Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert – who was indicted Thursday for reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI in an effort to conceal payments to a victim of “prior bad acts” – got a creepy call during an appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal in November 2014.
"Bruce" from Illinois rang into a discussion about the midterm elections.
"Hello Denny," Bruce opens.
"Hey, how are you doing," Hastert says.
"Pretty good," Bruce says. "Remember me from Yorkville?"
When Hastert and the show's host ask him to ask a question, "Bruce" laughs and hangs up.
The very beginning of the indictment against Hastert references his time as a a "high school teacher and coach in Yorkville, Illinois." Hastert coached the wrestling team at Yorkville High School. It's unclear if the caller really knew Hastert from the town outside Chicago.