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JUNE 04 2008

1. Siegelman Prosecution Continues to Unravel
2. Former US Attorney David Iglesias on “In Justice: Inside the
Scandal that Rocked the Bush Administration
3. Ex-CEO Scrushy asks court to throw out conviction
4. Prosecutors Back Off From Stiffer Sentences for Siegleman,[sic]
Scrushy
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Siegelman Prosecution Continues to Unravel
by Scott Horton of Harper's Magazine

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman finds himself in a curious
position. He was tried, convicted and sentenced on corruption
charges brought by a U.S. Attorney whose husband happened to be
advising Siegelman’s political opponent. In the meantime, spectacular
public charges leveled by Republicans against figures in their own
party have turned the tables on the prosecutors, who are now
increasingly fighting a rear-guard action attempting to save their
careers. Under intense Congressional pressure, the Justice
Department acknowledges that its Office of Professional
Responsibility has started multiple investigations into accusations of
ethics lapses and illegal conduct leveled at the prosecutors and
investigators they directed.

Evidence of the involvement of former senior Presidential Advisor Karl
Rove continues to mount, and Rove’s denials become more strangely
qualified as time progresses.

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Former US Attorney David Iglesias on “In
Justice: Inside the Scandal that Rocked the
Bush Administration”
produced by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now

We speak to fired US attorney David Iglesias about the US attorneys
scandal, voter suppression, vote caging and the politicization of the
Justice Department.

<link to source>

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Secrets & Lies: GOP Accused of Political
Prosecutions
by Adam Lynch of Jackson Free Press

The House Judiciary Committee has tried to enlist Rove to contribute
to the report, but he thumbed his nose at House members on a recent
Sunday news show, saying any subpoenas for him to testify will have
to play out in federal court.

The committee wants Rove to appear July 10 to address the White
House’s role in the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 and the
prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, as well as other
possible political prosecutions such as those of Diaz and Minor.

Rove, a college dropout who helped put Bush into the White House in
2000, accused the committee of wanting “to be able to call
presidential aides on its whim” to testify.

The committee also issued congressional subpoenas to Josh Bolten,
Bush’s chief of staff, and Harriet Miers, a former counsel who Bush
tried to put on the Supreme Court.

Bush wants to keep his secrets secret, however, and cites executive
privilege in keeping all three out from in front of the committee and,
above all, out from under an oath.

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Prosecutors Back Off From Stiffer Sentences
for Siegleman,[sic] Scrushy
Associated Press/ MyFox Birmingham

Federal prosecutors are no longer seeking stiffer prison sentences
for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth
CEO Richard Scrushy.

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Conyers admitting to
investigations involving
prosecutors in the
Siegelman Case (and more).
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photo: video freeze from FTR
interview

Leura Canary was appointed by
Bush to the position of  U.S.
Attorney in Montgomery.
She is  being investigated for
improprieties in her prosecution of
the Siegelman Case.
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Amy Goodman interviews fired
US Attorney, David Iglesias,
about the Scandal.
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