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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

02:38 min | 5 months ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"On for example criminal justice program red state like alabama. The republicans are meeting. This week i guess last weekend and the week in in orlando and there was another gathering somewhere else of the republican senatorial committee or whatever they're still pandering to donald trump. Do you think that the republican party is going to survive. Because the last thing. I read a something said there's twenty. Five percent of adults will identify self. Identify as a republican. Do you think they can survive this especially now we see giuliani and the other people being rated. Hopefully there's investigations going on and they will be held accountable for what they did to this country can the can the republican party survive this. I think they will survive. I'm not sure how they will emerge and let's hope it's not in the in the shape of a trump. But you know we've got people like hawley and ted cruz out from texas and brian. Kelly from georgia. I mean they're they're doing. They're exhibiting some horrible traits and again. I think it's all pandering to the base and you know but we have to hope that that dissipates quickly right. My only concern of the republican party not surviving is that more of them will come over to the democratic party and try to pull us further to the right which is not what we need right now. They screwed up their own party. We don't need them screwing up ours where we're finally moving in the right direction so You know let them let them deal with their own. Mess don siegelman. It's always it's always great to hear from you and you know you always have an open invitation here anytime. The book is available and now the audio book is out stealing our democracy by don siegelman. Read by don siegelman. So get i mean just hearing. I read the book and a hear your voice in it hearing you tell what happened. I'm sure as just another adds another dimension to it. Thank you for sharing your story with us and again on behalf of the american people. I'm so sorry that this was allowed to happen to you. It shouldn't take you great to be with you. Look back sometime me to anytime great to talk to you. Thank you so much but by all right. Don't forget tonight. Joe biden first address to a joint session of congress. Not quite.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:52 min | 5 months ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Civil libertarians and cared about people They were somewhat constrained by by voters but they generally found a way even during the sixties to try to do the right thing to now. We've got You know a film in congress. Saying we've got another one that tempting than dummy bill right so mo brooks is now going to run for richard shelby seat. And we could wind up with no brooks tommy tucker. Would you ever run for office again. don siegelman. Well it's given the the makeup of the alabama. And i don't think i was. I was the last democrats standing in alabama and probably the Well as you mentioned the only one do all those before top offices. So i'm i'm happy with that and you never say never probably probably because it's a it's a different world than it was twenty years ago right. I mean very different in many ways. That's really sad. Do do you have any contacts dylan state government or you just kind of doing your own thing. Well i do do for some republican friends. Who are in in. I have of course democratic friends and members of the house and senate but And i'm again. I'm quietly trying to have an impact. Where can but It's difficult in this in this climate and of course with donald trump still on the loose There's a lot of pandering to the public Saw him elected officials. And that makes it difficult to to have the kind of impact.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

07:11 min | 5 months ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Siegelman was arising progressive star in the democratic party. In two thousand to you. You're coming to the end of the first term as governor of alabama. You had already been attorney. General secretary of state lieutenant governor and governor only the only person to have held all four of those offices in alabama. You were running for reelection and you were considered to be a great prospect for the democratic presidential nomination. Going forward you were. You're the guy. I mean to win in alabama and i don't think there's been a democrat who's one state office. Since you left. I could be wrong. But i i don't doug jones right so and then they went after you you were targeted and it. And if you wanna tell the reader's digest version of the story for those who may not know what was done to you can do about show that was targeted from the bush white house. I was getting ready to launch a campaign. Against george w bush karl rove and his second lieutenant woman named kidding mccullough cain alabama state here throughout the campaign. She was one who was given credit by the state republican party for finding the votes necessary to swing the election to my opponent The election was illegally certified call robes client the state attorney general There was an influx of some twenty million dollars from the indian casinos mississippi by way of jock. Abramov ralph reed to call rose college buddies and so you know colorado singer prints were all over. The case have sworn testimony that he was involved in it. S the department of justice to presumably. I was brought to trial Thirty days before My reelection by the wife who is a us attorney whose husband was running my opponent's campaign. Us husband was running my opponent's campaign. I was brought to trial thirty days before my reelection in two thousand and six. So that's a thumbnail sketch my book. I'm excited about this and the goal has just. I'm not talking about the audio present right. Just finish the audio version reason. Why took me so long is because our listeners. To hear at bob boys not a hard gun. Come on and so. I'm really excited about that. So it is now available like through audible and the other places where you get audio books. So it is called Stealing our democracy. How the political assassination. A governor threatens our nation This this the original