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Former Sen. Stevens (R-AK) Conviction Overturned

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Bunz, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Bunz

    Bunz New Member

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    Frankly I am stunned. I dont have time right now to go much more in depth. But I thought some discussion might come out of this one.


    There is more of the story at the link that I didnt copy and paste.
    http://www.adn.com/news/politics/fbi/stevens/story/743906.html
     
  2. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    This is strange.

    All evidence I've seen, indicates that Stevens DID take gifts, did violate ethics rules, etc., and deserved what he got. So why are they dropping all charges?

    It could be that the Democrats, having the guy out of office and gaining a Dem seat in the Senate, have everything they wanted, and have no interest in pursuing actual justice.
     
  3. Bunz

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    Did you read the article? The prosecution under the Bush Administration screwed up, didnt provide all the disclosure documents and this is how we find ourselves.

    Heck, even when asked for a pardon, Bush refused, and he knew, or at least the justice department knew there was some fishy stuff that went on.

    As for if he actually took illegal gifts? Yeah probably, but again the prosecution bumbled.

    The thing that gets me really, is the guy who bribed all of these people, still hasnt been sentenced, now nearly 3 years later. He(Bill Allen) had been buying legislators for decades, and when he found himself in hot water for other reasons(it is alleged his son was a drug kingpin or sorts and that Bill Allen was about to be brought down over some sort of underage sexual misconduct) which triggered this whole ugly scene with 5 state legs convicted and at least one more awaiting trial, and then this conviction that has been thrown out.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    I had a sinking suspicion the entire deal was political in nature. During an election year, when things suddenly pop into the national media, you can almost count on the fact it's all political.
     
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    Apparently you didn't read the article, so how about we go over the relevant portion again?

    Got it now?...good. You know, you really ought to give Faux News and the CTs a rest
     
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    No doubt.

    The Gonzales Years are OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We've got a REAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AGAIN!!!!

     
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    No, because then Al Sharpton would go to prison for tax evasion.
     
  8. Andy

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    Well, that was my point. The relevant information wasn't provided. Why? Because it was an election year, and people were playing politics with the trial. It happens all the time.

    Of course AFTER the person in question is removed, or loses the election, THEN they drop the charges because they know they'll lose on appeal, and look really bad when the information comes out.
     
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    Andy Well-Known Member

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    And half of Obama's nominees for cabinet positions.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    the Bush white house....
     
  11. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    Who didn't pay their taxes there?
     
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