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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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Fmr. Rep. Tom Delay said former House Speaker Dennis Hastert "doesn't deserve" this and has "never disappointed me."

Ex-lawmakers pen letters urging for leniency in Hastert sentencing

Fmr. Rep. Tom Delay said former House Speaker Dennis Hastert "doesn't deserve" this and has "never disappointed me."