September 11, 2007

The Bush DoJ and the Case Against former Gov. Siegelman (D-AL)

Ummm, who was so stupid as to write the last line below? And if it wasn't an attack of the stupids that led to this wording ... well that would be quite a Freudian slip, no?

Jill Simpson, an Alabama lawyer who signed an affidavit saying she overheard a Republican political operative connect the prosecution of Mr. Siegelman to Karl Rove, will be questioned under oath this week by investigators for the House Judiciary Committee. The chairman of that committee, Representative John Conyers Jr., Democrat of Michigan, has asked the Justice Department to turn over its documents in the case. The department has refused his request, saying in a letter last week to the committee that "we want to avoid any perception that the conduct of our criminal investigations and prosecutions is subject to political influence."

I'm no fan of the former governor, but this case has always been strange and it just keeps getting more odd - though in ways that fit with what we know of the politicization of the Bush DoJ.

Posted by armand at September 11, 2007 07:47 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Corruption | Politics

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