print copy. I devoured in about a day and a half. And i couldn't put it down and it so upset me and really and i go back and i think about what was done to you and how long you spent in prison. How long were you in prison. I was i was sentenced. Sadie eight months of ultimately served five years Came out with a new in criminal. Justice reform play this before our time runs out. I am pleased that we're moving forward with this. George floyd act to justice reform. But the waiter fix this. we've got. We've got to allow a lawyer for the families of victims of excessive use of force by police. A lawyer to be in the grand jury as because prosecutors present can knowingly and willingly present false evidence or testimony or withhold exculpatory evidence. There is no guarantee that any grand jury where a policeman is the target of the grand jury that the prosecutor is going to present bodycam video for example. They don't have to present the all the way they can present whatever evidence they want so we need a lawyer for the family in the grand jury. That's a great point. Because we've learned after the fact that the grand jury who heard the case about the the murder of brianna taylor in louisville kentucky they were never presented with any any prosecutorial information about the cops who actually killed her the only ones they heard any any evidence about was the cop who fired a bullet into the apartment next door and there was a charge filed there for like reckless endangerment or something but nothing about the cops who killed brianna taylor and then later we found out because they were never even presented any anything to to bring them up on charges so with if brianna taylor's family had a representative in the room. This would've that couldn't have happened. Is that what you're saying that we brought to light. Let me mention one other thing that most of your listeners probably not going to know and that is in grand. Juries one questions who the grand jurors are looking all for example they could all have been related to members of the police department and brianna taylor's guy so they have been members of the klu klux klan for that matter. No one no one for dyers like they do in a civil or criminal trial. The jurors racially balanced or that. They're not prejudiced in some way. Or another wow. I did not know that. So thank you for letting us know. So yes there are so many things that need to be fixed and you know obviously right. Now we're talking about a seems like an epidemic where people of color mostly black men but women and in some cases like we just saw video of an seventy three year old eighty pound white woman. Who was brutalized by police in loveland colorado police need to. I think they all need to be fired. Trained and rehired the ones who are worthy of the job. I think too many of them are there high on the power something that they have give. They've been given authority that they do have not earned and they don't deserve well. We have a better better policing better policies more better laws and we've got elect politicians who care and want to make a difference and i think we have in joe bud you know. I think that people were after trump. Were looking for someone who was both the civil and coast to as a role model for our kids. Someone who respected the rights of women someone who understood the importance of free press someone sense of history and someone who is going to pursue justice and that was Equal justice social justice racial justice environmental justice and criminal justice reform. And we've got that now in joe biden and kamala harris. I think so too. And i think we're on the right track. I'm happy with it. But i still you know i was. I was heartened to see. Today that the feds went into raid rudy giuliani's apartment and place of business and they also went after went to victoria..

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

07:13 min | 5 months ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"The trump people so horrible is they are rat fucking on steroids. Because this is the projection rat fucking. They did all the dirty tricks deal the election. They turn around and accused our side of doing what they did it. It's almost too complicated. It's enough to make your head explode. So it'll be interesting to get don siegelman take on that and find out who he thinks might be worse. you know if it was if it is karl rove who went after him who got him. Good tell you that. Or someone like roger stone in the rest of the cabal that surrounds the former guy. Speaking of part of the cabal that surrounds the former guy. It's great timing because today. Yes this morning This morning the feds rated rudolph giuliani's upper east side new york city apartment and his office building on park avenue. I love this hakim jeffries. Who is trying to position himself to succeed. Nancy pelosi as speaker of the house. I'll reserve judgment on that. Well i know where i stand but we'll go into that another day because i don't have time today. But how came. Jeffries tweeted quote. It's official rudy. Giuliani is now under federal criminal investigation. Yeah so here's the story rudy's apartment on the upper east side and park avenue office building where bolts searched by the feds devices at the crux of the probe. Investigators have been trying to figure out whether giuliani lobbied trump illegally for favors spur ukrainian oligarchs who are helping him sniff out. Biden controversies one of the key. Questions has been whether he was paid for trying to persuade trump to oust. Us ambassador. Marie ubon bitch. We remember marie-yvonne bit. She was one of the heroes of the impeachment. Her testimony was jaw-dropping. It was just just great and you know. Donald trump always threatened by any strong woman. Anybody who who'd stand up to her. Well there's more. Let me tell you. More harry. Littman tweeted out. Hold the phone. Fbi now at advert victoria. Ten things house. Oh now victoria tensing. It's a lawyer. Wife and partner of joseph degen uva same circles is rudy and trump. This has the hallmarks of a bigger day at doj. And she's probably not expecting it on like rudy. So not only did they re raid rudy giuliani's apartment and office but victoria tensing and joseph degen. Remember they were going to join his defense team and then like the next day said no. We're not and i don't know