Don Siegelman on Trial

US Supreme Court Orders Review of Siegelman, Scrushy Convictions

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in front of the federal courthouse in Montgomery by Glynn Wilson The United States Supreme Court has vacated the political convictions of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, prosecuted by the Bush Justice Department, and ordered an appeals court to review the cases…

Karl ‘Turd Blossom’ Rove Signs Books in Birmingham

Guess Who Showed Up? Glynn Wilson by Glynn Wilson About 20 people showed up at the Brookwood Mall Books-A-Million in Birmingham Tuesday to get a signed copy of former Bush political aide Karl Rove’s book, Courage and Consequence, a memoir of his time in the White House designed to try and repair the legacy of…

Karl 'Turd Blossom' Rove is Coming to Town

Democrats Plan Protest Political strategist Karl Rove has announced that he will be coming to Birmingham to promote his new book of political fiction to try and shore up president Bush’s “legacy” in office, Courage and Consequence, according to the local CBS affiliate, Channel 42 News. He will be signing books at the Books-A-Million at…

Senator Backs Down From Blocking Obama's Nominees

by Glynn Wilson An Alabama Senator with long-standing ties to the US military-industrial complex and an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama is backing down from a direct confrontation with the White House today after taking the unprecedented step of announcing last week that he would filibuster all the president’s appointments to secure earmarks for…

Siegelman Appears on Fox News, Again…

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman made his case once again on Fox News on Tuesday. He is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will take up his conviction in a review of the law against honest services mail fraud. The Supreme Court is considering about a half-dozen cases on the rights of people accused of crimes…

Siegelman Appears on Fox News About Scrushy

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman appears on Fox News today discussing HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy… The governor got in a couple of good points saying that Scrushy would be a free man today if he had agreed to testify against Siegelman. “He could have thrown me under the bus any time he wanted to and…

Master of a Lost Art: Part Two Interview with Glynn Wilson

by Joan Brunwasser Welcome back for the second half of my interview with The Locust Fork News-Journal‘s editor and publisher, Glynn Wilson. So, Glynn, if, according to you, it takes a huge investment of time and energy to understand a story, that explains why the mainstream press has not done its job on many important…

Master of a Lost Art: Part One Interview With Glynn Wilson

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it at OpEdNews.com, here’s part one of the interview… by Joan Brunwasser Glynn Wilson is editor and publisher of The Locust Fork News-Journal. Readers trying to get to the bottom of the Siegelman case, the politicization of the DoJ, the story of whistleblower Dana Jill Simpson, and other steamy…

The Law Is What The King Says It Is…

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson After spending a good part of the day Tuesday studying the U.S. attorneys response to the motion for a new trial filed in federal court by former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy, I re-watched The Other Boleyn Girl film on Encore last night. As many…

In Birmingham, Holder Lobbied on Behalf of Siegelman

by Glynn Wilson U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was lobbied to drop the case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman during his trip to Birmingham Thursday for the swearing in of Joyce White Vance as U.S. attorney for the state’s northern district, sources say. Several people, including Alabama Democratic Party officials, spoke to Holder on…

Karl Rove, Rupert Murdoch and Media Bias

Guest Column by Rep. John Conyers In the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove says that I — and others — owe him an apology for allegations that have been made about him during the course of the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the dismissal of United States Attorneys and related issues about the politicization of…

Rove Issues Non-Denial Denial in Siegelman Case

by Glynn Wilson Karl Rove admits having a “senior moment” in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, dancing around the key allegations that he had direct knowledge and an active role in the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and the firings of U.S. attorneys. He takes what Washington insiders call the Ronald…

Karl Rove Implicated in Political Manipulation of Justice

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has released thousands of pages of new documents today in its investigation of White House political manipulation of justice, including never before seen White House e-mail messages and the transcripts of two depositions with former Bush political aide Karl Rove. We are going through the documents now and will have…

White House Counsel Greg Craig May Step Down?

Controversies or Conflicts of Interest? by Glynn Wilson White House counsel Greg Craig may soon step down from his post, sources say. The Wall Street Journal is reporting he may resign due to a “rocky tenure” for his handling of certain national-security issues that have now become “political liabilities,” including the rocky discussions over the…

Spinmaster Karl Rove At It Again…

New York Times and Washington Post Pawns in Leaks Alabama Whistle-Blower Says Rove Should Be Charged President George Bush comforts Karl Rove on the day he was forced to resign from the White House in August, 2007. by Glynn Wilson The master of spin from the Bush years, Karl Rove, is at it again, even…

Siegelman Responds to Federal Prosecutors

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in front of the federal courthouse in Montgomery, with Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth, wife of Birmingham Civil Rights icon Fred Shuttlesworth, in the background. Federal prosecutors in Montgomery filed their response this week to Alabama Governor Don Siegelman’s and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy’s motion for a new trial, and…

Conyers Calls For Special Prosecutor in DoJ Abuses

An Update From DC House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers told a nationwide audience via C-SPAN at the National Press Club today (July 24) that Attorney Gen. Eric Holder “must appoint a special counsel” to investigate DoJ abuses under the Bush Administration. Also, he urged formation of a “blue-ribbon” panel to explore abuses by DoJ. Conyers…

Coalition Calls for Siegelman Charges to be Dropped

The Restore Justice At Justice Coalition calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to dismiss all charges against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. The Restore Justice At Justice campaign, representing hundreds of organizations with more than one million members, issued a press release today calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to immediately dismiss criminal charges against…

Karl Rove Questioned Under Oath Tuesday

Updates Below Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove was deposed by attorneys for the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, committee chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), said in a breaking news story posted by The Politico. Rove’s deposition began at 10 a.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m, with several breaks, Conyers said. He would not…

What Will The Birmingham Noose Endorse Next?

Sarah Palin for President and the early release of Eric Rudolph? Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson I’ve said it before and I will say it again here today. Sometimes I am profoundly embarrassed to be from Alabama. Today is one of those times. Why? Because the staff of my hometown newspaper continues to stick…