Speaker Hastert’s Attorneys Accuse ABC News Of Libel & Defamation

By Brian 

Following up on this post last night, two attorneys for House Speaker Dennis Hastert sent a letter to ABC Newsers David Westin, George Stephanopoulos and Brian Ross today that said in part:

“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,’ one federal official said tonight.’ This statement is false, and your republication of it after actual knowledge of its falsity constitutes libel and defamation.”

More: “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 falsehood.”

(Via Hotline)