what that was about whether it was just. They didn't wanna lose their lucrative fox contributor jobs because they get money for that and they probably knew that that donald trump is a notorious shirker in other words. He doesn't pay his bills. So i don't know but there's a lot going on here and yes so this is good. This is good news about something that that judged in obviously a judge cleared the way for these raids carried out and they've got rudy's phones and computers and all right so that's going on hoping to get some bit of justice. Another judge made a ruling this one in north carolina. This one. i'm not so happy about superior court. Judge jeff foster today ruled that today issued a decision to not publicly released the bodycam footage of the fatal april twenty first shooting when when cops in elizabeth city north carolina shot and killed andrew brown. Junior remember it was. I was just yesterday. His family was supposed to see the video. They go to the courthouse or the police station or wherever it was they. Were supposed to see it and they were told. We're not ready for you yet. We have to redact some of the footage which is nonsense because this is not the media. This is not the public. This is the family of the man made killed and so they had to wait so when they finally waited they were finally brought in and shown twenty seconds of video. Twenty seconds when the video started shots had already been fired so the shooting was in processed in progress they have. They didn't have any context. They didn't get to see what precipitated it. They didn't get to see what happened before the shots were fired. They were shown twenty seconds and even at the twenty seconds. They said what they witnessed in. That twenty seconds was an execution now. The judge says no no video for you. We are not gonna show you. What's on this video. i'm. I'm sorry that's just that's just flat out wrong so now i'm hearing well we may get to see it. Let me see. If i can't find this other story that i was just looking at now. I can't find it. We may get to see it after thirty days. But they're saying the judge said his decision not to release. This footage was based based on. I can't make this up. Was based on the footage potentially affecting a fair trial if there was to be one and possibly jeopardizing the safety of the deputies in question now remember there were like seven cops and i don't have the exact information in front of me but there were seven officers suspended. A few were fired their stuff going on here and and for them to say. Nobody is seeing this video. I i think what is on. That tape is devastating and by not showing it to us. You know what we can conjure up in our imaginations. What we think happened is going to be worse than what did happen. Maybe or maybe not. Maybe it's just so horrific that i certainly don't want to see it but we need to see this stuff and i'll tell you something. This story comes out. And and then i see this one and i wasn't even looking for it but let me show you this today. April twenty eighth daily beast one fifty two. Pm eastern time bodycam footage shows fatal chicago. Shooting of anthony alvarez. This is never ending a police watchdog agency in chicago. Released chilling footage today of a cop fatally shooting twenty two.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

07:25 min | 5 months ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"A two hundred and thirty dollars a month and by the way they will not allow any teachers or staff to be vaccinated because they believe that being vaccinated poses some kind of a threat to the children in the school who they and it goes back to. They actually have a vaccine policy. Here's their vaccine policy at center academy we value individuality and honor freedom of choice. We are proud that our happiness school our happiness school does not mandate vaccines of any kind and we accept religious exemptions. Oh my god. So this is in miami miami proper. There's the preschool. Campus in the elementary and middle school campus. I'd call them. But i'll try again. I tried calling a little while ago and again there was no answer. But i'll try again. What the hell. Because i really. I really wanted per calling governor academy. They're going to school. Campus press one for the elementary and middle school to want to press to. Let's see if anybody answers. Because i really like to talk to somebody when i called earlier to see. That would go through if they even answered the phone at just. The message repeats connecticut somebody answered. Hi my name's nicole sandler do a radio show. I'm curious about your vaccine policy okay. I'm doing what was your name again. Nicole sandler on the air. It's an internet radio show. And so i wanted to and they have. I'm sorry you call in the main line. Can i go ahead and have your information. And i kept someone contacted well. See i'm i'm on the air now so i'm trying to get an answer about your vaccine policy. Your i apologize. You're calling school phone in order for us to go ahead and speak to. Parents need pick up through student. Oh i see okay all right and there's not another number i can call. I can take your name and information and then just have someone contact you. You know what. I'll call back another time. Thank you very much. Thank you so much von. Oh well at least they answered. Okay so i guess they're still doing business. Who would send their kid there would you. I guess maybe the orange county supervisor. Except he's in california or maybe they're joe rogan listeners. Joe rogan who. I guess does a popular podcast. Who know not a doctor not a scientist. As far as i can tell but he goes on the air to his millions of listeners and apparently yes he has millions of listeners. A suppose and tells them well if you're young and healthy and you work out. You don't need to get the vaccine. Excuse me what this is the problem. This is where we are in the twenty first century in the united states of america people who have no bona fee days who have no scientific expertise. No education tell you what to do with your body and how to fight this global pandemic. that's already killed almost six hundred thousand people in this country alone. What is wrong with people. If i need medical advice i certainly don't go to my account or to the guy at the gym. I go to a doctor. If i have a scientific