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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:58 PM Feb 2017

The Alabama Trump - AL Governor Robert Bentley Impeachment Gets Renewed Effort

Gov. Robert Bentley thought he had solved his problems. But he may have made them worse.

At least two state representatives - who throughout the whole Bentley scandal over the last year have been judicious and slow to cast stones- have had enough and are ready to act.

Reps. Corey Harbison and Randall Shedd, both Republicans from Cullman County, say the time for tolerance is gone. They will begin today to try to introduce an impeachment resolution on the House floor, a move - difficult though it may be -- to bypass the inactive impeachment committee and send the issue directly to the Senate for trial of the governor.

"Something has to give," Harbison said. "Public trust toward all of us is at an all-time low. We have to get some answers."

"I just don't believe the state can stand another two years of this," Shedd said. "It's very disturbing."

The resolution, similar but expanded from one introduced last year, cites ethics charges against the governor. It says he misused state property and broke campaign finance law by failing to disclose a campaign loan in a timely way. It says using campaign funds to pay attorney's fees for Mason was a big problem, and argues that Bentley violated the public trust and broke the law by waiting until 2018 to call a new election to fill Jeff Sessions senate seat.

But it's not just the legal problems that spurred action. Putting Mason on a state plane to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump last month - while taking a "date" he refused to identify on a state plane - was a slap in the face to people who supported him.

The appointment of former Attorney General Luther Strange to the Senate looked like a Bentley attempt to dismantle the AG's investigation of him. The subsequent appointment of former Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall did little to ease the minds of those who smelled a rat.

"I'm troubled by the appointment," Shedd said. "There may not be a deal cut but it sure seems like it."

Read More: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/02/gov_robert_bentley_impeachment.html

Two REPUBLICANS in Alabama are ready to subnit Articles of Impeachment Against Governor Robert Bentley.

Will U.S. House Representatives REPUBLICANS be willing to start Impeachment Proceedings again Trump for colluding with Russia with violations of the Logan Act with Michael Flynn?

We Will See!
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The Alabama Trump - AL Governor Robert Bentley Impeachment Gets Renewed Effort (Original Post) LovingA2andMI Feb 2017 OP
Meanwhile, Don Siegelman Still Sits In Prison AnnieBW Feb 2017 #1
No, Siegelman is out.... LovingA2andMI Feb 2017 #2
That's good! AnnieBW Feb 2017 #3


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2. No, Siegelman is out....
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:41 PM
Feb 2017

On Probation Until He Is Released Fully From Federal Custody, I believe in October 2017:

(WIAT) — UPDATE FEB. 8: Former governor Don Siegelman has been released. He arrived at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport around 3:40 p.m., and was greeted at the airport by several supporters and well-wishers.

Read More: http://wiat.com/2017/02/06/don-siegelman-to-be-released-from-louisiana-prison-on-wednesday/

A video of Siegelman arrival at a Montgomery, AL airport is available at the link.
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