not consent.

      If you need more facts, seek them. As opposed to suggesting what the truth might be something other than what is.

      • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

        I suggest that you do not understand or appreciate the sexuality of gay teenagers. He may be as guilty as you say, but nothing in the reports really gives us the circumstances of the molestation. Gay teens can be very aggressive and they will seduce men if they are so inclined. That may not have been the case here, but it happens.

        • CJAS

          My understanding of “the sexuality of gay teenagers” is irrelevant. The law doesn’t accept your theory.

          Did his straight victims aggressively seduce him too?

    • kareemachan


      That little word that means “don’t believe what I said before I typed “but”.

      In other words, stfu.

      • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

        aren’t you the little shit. why don’t you piss up a rope?

  • BobSF_94117

    He was not a pedophile. He did not molest “young boys”. What he did was bad enough that it doesn’t need hyping to raise people’s hackles, no?

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Most of us consider under eighteen to be a young boy. Their bodies may look like adults, but their brains are not fully developed. Are you trying to justify something you are doing?

      • BobSF_94117

        If 18 is a “young boy” to you, what age is an “older boy” or a “young man”?

        No need to answer, as I won’t be reading your comments from now on. Bye.

        • kareemachan

          You said “bye” already. But you’re still here. And defending pedophiles.

          Did you defend Milo, too, also?

          • BobSF_94117

            “Bye” means I’m blocking the person.


      • HZ81

        Bob won;t explain that for some reason.

    • HZ81

      Um, he molested high school students. Yes, he’s a pedophile.

      • BobSF_94117

        Go look up “pedophile”.

        • HZ81

          High school students are kids until they’re of legal age. Sorry you don’t like it.

          • BobSF_94117

            And there are different terms for different things, even when both are bad things. Sorry you can’t grasp that.

          • HZ81

            Oh, so he’s a young-adult molester? Much better.

            This is what happens with people confuse their taste for chicken with reality.

          • BobSF_94117

            A “young adult” would be 18 or 19, all the way up to mid- even late-20s.


          • HZ81

            LULZ. I guess you didn’t look up pedophile then. Bye, gurl.

          • kareemachan

            Again, you’re defending the indefensible. Why is that?

        • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

          Said Bob, as his “If He’s Old Enough To Pee He’s Old Enough For Me” t-shirt glimmered in the summer sun.

          • BobSF_94117

            May your lawn grow crabgrass. Bye.

          • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

            May you get tetanus from the rusty iron spiked dildo you ride every night.


    • William

      Technically, Hastert is probably an ephebophile. It doesn’t matter, 16 will get you 20, unless you are a former elected official.

    • kareemachan

      Nice to see you’re standing up for the poor, misunderstood not-a-pedophile-in-the-legal-sense pedophile.

      Why is that.

      • BobSF_94117

        I am standing up for the English language. I am standing up for clarity.

        Also, the better people understand sexual abuse, the more likely we are to put a stop to it.

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      What part of the charges against him did you not understand?

  • JWC

    We,of course ,know full well in exact circumstances a Dem or for that matter anyothe person would experience similar results

  • HZ81

    A year? Good to be a white male Republican in this country—if you like committing heinous crimes.

  • Child sexual abuse is a rampant problem among the powerful elites. They are coordinated. This is *not* an isolated case. If queer communities truly care about the sexual abuse of children, we must condemn it in all cases. If we only condemn child rapists when a Republican or a Christian cleric gets caught, then we become enablers of child abusers who are aligned with Democratic party, Hollywood, and Judaism. I refuse to be a political ally of child abusers.

    • HZ81

      Please fuck off. Thanks.

    • kareemachan

      I agree about the Jewish part – those uber-Jews have gotten away with this for way too long.

      And I’m not being anti-semitic here. I just find this as loathsome as Catholic priests’ preying on the young.

      But…. I’d like to know about all these dem or Holloywood predators we’re ignoring. Are there some? Yup, I don’t deny that. I just find it rather… convenient for you to say, “LOOK, THEY’RE DOING IT TOO!!!1!!”

    • JCF

      {checks: 9 comments, private history}

      You’re not here to contribute to a discussion, you’re just here to troll (re your anti-“Democratic party, Hollywood, and Judaism” agenda). Go away.

  • kareemachan

    ‘$3.5 hush money’?

    Just think if he had actually paid a shitload instead….

    In other words, JMG, I think there’s a typo here….

  • Ninja0980

    Never forget that many Republicans asked for a light sentence for this SOB, and that was after they found out what he had done.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Hastert was, is and always, always will be a vile piece of shit.

  • JCF

    From GOP:


    If this was as prominent a DEMOCRATIC former office-holder, jailed for (charges related to) child abuse, being released, what would Rethugs be saying about that? [Could our ears survive the decibel level???]

  • PR

    Trump could appoint him to some high level position now.

  • RedRider67

    Hopefully he’s soon murdered by an methed-out underage hustler.