New Developments in Bentley Investigation

May 23, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The investigation into Governor Robert Bentley has taken a new turn, with the recusal of US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, George Beck. Those with knowledge of the investigation believe that Beck’s recusal is due to his long association with donors, consultants, and advisors, who have been been involved in various capacities with the Bentley administration.

While much of the probe into allegations against Bentley has been under the FBI’s Public Integrity Section (PIN), ultimate oversight has now been given to John A. Horn the US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. PIN oversees the federal effort to combat corruption by prosecuting elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government.
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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.
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Roby Responds to New Developments in Clinton Email Case

August 13, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 22, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) announced that after years of legal wrangling, partial truths, and failure to disclose information to Congress that the US Justice Department has finally taken possession of the private home server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) that was used to conduct official email correspondence while she was the US Secretary of State.

Congresswoman Martha Roby said in a statement on Facebook, “The U.S. Department of Justice will finally take possession of the server former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used to house the personal email system she used to conduct official business. Of course, the Clinton spin is that she directed her lawyers to turn it over to the FBI, making it seem like some act of transparency. When the Washington Post specifically ask her spokesman if the FBI ordered her to turn it over, he “declined” to say. Draw your own conclusions from that…”
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