question i go to a scientist. This is this is indicative of where i hate to say it. But we're the last four years has gotten us. I won't place all the blame on the last four years but certainly a lot of it comes from there where you had idiots who didn't know what the hell they were doing telling we had people lehman in the trump administration celebrating that they got the cdc the centers for disease control to change their verbiage and their their guidance into to use their language rather than what the medical experts say. I just i just don't get it. I just do get it so their stuff going on today. By the way. I'm looking at everything that's going on and realizing that if somebody high enough up in government wants to do something to you they can we as citizens have no recourse and this was brought back to me in a big way when i got an email from from from don siegelman. Now if you've listened to this show for any amount of time you're familiar with name and if you've if you've been involved in progressive politics for any amount of time you should know the name. Don siegelman he was governor of alabama from one thousand nine hundred ninety nine two thousand three. He was a progressive. He was just a rising star in the democratic party. There was talk that if he were to win. Re-election as governor for a second term in alabama that you know he could be a potential presidential candidate and he would have been great. You know a southern progressive would be awesome. And then well. Karl rove went after him. And don siegelman wound up railroaded. He wound up in prison. He wound up no longer governor. He wound up in solitary confinement. He served a long time in prison and finally he served out his sentence. Nobody came to his rescue not to party. Who knew who he was. He wound up serving years in jail and then he was under supervision. When he was finally released he'd just finally got rid of that and now you know he. He wrote a book. We had him on last year when the book came out called stealing our democracy how the political assassination of a governor threatens our nation. And now he finished doing the audio book reading the entire thing. So it's in his voice and and so i don siegelman has an open invitation on this show anytime and actually. It's good timing. Because i wanna get his take on what is going on. And and for example who is worse. Who was more of a part of the term. But it is an actual political term rat fucker. Who's the biggest wrath. Fucker was it karl. Rove or is it roger stone and again you know wrath fucking has been around for for a long time in fact i think they said donald gregg back in the nixon years was the original rat. Fucker wikipedia says wrath fucking is an american slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks particularly pertaining to elections the thing that makes the trump people so horrible is they are rat fucking on steroids. Because this is the projection rat fucking..

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

07:54 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"You had went to pay for your legal defense so when you got out of. Prison your wife had medical issues from a horrific car accident. You suffered before you went to jail and your kids. You know you talked about the effect. Being imprisoned has on families. Your kids were young. They were what eleven fourteen when this all started. And now they're adults. Your son went to law school, so he could work on your case I mean this. This has derailed your entire life. And as we mentioned before it sounds through everything all the issues with Judge Fuller, and the the his jury instructions and everything else that you had a perfect case for appeal, and you did go to the supreme. Court and you were waiting for them to take the case. They just said No. We're not going to hear it. It's the what. I yeah, we appeal three times and the the the first time we appealed it was based on. That initial finding by the three judge panel. That there were substantial questions of law and fact that would likely result in reversal and so the Supreme Court. Is that point? Sent the case back to the eleventh circuit. Saying? Take another look at this based on the. The actual definition of bribery which is. Not Not involving campaign contribution, but where there are, there's a briefcase of money where there's some self-enrichment scheme and the eleventh circuit said No. We still think that settlement is guilty, so we're GONNA lead. Let the convictions stand. We took the issue of acquitted conduct up to the Supreme Court as well. and that was that was. Denied. And then we saw a trial, we were asking for discovery because we knew that we had. Evidence that. The lead prosecutor was emailing my Republican opponents campaign manager. Giving them updates on the investigation. So, we thought if if there was A. There was one email that the united. States. Department of Justice had the probably were others, and they were probably linked called, roved prosecution, and of course. Our request for discovery was denied so anxious for. Those Call Roe v by also surface at some point because I'm sure that we would find his fingerprints all over my case, but now you're telling us that that that Donald trump the orange menace is trying to make nice with Karl. Rove so maybe can use some of his dirty tricks. In the two thousand twenty election, we know that that trump will stoop to nothing to. Do know no boundaries when it comes to trying to do whatever he needs to do to stay in office. Because I think he knows that the minute he's a civilian again. He should be arrested and sent to jail. He would if if there was justice in this country. What would hopefully they'll build chain him to Mnuchin to. Five hundred billion dollars to their friends and not. Telling us out offering any kind of public accountability. This is why they got rid of all of the Inspector General's. Yeah They didn't want any report coming out on how they were going to know. And Yeah I'm just awful, and it seems like the trump administration is following that Bush playbook I mean he even brought in someone to do away with anyone in the administration, who is not suitably pro-trump, enough This is not how America is supposed to be Don Siegelman. I'm telling you the the book. Just broke my heart, even though I knew the story. I knew what happened