Dennis Hastert feels ‘deep regret’ but asks judge for probation

Ten months after the feds shattered Dennis Hastert’s legacy with a devastating indictment, lawyers for the once-powerful Republican said he is “deeply sorry,” “overwhelmed by the guilt he feels,” and “prepared to accept the consequences.” 
Then they asked a judge not to send the former U.S. House speaker to prison. 
“Despite his mistakes in judgment and his transgressions, for which he is profoundly sorry, we implore this court, in imposing sentence, to consider the entirety of Mr. Hastert’s life,” Thomas Green, one of Hastert’s lawyers, wrote in a highly anticipated court filing Wednesday that sought probation.     
Hastert’s legal team made the

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