Hastert Allegations Open Window To History of Satanic Ritual Abuse Of Children
With recent allegations coming out against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert regarding not only financial impropriety but a number of sexual abuse accusations, one can scarcely pay attention to current events without recalling child sex abuse scandals that have taken place in the past, especially since many of the names appearing next to Hastert’s in media reports are the same names that have appeared in previous scandals.
Only a few weeks ago, Hastert was indicted on charges that he “structured bank transactions to avoid triggering red flags and then lied about those cash withdrawals to the FBI.”
The technical nature of the underlying criminal charges became an afterthought within days of Hastert’s indictment when law enforcement sources confirmed his case was about gay sex with underage students decades ago, when he was a high school teacher and coach.
The former speaker was arraigned Tuesday in a Chicago federal courtroom.
Separately, a woman told reporters that her brother had said his first gay sexual experience was with Hastert when he was a teen and Hastert was a school faculty member.
The brother, Steve Reinboldt, died of AIDS in 1995.
Hastert’s attorney, the high-powered criminal defense lawyer Thomas Green, did not respond to a request for comment.
The financial impropriety was apparently an attempt to pay one of these victims $1.7 million dollars for his silence, an individual known only as “Individual A” beginning in 2010. There are also mentions of two more victims, although their identities are also sealed.
NBC News states“Federal law enforcement sources have said “Individual A” was a student at Yorkville High School in Illinois while Hastert was a teacher and coach there in the ’60s and ’70s and the misconduct was sexual in nature.
The identity of “Individual A” is not likely to be known, however, since the Federal Judge overseeing the case, U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin, granted a “protective order” requested by Hastert’s legal team citing “sensitive information,” and “privacy interests of third parties.”
It should be noted that Judge Durkin was once a contributor to Hastert’s campaign fund and considers himself “friendly” with Hastert’s son.
Prior to entering politics, Hastert was both a high school teacher and a wrestling coach, a job he held for over 15 years.