reading it again in this one you know. Volume was just heartbreaking because I see in you. What what? We could've been what we could have had, and there's no reason for this and the fact that the Democratic Party did nothing to come to. Your defense sours me on them even more obviously I have no. No love lost for the Republicans and I'm not even going I'm just really disappointed that we don't have a party that we can rely on to stand up for the rule of law, and for the really good people. We have who are working hard for the people of this country. Well Amen. That's all I can say to that go. You you have a phenomenal of putting things and. So, sometimes. You know the less said the better. Let you be my spokesperson I. Gotcha and I I wish I could I'd scream from the rafters and I do, and I have a you know I'm so. Appreciative to have this opportunity to speak with you about this again. I've followed your case all these years. We spoke a couple of times and I spoke with Dana while you were imprisoned as well and. I, just my heart goes out to you and your family for what you've been put through. This should happen to nobody. Nobody in this country ever and yet it does. The abuse of power that happened to me happened. In the in the in the in the halls of power in in. The Court House what happened to. Two more George Floyd and Eric Gardner and others happens on the streets of America every day, and you know, and it is we we'd. Know again the point of my book is that we we. You know George Floyd paid the ultimate price. Now it is up to us as citizens to create new policies, new politics and new laws to protect the most vulnerable. From abuses of power by police prosecutors are presidents. Without a doubt, the book stealing our democracy is officially out this Tuesday. Do yourself a favor by it. Read it share it. Everybody needs to know this story and you're right governor. Siegelman, it's not just about you, but it is about you because the the Republicans and Karl Rove saw somebody who was. A really good governor who was beloved by the people from both parties. Who had you know? Who who could have brought wonderful things to this nation, and they went after you for precisely those reasons, and this should never happen again, and what kills me is that? You know nobody came to your rescue. Nobody is coming to our rescue right now. That's why we have to do it. We all must stay out in the streets and protests for what's right and most importantly we need to vote. We need to get this criminal out of office, but all our problems will not then be solved because Joe Biden. I'm sorry is not. A return to the Obama Administration will not fix these things. The Obama Administration led us down on your behalf as well and we need. We need to do better than that. We need to do better as a nation. We need to do better as a party. We need to do better. Well let me let me be closed by saying saying this if if we're going to end systemic racism..

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"All Right? Hello and welcome to A. Friday. Oh I love it when we make it to the end of the week. I was GONNA. Say unscathed, but there's nothing unscathed about what we're all going through right now. All right well, it is Friday and today's the day. I have been looking forward to for quite some time because as you know over the last. Month or two I've spoken with former Alabama. Governor Don Siegelman on a few occasions I've also been reading his new book. The book is called stealing our democracy. How the political assassination of a governor threatens our nation and let me tell you it does indeed it does. I finally finished reading the book last night. And I it made me cry. Because what happened to a really good man should never have happened to anybody in this country it is. It is a travesty and even bigger travesty perhaps is that this story has not been screamed from the rooftops in every city around the nation now i. When this happened to Don Siegelman during that time I was doing talk radio here in south Florida then I moved to Air America where we covered this incredulously and as much as I remember most of the details most of what happened as this all went went by reading the. And reading a governor Siegelman a explanation of what happened. Just. Seeing all the behind the scenes maneuvering and what was done to this man is. Just reprehensible, it makes me so angry, and and so I, invited, the governor backed today to really go in depth into his story, because we've heard it in bits and pieces and bits and spurts, and the book lays it all out I want you to buy the book. It is officially released this coming Tuesday. It's available for preorder, and all those usual places but you must read this book and stick around. Because Governor Siegelman will join us in just a couple minutes We got a little bit of news to take care of and I want to play for you electric. Try to start each show with something, lighthearted and fun. something to give us perhaps a little laugh if that's possible in this day and age So and what I've been playing mostly over the last few months are a song parodies that that I found online mostly people dealing with the covid infection in a somewhat humorous way One is something different. It's an old friend Jill. So buell, who's been on this program many times, and is an old friend of mine from back in my music radio days in Los Angeles and she posted this video to her website last night. and and it just it works on water levels in especially works with what we're dealing with today, so we'll open the show officially with this new song from Jill, so buell and it's called owning the libs. You can guess where she's going with this one. Take it away Jill so buell. Here we go I, think no. No, it doesn't WANNA play. I'm owed no best laid plans, and all that you know what for some reason I'm not getting any audio out of there, which is really weird so I'm GonNa just. I'm going to have to play for you. The the audio version of the song because I can't tease you like that and then not play it for you so. Here, we go, Joe. You'll. Oh, no! Give me one more second oh best late. You knew I couldn't get through a show without a technical problem today right all right final final. Go here we go. You'll get it to the lives. Land. Called Kid. We're. Proudly given live. Church last Sunday. You know what did and..

