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70. AP = GOP Lawyer Deposed on Alabama Case
GOP Lawyer Deposed on Alabama Case
Friday September 14, 2007 11:16 PM
By BEN EVANS AP
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6922703...

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican lawyer who says Karl Rove may have been involved in the prosecution of former Democratic Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman emerged without comment Friday from four hours of questioning at the House Judiciary Committee.

Jill Simpson was called to the Capitol to provide sworn testimony about her claim that she heard discussions in 2002 suggesting that Rove, a former top White House political adviser, may have played a role in the corruption case against Siegelman. At the time of the alleged conversation, Simpson was a campaign worker for Republican Gov. Bob Riley, who defeated Siegelman in that year's gubernatorial race.

``We answered their questions,'' Simpson's attorney Priscilla Duncan told reporters after the deposition, declining to elaborate......

As part of a broader investigation into political influence at the Justice Department, the Judiciary Committee recently asked the department to turn over its documents involving the case. More than forty former state attorneys general also have asked Congress to investigate.

In a letter to the committee last week, the Justice Department said it has not found any communications regarding Siegelman with the White House, members of Congress, or political party officials. The department denied the committee's request for internal documents, however.....

The department - and the career prosecutors who handled the case - have insisted that politics played no role in the decisions to pursue the prosecution and have emphasized that he was convicted by a jury.

