Nixonian plots, half-wit schemes

November 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The scheme to defame the State’s former top law enforcement officer, Spencer Collier, is very similar to the New Jersey “Bridgegate” trial that has seen two of Governor Chris Christies’s allies convicted of using state resources and personnel for political retribution.

Now, an investigation by Senators Gerald Dial and Quintin Ross has discovered that a “dirty tricks” operation used State assets and employees to derail the election of Dr. Craig Pouncey as Alabama’s school superintendent in much the same way.
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Political Revenge, Schemes, Blowback

November 7, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

What do a conviction in New Jersey and a Montgomery Special Grand Jury have in common?

That is a question worthy of consideration, given recent events surrounding an ongoing investigation that appears to target Governor Robert Bentley and others in his political orbit.

The latest indication is that the Governor and his closest associates may be in the crosshairs of a criminal probe, over the firing of former ALEA Chief Spencer Collier and Bentley’s alleged affair with his former special advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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Chronicle: Closing The Case Against Sen. Williams

April 4, 2016

Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A criminal investigation into consulting contacts obtained by State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) after his election to the Senate in 2010 was recently closed, and the agent reassigned to Mobile.

Serous questions as to why it was closed and who authorized it are being asked by both State and federal law enforcement.

Current and former law enforcement officers with knowledge of the actions surrounding the investigation shared with alreporter.com the chronology of events that led to the case being closed.
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Collier Reportedly Met with FBI

April 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Thursday, WSFA reported that former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Chief Spencer Collier, met with agents under the authority of US Attorney for the Middle District, George Beck. Scant details of the meeting are known at this time, but it is believed that in recent days, Beck’s office has been gathering information concerning a number of issues surrounding the Bentley Administration.

Reportedly, the FBI is looking into the firings at ALEA, the closing of criminal investigations, the use of NCIC and FETS to target enemies, and Bentley’s relationship with his now former senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason and her husband, Jon. Bentley’s order to lie and not provide an affidavit to the Attorney General, in relation to the Speaker Mike Hubbard criminal case, is also believed to be of interest to the US Attorney, as well as Bentley’s 501(c)4.
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What We Know, What We Think, What We Can Prove

April 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A growing chorus of opinion makers, newspapers and politicos are calling for Governor Robert Bentley to resign or be impeached. Some of the most strident voices calling for Bentley’s head, are the ones who stood on stage with Speaker Mike Hubbard after his indictment on 23 felony counts of public corruption. And it took most opinion writers and newspapers a long time to call for Hubbard to step down.
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ALEA Chief Says It’s About the Law, Not Affairs and Affidavits

March 23, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley fired Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary, (ALEA) Spencer Collier, effective immediately on Tuesday in a press released without so much as a call to his longtime friend.

In his press release, Bentley alleged wrongdoing on the part of Collier. Just yesterday, Collier responded that Bentley was incorrect, and he would welcome an investigation by the FBI or the Attorney General’s Office.

ALReporter.com can now confirm that the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District is not investigating Collier, but the firings at ALEA and the closings of multiple criminal investigations, which are believed to have been ordered by Bentley and his unpaid senior advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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ALEA Chief Responds to Accusation: Story is Planted

March 22, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In response to an al.com report once again insinuating that Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Spencer Collier or his staff had misappropriated State funds or resources, Collier issued a statement calling out reporter Chuck Dean, Governor Robert Bentley’s chief advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason, Acting ALEA Secretary Stan Stabler, SBI Director Gene Wiggins and Stabler’s public information officer, Anna Morris.

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Collier accuses Dean of being a personal news outlet for Mason saying, “ I will be damned if I will let you, Rebekah Mason, Stan Stabler (an outright racist), Gene Wiggins or Anna Morris drag my name through the mud, and hurt my family. I promise, there is much more to come.”
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