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Be a bunch of conservative. Nothing I got theresa will be the nominee because this is the woman who can win. She's proven it as mayor of Columbus. She she was republic was a Republican city. She wanted she ran it. She was reelected. She she was you know Considered one of the best governors of small city in America an incredible. Us senator sounds good to me. All right I will post this list. The the the ones that we went over today on my blog Nicole Sandler dot com slash New York that next week new. Next week we get to Kentucky and New York and Virginia and beyond that Jersey. I don't have Jersey on there. I'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR JERSEY. New Jersey Jersey Jersey's from grape primaries coming up Jersey is July seventh. That's their new date. So every the whole calendar everything's been postponed. So I have the updated so June twenty third is Kentucky New York. Virginia June thirtieth is Oklahoma and Colorado the Senate race and July seventh is the New Jersey primary. So we'll get to it. We'll we'll get we'll get through those next week. Okay all right thank you. Howie Klein have a great week. You too okay. Bye-bye all right and with that. Well we we made it with with only a minimum of problems tomorrow governor. Don Siegelman will be here to talk about. How what he how? He would advise the Democrats to go about winning this election so I got my work. Cut Out for me tonight. I know when I'll be working on all right fixing these a gremlins. Thank you for listening everyone. Thanks for bearing with me. See You tomorrow..

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

14:10 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Is Governor Don SIEGELMAN AGAIN. The beginning hold on. I'm trying to bring it over. There are governor Siegelman. I've got his picture up on the screen for those of you who are watching on Youtube So that was the opening sequence of a film called Abacus versus the architect the political assassination of Don Siegelman and. I'm thrilled to welcome Governor Don Siegelman to the show Governor thank you so much for being here. Oh It's my pleasure. Thank you go you know. We spoke years ago. I think before you reported to prison was that in two thousand twelve yes in two thousand twelve either net bridge nation or the Democratic National Convention or online. I'm not sure yeah now. We spoke by phone. It was definitely a phone interview. I haven't I have not met you in person and I. Yeah I haven't been to any other yes it is well. Thank you so much for being here and as I've been telling the listeners you do have a book coming out. It's called stealing our democracy. How the political assassination of a governor threatens our nation. You're kind enough to send me an advance. Copy a couple of weeks ago that I'm just beginning to read. I know it's going to be released in June and I hope you'll come back on at that time when we can spend time talking about what happened to you really get into the nitty gritty. Because you're prosecution was an American tragedy and travesty and something that everybody should everybody should know about it and unfortunately they don't but it is relevant to what is going on today with Donald Trump limit. Living just give you this one brief comment about what's in the Book and Donald Trump's pictures on the back along with Jeff sessions in Colorado. Say A is because the the abuse of the abuse of power that that targeted me to silence me to get me out of the picture is something that is going on today. If you do not believe. The Department of Justice can be manipulated for political purposes. I would call Donald. Trump is my first witness a fire. James coming up against Sally Yates J Andrew. Mccabe right are hired and fired. Jeff sessions is southern white boy buddy from Alabama and then he hired bill bar does everything he can to manipulate justice to protect Donald Trump. So there's a reason he's all right and there are correlations. I mean for anyone just looking from the outside in. I would say this Justice Department as a lot scarier than the Bush Justice Department who went after you and had you in prison for five years well a and also you know they fired a number of Republican. Us ATTORNEYS WOULD NOT DO CALL. Rose political dirty work including David Iglesias and six others in the but the Department of Justice. We've got to stop the abuse of power that as we got to change our criminal justice system and that was the purpose of this boat is to To to show the public and to build support for changing the justice system. So it can protect those who are most vulnerable. Well good speaking of the and again. We will reconvene in June when the around the books released to to really get in depth into happened because again. This is a story that everybody in America should know with the in order to make sure it never happens again. This your story is not supposed to happen in America but it did right so when I was in prison. That was in prison of with a lot of young men of color and Unfortunately the prison algorithms work against those people in terms of the release early. Release that Bill Bar ordered on April authorities believe it was Of those who are considered non violent and not a threat to public safety. He asked that they be released. So they would reduce the possibility of the spread of corona virus. Well under this offer in under the Federal Bureau presents algorithms only silicon percent. Only seven percent of the african-american organs are going to be eligible for this early release because they view drug offenses as likely to be recidivist. And you know we've we've got to change that and these people need to be need to be lined up right. But that's not the case. So what what? What is the prison that you spent most of your your time in jail and prison him? Well I was in. I was in Oakdale Louisiana which the Wall Street Journal said was president under siege. The Washington Post said it was the epicenter or Ground Zero it was a a focus of NPR Because of the first six inmates that died in the United States five of them were were from oatmeal place where I spent five years. And there's a reason and most people are aware of this now but the prison conditions virtually all prisons in jails city and county jails throughout the country are overcrowded. But when you when you have. Inmates stacked up as were up the hill at one point I was in a room with twenty one people. We called it. The Submarine Submarine Room. Because they were the beds were stacked not just too high but three high Michael Ports. You got into your