President Obama approves Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

January 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Today, Monday, January 16, 2017, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is set aside to remember his legacy and the Civil Rights Movement, much of which was played out in Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Birmingham this weekend to remember Dr. King at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. It was her last official speech as Attorney General.
Read More

What’s happening with Jack?

December 20, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Few championed the cause of disgraced Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, more than Birmingham Republican State Rep. Jack Williams. From organizing a letter to the Obama Administration’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch to pushing legislation to aid Hubbard, it has been Williams who has fought so faithfully for the convicted felon. Williams has even made calls to raise money for Hubbard’s legal defense, according to those with knowledge of his actions.
Read More

Zeigler opposes $800 million no-bid contract to build prisons

November 21, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said that he opposes Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s (R) plan to borrow $800 million or more to build new prisons in an anticipated January special session.

Auditor Zeigler said, “Gov. Bentley is threatening a $400,000 special session to push his $800 million no-bid contract for four mega-prisons at sites he selects. It would indebt Alabama taxpayers for 30 years. I am almost finished with “Plan Z”, a common sense alternative that would cost 75% less and not allow the Bentley cronies to control this huge contract.”
Read More

House Votes to Block Prisoner Transfers from Guantanamo Bay

September 16, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, September 15, 2016, US Representative Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) voted in favor of legislation to block attempts by the Obama (D) Administration to transfer prisoners and close the prison at the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

HR5351 passed by a vote of 244 to 174. The bill would block efforts by the Obama Administration to bring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the United States or to transfer prisoners to another country.
Read More

Shelby Letter to Lynch Demanding Clinton be Held to Same Standards as Other Americans

July 6, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 5, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch after FBI Director James Comey’s press conference in which Director Comey announced that former Secretary of State and Democratic Party presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for any crimes involving her private email server.

Senator Shelby wrote to AG Lynch, “The American people are rightly concerned about the direction of this country when they see senior government officials being treated differently than lower level officials without powerful, partisan friends. Even if there was no inappropriate discussion when you recently met with former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s husband in an exclusive section of the Sky Harbor International Airport, it is difficult to explain to American voters – who are purportedly equal under the law – just how they are supposed to exercise that equality should their spouse ever be accused of a crime.”
Read More

Bentley Ordered Law Enforcement to Target Critics

March 28, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley pressured law enforcement officers to use federal and state resources to target those critical of his relationship with senior advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason, according to high ranking officers and staff.

In an effort to find potentially damaging information on those who spoke out against the couple, Bentley instructed top law enforcement agents to investigate private citizens, in direct conflict with the law, said those close to the matter (These individual spoke on background to alreporter.com because of a criminal investigation surrounding this and other matters).
Read More

Ford Says that Bentley May Have Obstructed Justice

February 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

“In the Criminal Justice System, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the District Attorneys who prosecute the offenders.”

Anyone who has watched the long running crime drama, “Law and Order,” understands how this works. Police respond to and investigate crimes and the prosecutors work with them to build and prove those cases in the court of law. The two separate but equally important groups of professionals work together in service to the people they protect. In the state of Alabama our police are the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and our prosecutors are the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Anyone familiar with the TV show (or the real life operations of the American justice system) knows that if a prosecutor asks a law enforcement officer for a sworn affidavit about something in a criminal case the state is working on the officer complies with that request routinely.
Read More

Shelby Tells Lynch the Second Amendment is an Individual Right

January 21, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 20, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) told US Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the Senate Appropriations Committee would not allow the Justice Department to use their funding to implement President Obama’s controversial executive actions on gun control.

Senator Shelby said, “As Chairman of this Subcommittee, I believe that it is my duty to the American people to properly oversee the Department of Justice and ensure that any funding provided by this Subcommittee is used as Congress intended – and within the bounds of the Constitution.”
Read More

Rep. Sewell Calls for DOJ Investigation into Alabama Driver’s License Closure Decisions

October 6, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Oct 5, 2015 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D) released a letter that she sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the closing of 31 driver’s license offices in Alabama.  Rep. Sewell claimed that the decision will disproportionately impact residents of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.

sewell5Representative Sewell said in a statement, “My office sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for a full, and thorough investigation into the decision to close 31 driver’s license offices across Alabama. This ill-conceived decision left 8 out of the 14 counties in my district – which is the only majority minority district in the state – without a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an Alabama driver’s license.”
Read More

Sewell Congratulates Loretta Lynch on Her Confirmation

April 24, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 23, the United States Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as America’s next U.S. Attorney General.  U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (D-Selma) issued a statement congratulating Lynch on her confirmation by the US Senate.

Congresswoman Sewell said on Facebook that she, “Witnessed the historic confirmation vote of Loretta Lynch on the Senate floor with some of the women of the CBC.”

Rep. Sewell said, “Ms. Lynch will undoubtedly lead the US Justice Department with the same conviction for justice that she has shown as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York…Loretta Lynch has waited longer for a vote than our last 7 Attorney Generals combined. I was proud to stand with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in support of Loretta Lynch.”
Read More

© Copyright 2017 Alabama Political Reporter