Bentley-Collier lawsuit: Governor wanted his wife arrested for tapes

November 7, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Attorneys for former Gov. Robert Bentley, his top aide, Rebekah Mason, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials asked a Montgomery Circuit Court judge to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former ALEA director Spencer Collier.

After listening to about an hour of arguments from five different attorneys, Judge Greg Griffin said he will rule on the motion by noon Friday.

“I certainly don’t believe it should be dismissed and that we have a strong case,” Collier’s attorney, Kenny Mendelsohn said afterwards. “We’ll have to wait and see, but I feel pretty good about it.”

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Sharman’s report includes shocking allegations of witness intimidation

April 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, April 7, 2017, House Judiciary Committee Special Counsel Jack Sharman released his investigative report on the possible impeachment of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R). The Sharman report was lengthy; but there was little in there that avid readers of The Alabama Political Reporter did not already know. One area that the report did reveal new details was in the account of former First Lady Dianne Bentley’s former Chief of Staff Heather Hannah.
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Zeigler Disputes Statements by Bentley Attorneys

August 12, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 10, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) released a statement in which he disagreed with recent statements by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s (R) attorney that say that only the most serious offenses warrant impeachment. Auditor Zeigler says that interpretation of the 1901 Constitution is wrong

Attorneys for Gov. Robert Bentley filed a brief on impeachment standards to the House Judiciary Committee, in which they argued that only the most serious charges are grounds for impeachment.
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Farley Says He Can’t Support McCutcheon for Speaker

July 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 14, State Representative Allen Farley (R-McCalla) spoke to the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans at their regular monthly meeting at Sidebar on Birmingham’s Southside. When asked about the Speaker of the House race to replace disgraced former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, Rep. Farley said, “I cannot vote for Mac McCutcheon.”

Rep. Farley said that Rep. McCutcheon (R-Capshaw) was Mike Hubbard’s Rules Committee Chairman. Farey said that there needs to be change in the legislature and there won’t be if McCutcheon is Speaker. He will keep all the same committee chairman and nothing will change.
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House Judiciary Committee Meets Friday On Recommendation for Special Counsel in Bentley Scandal

July 12, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will meet on Friday, July 15, to vote on approving the subcommittee choice for the special prosecutor to investigate the Bentley sex scandal.

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee will meet on Friday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, in room 200 of the Statehouse, on the selection of the special counsel for impeachment proceedings against Gov. Bentley. According to the announcement on the Committee’s website, the Committee will vote on Friday whether to affirm the Subcommittee’s selection.
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