bunk. You couldn't sit up because there wasn't enough space. You could literally reach L. From alcohol and touch the other bunce. There was one door going into this room. And that was the only entrance and exit and there were no windows no circulation so any virus or any infection that anyone had could easily be passed on to the other end nights and when you have communal showers and communal soap and urinals that are just inches apart is I virtually impossible. I felt like I've got something to help you. Okay I think it's just from talking too much but the it's virtually impossible twos two separate properly and you know the the Attorney General's order that we should release. Nonviolent inmates who are not a threat to public safety raises the question. Why are they in their good question? Right there L. involved and not a threat to public safety. And what are they doing in prison in the first place so hopefully as we form new economies out of this crisis they were going through. Hopefully we'll also see changes in our criminal justice system. I hope so now. Let me ask you this governor. What before this happened to you before you found yourself in federal prison was the subject of prison overcrowding for profit prisons the prison industrial complex. Was that even on your radar. Was that an issue. Your concerned with I was opposed to private as I am now. I was able to get one one person off of death row because they had withheld exculpatory evidence but what? I was convicted of something. I'd do. It never happened. I just sent a shockwave through my body and I want to thank those involved in the innocence project and the equal justice initiative who have managed to get one hundred fifty people off of death row because they were proven to be Edison. So we've got a long way to go in changing our justice system and again the purpose of my book is not to promote the story about me but is called action so that we can change our justice system again to protect those who are most vulnerable right and obviously that's of paramount importance right now. We're seeing persecution of people who shouldn't be prosecuted. Your story is the perfect example. And then we see I mean just watching this administration in action hearing Donald Trump praising. Michael Flynn hearing knowing seeing him. Pardon People like Sheriff Are Pyo and I can't even remember some of the other people he's pardoned. I don't even want to think of it and think who might be pardoned in the future there. Has Roger Step well? He hasn't pardoned him yet but no doubt he will. Apparently Roger Stone found Jesus in prison or is waiting to go to prison. The thing that our justice system is truly flawed and definitely needs an overhaul l. Let me ask you this governor. Siegelman you were at the time. I think went. When did when were you? Run out of office was where it was a two thousand four. I was I was reelected in. Two Thousand and two election was stolen. And that's when I could give you some background. The Justice Department finally admitted actually was revealed through whistleblower in the In the House through the House Judiciary Committee in a sealed. See a letter. From the Department of Justice to then chairman John Conyers that the lead prosecutor in my case the lead prosecutor was emailing my Republican opponents campaign manager giving him updates on the investigation and yet the Department of Justice told John Conyers that my prosecution was not politically motivated ran. It was it was it was started by car rose client. It was advanced by car. Rose business for this wife who was bush-appointed. Us Attorney the money for my defeat was raised by Jack. Abramov twenty billion dollars. He admits this in his book. And also in the documentary. My election was stolen by Karl. Rove's client and the list goes on so the Both the the election big stolen that my prosecution or definitely political he liked it gets back to my point about Donald Trump. We've got to stop the abuse of power and it starts with changing our criminal. Justice system definitely definitely be very quickly for those who don't know the story. What was the charge that they accused you of? It was bribery right young at the time. That the that Jack Abramov was funneling. Twenty million dollars of Indian casino money into Alabama to defeat me and to defeat my papa education lottery proposal. It was a ballot initiative designed to give every child early learning and free college education grains and at the time that they were funneling in twenty million dollars illegally to defeat me. I was raising money to promote the passage of the constitutional amendment. I accepted a contribution from a fortune. Hundred five hundred Ceo and reappointed him to a board that he had been on for twelve years only about two Republicans and one governor before me come on. Democratic governor before the Fourth Governor to appoint him as God as my witness when I called and asked him if he would serve as my right hand did. If I'm like the what I asked him to serve on the board he said Oh governor. Do I have to? I'll have gone and that guy surf of years. Wow robbery and he didn't even want to be on the guy. They went after him too. So the point is I want to make another point here so I was. I was sent to prison on the basis of the campaign contribution to Education Lottery Foundation. There was no no evidence of quid pro quo much less than expressway but in my book also talk about the impeachment trial of Donald. Donald Trump In that trial we had express evidence of audiotapes of of the president swapping military aid for an investigation of Joe Bod Yup so but the Republican asserted decided that even that wasn't enough to Return on articles of impeachment. So we've got this dichotomy and you know. The law applies to some people in one way into others in another way gets back to the point of my book. We've got to change our criminal justice system without a doubt. But here's the question. I was going to get at. Did the Democratic Party. Come to your aid at all. Did they do anything to help you? As you were under siege from Karl Rove and the Republicans will let me. Let me let me let me say. Let me ask you this. In two ways some self selected members of the party Steny Hoyer And a number of other members of the House Judiciary Committee one of my champions was of course Jon condoms and but I want to quote from the Los Angeles Times of.