A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman said it could be weeks before the parties involved decide whether to release a transcript of Friday's interview, conducted by Democratic and Republican attorneys for the committee.
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  -Political Prisoner Don Seigelman: Republican Lawyer Set To Speak With House Judiciary Under Oath L. Coyote  Sep-09-07 05:31 PM   #0 
  - Big K&R. If Rove was involved, let's get the testimony on the record. nt  eppur_se_muova   Sep-09-07 05:33 PM   #1 
  - Kick n/t  jody   Sep-09-07 06:05 PM   #2 
  - Thanks Coyote  cali   Sep-09-07 06:06 PM   #3 
  - No problem. Their hubris will undo them on this one!  L. Coyote   Sep-09-07 06:26 PM   #4 
  - Everytime I see Don Siegelman's  zidzi   Sep-09-07 06:33 PM   #5 
  - The people "keeping at this" are TPM and Scott Horton at HARPERS:  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 10:27 PM   #41 
  - U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) asks Judiciary to include Siegelman case  L. Coyote   Sep-11-07 12:59 PM   #54 
  - to know his story is to be concerned about the future of our Republic  Supersedeas   Sep-17-07 11:21 AM   #80 
  - if they would put up a defense fund for him on Act Blue  MissWaverly   Sep-09-07 08:43 PM   #6 
  - U: "...while rascals run free simply becuz they have an (R) after their name."  L. Coyote   Sep-09-07 09:00 PM   #7 
     - thanks, I still don't understand the Siegelman charges  MissWaverly   Sep-10-07 04:15 PM   #15 
        - Apparently you do understand. There is nothing to this, except the handy coincidence  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 04:28 PM   #16 
           - thanks, glad to have this confirmed  MissWaverly   Sep-10-07 05:09 PM   #18 
              - Republicans in Ohio like Mr. Noe and Mr. Taft thought they were  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 06:05 PM   #22 
                 - A guilty conscience goes where no man pursueth  MissWaverly   Sep-10-07 07:20 PM   #25 
  - Kick n/t  jody   Sep-10-07 06:11 AM   #8 
  - AP: Simpson to be questioned by House panel investigators  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 10:08 AM   #9 
  - Jill Simpson should be given protection  MissWaverly   Sep-10-07 07:24 PM   #26 
     - Yes, her car was totaled and her house burned. Detail here.  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 09:44 PM   #40 
        - THUGS  DesertedRose   Sep-11-07 09:11 AM   #51 
           - we want our country back  MissWaverly   Sep-11-07 01:58 PM   #55 
  - TPM: NYT Weighs in = "lives can be ruined and democracy can be threatened"  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 10:36 AM   #10 
  - TIMELINE this! Did the rigging of the 2002 count necessitate the 2006 sandbagging  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 11:53 AM   #11 
  - Democracy NOW: Political Prosecution? Justice Dept Holds onto Docs in Case  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 11:57 AM   #12 
  - This is going down in history as another example of the Bush  lovuian   Sep-10-07 08:05 PM   #29 
     - Like asking, "How did they come to burning witches?" We must always remember  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 08:14 PM   #30 
        - The Nuremberg laws another example; corrupt judges enacting corrupt laws ---  defendandprotect   Sep-10-07 10:33 PM   #42 
        - That's how it is done, exactly. Look at the White House OLC and the Torture Memos.  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 10:38 PM   #46 
        - funny that you should mention witch trials  MissWaverly   Sep-12-07 05:36 PM   #56 
           - Anthropologists call it "othering" Defining an out-group is set one in every age.  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 05:53 PM   #57 
              - Shame about your thread, I missed it  MissWaverly   Sep-12-07 07:20 PM   #58 
                 - In the Amazon jungle, I tried to convince a young woman there was no sunchi bird  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 07:25 PM   #59 
                    - Yes, exactly, what would have been the result if Cold War ended  MissWaverly   Sep-12-07 07:38 PM   #62 
  - k&r........n/t  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-10-07 12:24 PM   #13 
  - HOUSE Judiciary Printshop DOCS:  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 02:03 PM   #14 
  - ALABAMA GOVERNOR = AL State Archives Website  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 05:04 PM   #17 
  - Archive for Researchers, Media and Scholars  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 05:10 PM   #19 
  - Executive Privelege ***THIS*** you slimy motherfuckers.  Husb2Sparkly   Sep-10-07 05:14 PM   #20 
  - Don Siegelman, Subject of 41 Blog Posts by Scott Horton at HARPERS  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 05:40 PM   #21 
  - Noel Hillman, loyal Bushie and lead DoJ Abramoff Prosecutor, and the Siegelman Case  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 06:59 PM   #24 
  - Abramoff and Justice in the Heart of Dixie  L. Coyote   Sep-16-07 05:47 PM   #75 
  - Fixed Elections? Election Fraud in Baldwin County = "electronic ballot stuffing"  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 06:35 PM   #23 
  - Election Fraud in Baldwin County = Dan Gans, a Republican voting technology expert  L. Coyote   Sep-16-07 06:10 PM   #76 
  - I hereby do officially dedicate this thread to ANDY.  BeHereNow   Sep-10-07 07:36 PM   #27 
  - DoJ Refuses Turnover of Internal Docs for Controversial Cases  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 07:54 PM   #28 
