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Hastert Demands ABC News Retract Its Slander

From Drudge:

Speaker of the House, Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, May 24, 2006, about a report by ABC News claiming he was that he was under investigation by the FBI . The Justice Department said it was not investigating Hastert.

Hastert Letter To ABC NEWS President Westin

David Westin
George Stephanopoulos
Brian Ross
ABC News
7 West 66th St.
New York, NY 10023

RE: False Story Regarding Justice Department Investigation

Dear Mr. Westin, Stephanopoulos, and Mr. Ross:

At 7:25 p.m., the Statement of the Department of Justice confirmed:

“Speaker Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department.”

At 10:21 p.m., you wrote:

“Whether they like it or not, members of Congress, including Hastert, are under investigation,” on federal official said tonight.”

This statement is false, and your republication of it after actual knowledge of its falsity constitutes libel and defamation. ABC News’ continued publication of this false information, after having actual knowledge of its falsity, evidences a specific and malicious intent to injure and damage Speaker Hastert’s reputation by continued repetition of a known falsehood.

We will take any and all actions necessary to rectify the harm ABC has caused and to hold those at ABC responsible for their conduct.

Please advise regarding who will accept service of process to remedy this international [sic] falsehood.

Very truly yours,
J. Randolph Evans
Stefan C. Passantino
Counsel to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert

Another day another slander — of a Republican.

Just the media doing the work of its masters at the DNC.

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