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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 09:44 PM
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11. HOUSE JUDCIARY: Jailed Ex-Governor Sought for Testimony
I am so looking forward to a LiveBlog of this hearing! This news broke before the court order for Don's release on appeal, so ignore the travel plans in custody. The Gov. will be free tomorrow morning.

Jailed Ex-Governor Sought for Testimony
By BEN EVANS 6 hours ago -

WASHINGTON (AP) The House Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department on Thursday to allow imprisoned former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman to testify before Congress about possible political influence over his prosecution.

Attorney General Michael Mukasey indicated that he would not support the request for a temporary release but said that officials might arrange for Siegelman's testimony in some other way.

Under the committee's plan, Siegelman, a Democrat sentenced to serve more than seven years in a Louisiana prison, would travel to Washington in May under guard of the U.S. Marshals Service, said Melanie Roussell, a spokeswoman for the committee.


Traveling in California, Mukasey said of the request: "I suppose if they really want to talk to him, there must be a way to do it by remote hookup. ... We generally don't let people out of jail."

A member of Siegelman's defense team, meanwhile, said the former governor has agreed to testify. "He's delighted to cooperate," attorney Vince Kilborn said. "There are no restrictions on questions they can ask him."
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  -Gov. Don Siegelman, the Roughly $3.6 Billion, ExxonMobil, and Pissing Off BIG OIL. L. Coyote  Mar-27-08 07:26 PM   #0 
  - This is great news...When does he get released on appeal?  midnight   Mar-27-08 07:39 PM   #1 
  - Looks like, on posting bond! He may be free now. ??  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:01 PM   #2 
  - Siegelman attorney Vince Kilborn said Siegelman would be released sometime Friday morning.  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:27 PM   #4 
     - thanks for the info!  eShirl   Mar-27-08 08:33 PM   #6 
     - Siegelman's attorney: court order questions Siegelman's conviction on all seven counts  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 11:51 PM   #13 
     - So today? Woohoo!  lonestarnot   Mar-28-08 10:05 PM   #37 
  - They did it in California with the recall election against Gray Davis--the first  Peace Patriot   Mar-27-08 08:26 PM   #3 
  - Says it all: "Davis administration had sued Enron to recover the $10 billion ..."  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:30 PM   #5 
  - It is good to have that information  varelse   Mar-27-08 08:36 PM   #7 
     - Apparently, Arnold stole the prize from the Corrupt Rs that started the recall.  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:40 PM   #8 
        - Yeah, the goal was to put the foxes firmly in place as guardians of the henhouse...  varelse   Mar-27-08 08:48 PM   #9 
  - VIDEOS: Sen. Kerry on Dan Abrams = Excellent Siegelman Case Overview  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 09:03 PM   #10 
  - ABRAMS: Siegelman Freed From Prison = Scott Horton and Artur Davis  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:59 AM   #41 
  - Google VIDEO: Don Siegelman on 60 Minutes = all 14 min 20 sec  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 10:26 AM   #42 
  - yep...thanks for the link  Supersedeas   Apr-01-08 11:30 AM   #46 
  - HOUSE JUDCIARY: Jailed Ex-Governor Sought for Testimony  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 09:44 PM   #11 
  - HORTON: Court of Appeals Sets Governor Siegelman Free As Congress Calls Siegelman to Testify  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 11:39 PM   #12 
  - Team Chertoff and the Art of Political Prosecution  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 03:53 PM   #30 
  - $3.6 billion reasons why Siegelman was sitting in jail  seemslikeadream   Mar-28-08 12:00 AM   #14 
  - And, AL Supreme Court overturned the judgment, ALONG PARTY LINES!  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:13 AM   #15 
  - NY TIMES: Ex-Governor of Alabama Is Ordered Released  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:29 AM   #16 
  - P.S. Artur Davis and the new Siegelman hearing = Go after Karl Rove  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 12:48 PM   #26 
  - Carpetbagger: "A few other angles to consider in light of Siegelmans release:"  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:36 AM   #17 
  - dKOS TheOpinionGuy: Hatch Act Violations for the Prosecutors?  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:53 AM   #18 
  - CALL CONYERS & thank him for his efforts!  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:11 AM   #19 
  - Karl Rove's next move  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:16 AM   #20 
  - MADSEN: The McCain/Rove defense contractor shake down game = $$ 30 BILLION $$  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:43 AM   #21 
  - USAF Selects Northrop Grumman = 130 refueling tankers = $35 billion contract  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 01:15 PM   #27 
     - Boeing challenges refueling contract = "corrupt and incestuous relationship"  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 11:48 AM   #43 
  - L. Coyote, you amaze me daily!  annabanana   Mar-28-08 10:48 AM   #22 
  - It really does add up, doesn't it! And, how it is all linked becomes more apparent  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:57 AM   #23 
  - K&R  Jeffersons Ghost   Mar-28-08 11:00 AM   #24 
  - HE'S OUT! Gov. Don Siegelman departed federal prison in Louisiana, spoke briefly to press.  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 12:13 PM   #25 
  - VIDEO: Gov. Don Siegelman Brief Statement to Press Leaving Prison  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 06:43 PM   #34 
  - Telephone INTERVIEW: Freed Alabama Ex-Governor Sees Politics in His Case  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 03:28 PM   #28 
  - DU these LIES: Former Alabama Governor Temporarily Released To Provide Testimony In Congress  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 03:39 PM   #29 
  - K&R  rhett o rick   Mar-28-08 04:26 PM   #31 
  - All this certainly makes Alabama look like Creep Central of the Republican Party.  annabanana   Mar-28-08 06:26 PM   #32 
  - And, I'm not even including all the racism!  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 06:30 PM   #33 
  - Mississippi Justice: Bush US Attorney targeted my wife, supporters and friends  L. Coyote   Apr-13-08 02:32 PM   #53 
  - Legal Schnauzer: Siegelman: Free at Last, Free at Last  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 08:49 PM   #35 
  - kick  demobabe   Mar-28-08 10:02 PM   #36 
  - "  L. Coyote   Apr-01-08 10:44 AM   #45 
  - NY TIMES: Freed Ex-Governor of Alabama Talks of Abuse of Power  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:34 AM   #38 
  - WA POST: Former Ala. Governor Turns Tables on Justice Department  L. Coyote   Apr-13-08 02:54 PM   #54 
  - Will Karl Rove Testify? Take the Fifth?  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:37 AM   #39 
  - Siegelman rejoins family after 9 months  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:52 AM   #40 
  - ***** Welcome Home Gov. Don Siegelman ***** Official SHOUT OUT Support Thread *****  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 03:26 PM   #44 
  - Rove Looms Large in Siegelman Case  L. Coyote   Apr-02-08 11:07 AM   #47 
  - Rep. Artur Davis says Siegelman should not testify on Capitol Hill  L. Coyote   Apr-02-08 11:08 AM   #48 
  - Siegelman appeal could take a year or more to be decided  L. Coyote   Apr-02-08 04:36 PM   #49 
  - 60 Minutes VIDEO: Siegelman Says 'No Deal' occurred with Scrushy  L. Coyote   Apr-06-08 09:24 PM   #50 
  - Three Exclusive Video Clips from 60 Minutes  L. Coyote   Apr-06-08 09:56 PM   #51 
  - VIDEOS: 2008.04.08 - Don Siegelman On Abrams' Verdict  L. Coyote   Apr-09-08 09:29 AM   #52 

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