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APRIL 30 2008

1. Siegelman: Exposing Rove is 'worth every day in prison'
2. Fed's Dispute Siegelman's Claim of new travel restrictions
3. Siegelman faces restrictions on his travel
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Siegelman: Exposing Rove is 'worth every
day in prison'
by Muriel Kane of Raw Story

In an hour-long interview with Thom Hartmann of Air America Radio,
former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman pounded hard on what he
sees as the three main issues raised by his case: the involvement of
Karl Rove in the politicization of the Department of Justice, the
apparent theft of the 2002 election in which he was defeated by Bob
Riley, and money-laundering by Jack Abramoff and his associates.

...."It's been a very expensive and costly ordeal for me and my family
and, you know, we're not whining. If serving nine months in prison and
spending every dollar I've got will lead to ... the exposure of Karl
Rove's involvement, it will be worth every day in prison and every
penny I've spent."

"When they dig up the evidence that was buried when Alberto
Gonzales and Rove left the White House," explained Siegelman,
"they're going to find that, I believe, that Karl Rove provided an
umbrella of protection over those people who were operating to abuse
the Department of Justice...."

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Feds dispute Siegelman's claims of new
travel restrictions
by Ben Evans of Associated Press

...
But Siegelman, a Democrat, said the decision to classify him as a
special offender makes a "huge difference," noting that some districts
require 30 days' notice to travel. He argued that the decision is aimed
at preventing him from speaking out about his case, which he insists
was politically motivated.

Citing a list of special offenses provided by the Louisiana district, he
said the classification is aimed mostly at dangerous criminals such as
organized crime leaders, potential terrorists and sex offenders.

"I'm not a flight risk and I'm not a member of the mafia and I'm not a
potential terrorist. They say I'm high notoriety ... but my case is of high
notoriety because of inappropriate government action that has
received the attention of the national media and Congress," he said,
referring to reports about his prosecution on programs such as CBS'
"60 Minutes" and an ongoing investigation by the House Judiciary
Committee.

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Siegelman faces restrictions on his travel
The Associated Press

Although he said he had no immediate plans to travel, he said the
new restrictions would severely hamper his ability to publicly discuss
his case.

“If I’m not a flight risk, why would they be constricting my travel and
making it very difficult if not impossible to leave the state?” he said.
“There isn’t but one conclusion, and that is that they don’t want me
speaking out on issues. They don’t want me speaking to Congress or
speaking to the media.”

Siegelman has been invited to appear before the House Judiciary
Committee on his claims of political influence behind his prosecution
although those plans appear to be on hold.

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"...the exposure of Karl Rove's
involvement...will be worth every
day in prison and every penny I've
spent."