Governor renews immunity claims in former ALEA secretary’s lawsuit

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley last week reiterated claims that he, as a constitutional officer of the State of Alabama, has immunity from civil action, especially from the lawsuit filed last year by former Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier.

Collier filed a defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit last year after he was fired by Bentley in March.

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Beckman urges Judiciary Committee to restart Bentley impeachment hearings

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Paul Beckman (R-Prattville) has joined State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s call to restart the halted impeachment of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

“I believe the committee needs to restart its work and resolve this issue already,” Beckman told Inside Alabama Politics. “I feel like the Governor, possibly with help from the attorney general, is trying

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State Auditor calls for reinvigorated impeachment proceedings

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

In light of recent comments by Attorney General Luther Strange casting doubt on the existence of a criminal investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley, State Auditor Jim Ziegler is calling on the House Judiciary Committee to resume its impeachment hearings.

“It is obvious that the session will start without a report from your committee on impeachment,” Ziegler said

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Zeigler calls for restart of halted Bentley impeachment investigation

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Sunday, January 1, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asking him to restart the halted impeachment investigation of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R).

“Attorney General Luther Strange had requested that you halt the impeachment due to activities by his office. He stated that his office had ‘related

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Top stories to watch in 2017

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

2016 is over, and 2017 is here. 2016 was a year full of big political news, and we at The Alabama Political Reporter anticipate 2017 to be no less intense.

The election of Donald Trump (R) as President of the United States was the biggest national news story of 2016, and has caused enormous repercussions in Alabama. Below are some of the questions we are asking ourselves as we begin the new

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Attorney General’s comments sow confusion over reported Bentley investigation

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

An exchange of letters between Attorney General Luther Strange and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Mike Jones, along with a subsequent press release announcing the suspension of hearings into the Articles of Impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley, seemed straight forward back in November.

It is a fact that Jones’ committee was investigating Bentley

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Roy Moore speaks to Constitution Party

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) addressed the fall National Meeting of the Constitution Party at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The two-time Chief Justice is presently under suspension by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for violating the canons of judicial ethics. Moore discussed constitutional principles and the controversial

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Bentley’s attorney calls Lewis’s allegations “baseless”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On November 23, 2016, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) was sued by his most trusted bodyguard. Bentley’s attorney John Neiman said in a statement that Lewis’s suit is “meritless.”

Ray Lewis is the former Chief of Governor’s Security Detail.

Neiman said, “Mr. Lewis’ lawsuit is an outrageous abuse of the system. The bulk of his complaint is full of allegations the Governor denies

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More lewd details about affair emerge in new bombshell lawsuit against Gov. Robert Bentley

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A new lawsuit filed on Wednesday against Gov. Robert Bentley and his alleged mistress and former top political aide, Rebekah Mason, reveal new details about the Governor and Mason’s alleged affair and Bentley’s alleged misuse of State funds to facilitate that affair.

Wendall Ray Lewis, the former Head of the Governor’s Security Detail and Chief of

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Bentley denies Lewis allegations; calls suit a “Shakedown”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s (R) former chief bodyguard, Ray Lewis, filed a lawsuit claiming among many other things, that the Governor and his former top political advisor Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason have lied about him claiming overtime that was not approved and they have harmed his reputation in order to cover up their illicit affair.

Gov. Bentley is denying

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