  - Opinion: STENCH STILL LINGERS IN HALLS OF JUSTICE  L. Coyote   Sep-17-07 05:43 PM   #81 
  - 2007.09.10 == Exposing a Corrupt Prosecution and Trial "Like tin-horned Central American dictators"  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 08:39 PM   #31 
  - How did I miss this the first time around.??? K x 100 and R to the power of  BleedingHeartPatriot   Sep-10-07 08:41 PM   #32 
  - This has been a sleeper until now. The story broke in June, just before sentencing  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 09:03 PM   #35 
     - If my Dem representatives don't make these hearings front and center and PUBLIC!  BleedingHeartPatriot   Sep-10-07 11:22 PM   #48 
  - Theres No News in the Birmingham News  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 08:41 PM   #33 
     - The B'Ham News is nothing but repuke propaganda and University Of Alabama football.  Elwood P Dowd   Sep-10-07 10:33 PM   #43 
  - Leura Canarys Stonewall is Exposed = Rep. Artur Davis has just issued a press release  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 08:44 PM   #34 
  - Some of the dirtiest, nastiest local politics I've ever seen was in Bama.  vickiss   Sep-10-07 09:10 PM   #36 
  - Congress is liable!!! they are just starting to hear this case???? IRRESPONSIBLE!!  goforit   Sep-10-07 09:30 PM   #37 
  - Actually, Congress Dems got right on it The revelations happened in late June. Would you volunteer  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 09:42 PM   #39 
  - BRACE YOURSELF: Here comes the "third-rate burglary" and the housefire, the car accident ...  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 09:38 PM   #38 
  - Here we are again in debt to another Republican lawyer who blew the whistle -- !!!  defendandprotect   Sep-10-07 10:36 PM   #44 
  - White House backs against the wall--??? Will they provide infor or declare a new war -- ????  defendandprotect   Sep-10-07 10:36 PM   #45 
  - Some of my best relatives are Republicans. The Culture of Corruption is like the Mafia  L. Coyote   Sep-10-07 10:44 PM   #47 
  - Her house has already been burned down and one of her vehicles has been run off the road and totaled  L. Coyote   Sep-11-07 12:34 AM   #49 
  - They burned her house down and ran her car off the road trying to kill her? OMG...this is some  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-12-07 07:33 PM   #60 
     - Perhaps she is. Maybe coincidence? She is in DC testifying under oath right now.  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 07:35 PM   #61 
  - White House intervention to persecute their political opponents: the telltale sign of tyranny  L. Coyote   Sep-11-07 08:19 AM   #50 
  - Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Scott Horton, Sept. 10, 2007 == LISTEN  L. Coyote   Sep-11-07 09:53 AM   #52 
  - NY TIMES: Dems See Politics in a Governors Jailing = DoJ Stonewalling + the Watergate of 2008.  L. Coyote   Sep-11-07 09:57 AM   #53 
  - Yes, whoever heard of the DOJ refusing to turn over notes  MissWaverly   Sep-12-07 07:42 PM   #63 
     - The Benczkowski-Siegelman Letter  L. Coyote   Sep-13-07 03:52 PM   #64 
        - The smell of arrogance = DoJ "has a lot of explaining to do"  L. Coyote   Sep-13-07 03:56 PM   #65 
        - I can't believe a DOJ letter straying from the truth  MissWaverly   Sep-13-07 04:09 PM   #66 
           - What an incredible list of falsehoods, and he only covers part of the letter!!  L. Coyote   Sep-13-07 06:03 PM   #67 
              - the only salvation is leadership  MissWaverly   Sep-13-07 08:41 PM   #68 
  - WELL, the week is over and Gonzo is gone. Any reports yet on the testimony?  L. Coyote   Sep-14-07 06:55 PM   #69 
  - AP = GOP Lawyer Deposed on Alabama Case  L. Coyote   Sep-15-07 12:10 AM   #70 
  - The Bham News Revs Up the Slime Machine = Rep. Artur Davis  L. Coyote   Sep-15-07 07:24 PM   #71 
  - Thank you LC for all your work on this, and keeping us up to date.....  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-15-07 08:08 PM   #72 
  - (damn. Too late to rec.). . . n/t  annabanana   Sep-15-07 08:11 PM   #73 
  - Alabama, Riley, and ALEXANDER STRATEGY GROUP, a lobbying/public relations firm.  L. Coyote   Sep-16-07 12:06 PM   #74 
  - KKK Rally VIDEO: Scottsboro Klan Video Proves Simpson's Case in Siegelman Prosecution  L. Coyote   Sep-16-07 08:39 PM   #77 
  - Political Imprisonment In America In The Age Of Rove  L. Coyote   Sep-16-07 08:46 PM   #78 
  - The King of Political Prosecutions == the reign of witches  L. Coyote   Sep-17-07 09:20 AM   #79 
  - Siegelman lawyers await word on release request = an emergency appeal  L. Coyote   Sep-17-07 08:13 PM   #82 
  - Scott Horton: Justice in Mississippi 2007.09.18 "a series of cases in Mississippi"  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 10:22 AM   #83 
  - Jailed Governor Needs Another Day in Court: Margaret Carlson  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 06:03 PM   #84 
  - Rise of the Selective Prosecution Defense= DoJ a militia arm of the White House.  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 09:55 PM   #85 
  - DOJ on Siegelman: Nothing to See Here = Lies, lies, lies  L. Coyote   Sep-20-07 09:00 AM   #86 
  - Rep. Davis takes exception to Gov. Riley's remarks  L. Coyote   Sep-20-07 09:07 AM   #87 
  - DoJ LIED and still STONEWALLING: Hundreds of pages denied to lawyer  L. Coyote   Sep-21-07 10:11 AM   #88 
  - Tracking Political Prosecutions  L. Coyote   Sep-23-07 10:12 AM   #89 
  - More from the World of the Bama Press  L. Coyote   Sep-23-07 10:31 AM   #90 
 

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