Reaction to Comey Clearing Hillary Again

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, September 6, 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey said that the bureau had completed its examination of newly discovered emails connected to Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Just nine days ago, Comey had sent a letter to congressional committee chairmen saying that he had reopened the investigation.

On Sunday, Comey said that investigators had worked “around the clock” to review the emails. The investigators found that the emails were either duplicates of correspondence they had reviewed earlier or were personal emails that did not pertain to State Department business, government officials said. The emails were found on a computer used by disgraced former congressman, Anthony Weiner (D), who is married to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI found the email during an FBI investigation into lewd text messages that Weiner is alleged to have sent to a 15-year-old girl.
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Richard Shelby, Hillary Clinton, Emails and a False Equation

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Richard Shelby is happy.

Alabama’s longest serving senator is just tickled to death that the FBI is taking another look at Hillary Clinton’s emails. (Shelby referred to this as “reopening” the investigation, but that’s inaccurate and everyone involved, including FBI director James Comey, who violated decades of protocol by publicly discussing an ongoing investigation, knows it.)

Yes, Shelby is so happy he wrote a letter to Comey. Ordinarily, a letter wouldn’t be a big deal, but this is Richard Shelby we’re talking about here – a man so busy driving through the 60 Alabama counties (the Black Belt counties don’t count) in his Ford Explorer that he didn’t have time to attend the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma.
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Shelby Sends Letter to Comey

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In July, FBI Director James Comey denounced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mis-handling of classified material, but said that while careless and reckless, there was no criminal intent. Thus, he was closing the investigation against Mrs. Clinton without bringing the matter before a grand jury. This move angered many inside the FBI and Republicans accused Comey of acting improperly. While the FBI stopped investigating, independent journalists and news gathering organizations, particularly the controversial Wiki-Leaks, continued their investigations, uncovering thousands of Clinton emails that the FBI thought were unrecoverable. Now, Director Comey has announced that the FBI is reopening its investigation, just 11 days before the Presidential election.
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Defense May Have Revealed Key Strategy

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Jury selection in the Speaker Mike Hubbard felony public corruption trial is complete, with twelve jurors and four alternates. During the three day process, there were hints of possible strategies from the defense that could prove troubling, not for the prosecution, but team Hubbard.

The jury is comprised of nine men and seven women. Five of the men and four of the woman are African-American, and four of the men and three of the women are white.
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Pallets of Phones Gather Dust Under Newton’s Orders

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Pallets stacked with expensive Cisco phones, perhaps representing millions in State tax dollars, sit silently gathering dust in a warehouse, because someone at the State Department of Finance thinks they have a better idea.

After reporting on the botched rollout of the STAARS accounting system, more than two-dozen confidential sources have reached out to alreporter.com alerting us to myriad problems inside the Finance Department. An open record request has been made to the department, now over a month old, as its legal counsel tries to stall for time.
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Palmer Says IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Should be Fired

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 27, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Alabama) announced that he was joining his fellow members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in calling for President Obama to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Congressman Palmer said in a statement, “Mr. Koskinen has repeatedly provided misleading testimony to Congress and has failed to comply with a Congressional subpoena. This behavior is unacceptable, particularly for someone in such a powerful position.”
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