Attorneys for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert are seeking an additional extension to file pre-trial motions in the case involving concealment of the ex-lawmaker's alleged sexual misconduct.
Hastert's attorneys were granted a request for an extension last week, which gave them an additional week's time. On Tuesday, the former House leader's lawyers sought a two-week extension, stating that both sides of the case are discussing items that Hastert "may raise in pretrial motions." If the extension is given the green light, the deadline for pre-trial motions will be pushed back to October 13.
Hastert has been charged with lying to the FBI and breaking banking rules in an attempt to pay someone off $3.5 million in hush money to conceal previous sexual misconduct.