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JUNE 12 2008

1. U. S. Attorney Offices in Northern, Middle Districts are being probed
by the Justice Department for possible political prosecution in the
Siegelman cases
2. Riley says Siegelman case wasn’t political

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U. S. Attorney Offices in Northern, Middle
Districts are being probed by the Justice
Department for possible political prosecution
in the Siegelman cases
By Bob Martin, Editor &Publisher of the Montgomery Independent

The United States Department of Justice has announced that its
Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has initiated investigations
in four matters where there have been complaints of selective or
political prosecutions.

One of the four is the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don
Siegelman, now free on bond awaiting the determination of his appeal
from convictions of corruption. The U. S. Attorney offices in both the
Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama are being probed for
possible selective prosecution in the Siegelman cases, an OPR
spokesman said today.

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Riley says Siegelman case wasn’t political
By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor TUSCALOOSA  NEWS

...Rove, meanwhile, has resisted testifying before congressional
committees except on his own terms.

“He’s told them he would,” Riley said when asked why Rove has not
testified to the House Judiciary Committee, among others. “Don
Siegelman didn’t testify in his trial, yet you want Karl Rove to go up
and testify about his trial.”

Siegelman scoffed at Riley’s characterization of Rove’s offer.

“He said he would talk to them in secret, only if there are no tapes
running and no notes made,” the former governor said. “If he ever
does get before Congress, it is likely he will plead the Fifth
[Amendment protection against self incrimination],” Siegelman said. “I
would ask the people of Alabama and the nation, does this sound like
a man willing to tell the truth, a man with nothing to hide?”

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.com video

" Now, I haven't talked to Karl Rove
in 2 years...what I read in the
paper...You know.... have you ever
wondered? Don Siegelman did not
testify in his trial, yet you want Karl
Rove to testify about his trial...Karl
Rove has said, at least the papers
said,  that he's willing to go up, he
will talk to them about anything...."
The Office of Professional
Responsibility within the DoJ is
taking a closer look at the Don
Siegelman prosecution  for
political motivations. The U.S.
Attorney office in both the
Northern and Middle districts of
Alabama are being investigated.