Hastert, ABC spar over investigation report
Feds deny network’s claim that speaker is probe target
WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Speaker Dennis Hastert is demanding a “full retraction” of an ABC News report that he is being investigated in connection with the Jack Abramoff corruption probe.
The report Wednesday night prompted the Justice Department to take the highly unusual step of denying on the record that the Illinois Republican is the subject of a probe.
“Speaker Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department,” spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos said.