Dennis Hastert Charged With Concealing $1M

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been charged with concealing nearly a million dollars from bank reports, and lying to investigators about it.

According to federal prosecutors, between 2010 and 2014 former Illinois Congressman Denny Hastert structured withdrawals of less than 10 thousand dollars at a time to evade required bank currency transaction reports. The indictment claims Hastert had agreed to pay three and a half million dollars to an unnamed person to conceal misconduct against that person. In 2014 he allegedly lied to the FBI, claiming he had been keeping the cash. Hastert was the Republican House speaker from 1999-2007.

ABC’s Ryan Burrow joined us to discuss.