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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 15:  Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) speaks with reporters after delivering his farewell address to Congress November 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. He announced his resignation today and said he will leave office before the end of December. Hastert, 65, announced in August he would not seek reelection in 2008. Hastert was the longest-serving Republican speaker in U.S. history, and the first speaker since 1955 to remain in Congress after losing the speakership.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 15:  Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) speaks with reporters after delivering his farewell address to Congress November 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. He announced his resignation today and said he will leave office before the end of December. Hastert, 65, announced in August he would not seek reelection in 2008. Hastert was the longest-serving Republican speaker in U.S. history, and the first speaker since 1955 to remain in Congress after losing the speakership.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

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Former lawmakers wrote letters supporting the character of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who has been accused of sexual abuse against minors.

Letters written in support of Hastert

Former lawmakers wrote letters supporting the character of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who has been accused of sexual abuse against minors.