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Hastert blames Bill Clinton for Republican child sex predator scandal

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Bill Clinton? He's pulling out that card now? This has entered the theatre of the absurd, especially since it was a Republican who did the abusing of the children. It was five Republican members of Congress who knew about the emails long before any of us did. It was Denny Hastert who was informed of Foley's page-meanderings 3 years ago, and it was the GOP staff who warned the pages about Foley 5 years ago.

So tell me again how the rich Jew - I mean, George Soros - is to blame, along with Bill Clinton, for Denny Hastert and the Republican leadership of Congress coddling child predators?

More from AP:

Hastert asserted Wednesday that any Republicans urging his ouster were playing into the hands of Democrats and blamed his problems on the media and Democratic operatives, even suggesting former President Clinton might somehow be involved.

"All I know is what I hear and what I see," he said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune on the eve of the ethics meeting. "I saw Bill Clinton's adviser, Richard Morris, was saying these guys knew about this all along, If somebody had this info, when they had it, we could have dealt with it then."

In fact, Morris, who has advised both parties, offered no independent knowledge of Democrats being aware of the Foley communications before they came out. He said on Fox News that an unidentified reporter told him a Democratic leader had known about the matter. Hastert said "people funded by George Soros," a liberal billionaire who has plowed millions into this and other election campaigns, want to see the scandal blow up. And he warned that when the GOP "base finds out who's feeding this monster, they're not going to be happy."

ABC News, which broke the story last week, has said former Republican-sponsored pages — not Democratic politicians or operatives — were the source of revelations about lurid instant messages, after the network reported flirtatious e-mails from Foley to one page
Did you catch that?
when the GOP "base finds out who's feeding this monster, they're not going to be happy
Denny Hastert is giving a political speech meant to assuage the base so they vote for the Republicans in 4 weeks. He's not giving honest answers, he's not worrying about the ever-growing list of children who were verbally abused on his watch, he's worried about the election.

As for the base, they're beholdended to a political party that enables child sex predators. Rather than trying to con people of faith with lies, perhaps it's time Denny Hastert simply told the truth about what he knew and when he knew it.

At his press conference today, Hastert kept up the insinuations:
On that point, I only know what I've seen in the press and what I've heard. There's no ultimate, real source of information, but that's what I've read. And that's what I've heard in the press.

And so the fact is: We've turned this whole thing over to the FBI for us to try to find out what happened. And that's what we want to do. And any member of Congress that is involved in this or any staffer needs to comply and the results will be there.
No facts, no evidence. Just gossip and things he's "heard." Leadership by rumors. That's effective.

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