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Boehner's Office Has Spent $100K Since Retirement
Former speaker keeps space on Hill, allowed by House protocol

John A. Boehner, whose last day as speaker was Oct. 29, 2015, has said he would vote for Donald Trump in November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Speaker John A. Boehner may be busy commenting on the state of politics while far away from Washington, but the Ohio Republican hasn’t completely closed up shop on Capitol Hill.  

The speaker’s post-retirement office spent nearly $100,000 from the time he left Congress last fall through the end of March, according to data from the Chief Administrative Officer of the House .  

'Humiliated and Isolated,' Hastert Seeks Probation
Former speaker pleaded guilty in hush-money scheme that may be linked to sexual misconduct

Dennis Hastert faces sentencing in a hush-money scheme later this month.  (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Attorneys for Dennis Hastert asked a federal judge considering his sentence in a hush-money case with links to possible sexual misconduct to consider “the humiliation and isolation” the former House speaker and his family have experienced.  

Hastert's lawyers requested U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin impose probation, according to a sentencing memo filed with the court in Chicago on Wednesday.  

Hastert Sentencing Delayed, New Witness May Testify
An allegation of potential sexual misconduct years ago surfaces in court

Former Speaker Hastert was indicted in May. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A judge has delayed the sentencing of former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to allow two witnesses to testify in the case of a hush-money scheme connected to allegations of possible sexual misconduct.  

A man who alleges he was sexually abused by Hastert as well as the sister of another alleged victim who has since died could be called to testify at Hastert’s sentencing, according to the transcript of a hearing that occurred Tuesday in Chicago.