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Other news if ever you were thinking of becoming a vegetarian and swearing off meet. This might be a good time unions in the US. Meatpacking Industry say Donald Trump is jeopardising lives and prioritizing cold cuts over workers health. He invoked the Defense Production Production Act to force meat processing plants to stay open even as the virus spreads among workers. Unbelievable in other news representative. Justin Amash who last year left the Republican Party because he saw what Donald Trump is and was doing not only his party the country. Well I appreciate everything just cinemas done but now he has formed an exploratory group to run to throw his hat in the twenty twenty. Ring to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president this scares me because I'm afraid it will take the votes of those Republicans or former Republicans who would never vote for Donald Trump who would vote for whatever Democrat was running and split them thereby making it easier for trump to win a marsh. Do the right thing. Don't run. You can't win and if you make it easier for trump to win you're really fucking us all over all right enough of that. I told you a few minutes ago. Don Siegelman is going to join us. I WANNA share with you. Just the opening video the opening segment from this movie that I guess is sort of a companion to the book. He's got coming out Don Siegelman. If you're just joining US former governor of Alabama who in I believe nineteen? I want to say one thousand nine hundred nine but I'm so bad on dates. Don't don't listen to me. Who was targeted by Karl Rove and his cronies for political prosecution and he wound up spending serving five years in federal prison. It's unbelievable so he has a book coming out in June called stealing our democracy. How the political assassination of a governor threatens our nation. So we'll reconvene in June when the book comes out when it's officially released but Don Simmons going to join us in a few minutes to talk about an issue that that he's current issue. It's something that he's very passionate about and for good reason. Nearly you're in a moment but I want to share with you. Just the opening the opening sequence from this movie that's called Abacus versus the architect the political hold on political assassination of Don Siegelman. And here's the beginning of that video. Our criminal justice when it goes wrong can go wrong. Horrendously prostitutes jail. Yes they should be in jail. That's smart but we know she's logged government. Spare no resource. We had to do a week to make sure he wasn't re-elected because he was an ongoing threat to our clients they started to manipulate the criminal justice system one purpose was to keep that from being the gum and the state of Alabama ears. What we call a fraud on the courts no doubt in my mind that Don Siegelman was. They had to get rid of him because he couldn't beat him parents where I think he's a mad. I WANNA GET SOMEBODY'S NECK IN MY HANDS. Twenty degrees injustices of our time. This is one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice that I've encountered some long Alabama. This situation Chris out for the correction in just that.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Heard a lot from the salt. Those remember like your Rut Gold drunk on Hi Hi hive takes the cake. When he got on the mic shop that that does aside and then put out a call to try. Lies have y you get so well as la. La Allies saw the world's a while Wii last so say Bang Some screen times. Wow Not oh you know I. It was was My Corona that everyone was parenting and now they're all parodying the kinks. Lola la La La La. I saw that. Courtesy of the founders. Sing you can find them on Youtube. Of course I will post the video to that wonderful parody that will be stuck in your head all day on the blog it Nicole.

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"About please in the back now and that other states governor Larry Hogan specifically said they seen a spike in people using disinfectant. After your comments last week I know you said they were Sarcasi- I can't imagine why I can't imagine why yeah. Responsibility Auburn Imagine. I can't imagine that. Yeah go ahead please for it and that was it and he just writes it off. I can't imagine why because you told them to do it. Even though you are a bumbling fool a complete Joe tarred thank you Kim Jong. Hoon for the word and a more on an idiot. You're also the president of the United States and there are a lot of people you know those poorly educated people that you like so much who listen to what you say yet. You take no responsibility. It doesn't work that way. You can't take no responsibility. So there was a a a an editorial printed the other day in the Irish Times. And you know I I call all over the world doing my quarantine calling. I like to know what people in other countries are thinking about. What's going on over here because I can just imagine right and now we have an insight. I wasn't going to read this because it's long but I reached out to the writer. A man named Fenton O'Toole and sadly I haven't heard back from him and so I am going to share this with you but before we get to this because it's going to Piss you off a little bit. Let's take care of some fun. I'd like to start the show with something funny because things are you know tend to get real during the course of the program and yeah so laughter's important medicine and we can all use more of these days so for the next couple of minutes anyway. We'll listen to a group that I've come to love. They're they're fairly new producing parody videos. On Youtube they go by the The name founders. Sing in this case. It's not a founder. Who's singing Well I'm turn remember who it was. Who who is doing the vocalizing too. I don't remember we'll just have to watch it to find out. Take it away founders. Sing.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"People are saying people elected officials mostly say one thing when the truth is the exact opposite and I call it opposite world. You never knew it. Sideways is straight ahead. No LONGER MATTER. Reality is now fiction. There's the signpost you're next on the world we live it every day and you listen to this moron open his mouth and every time he does. It's just spew bullshit. The man is a consummate liar. The only thing he's really good at lying and bamboozling at least thirty percent of the American people who actually will support this maniac. It's absolutely incredible. And then you know he'll say. Things like injects disinfectant or stick an ultraviolet light up your ass to cleanse your body and then when states report. Hundreds of calls coming into their helplines about ingesting disinfectant. He says the I don't have anything to do with that. Ryan Carom who was one of my favorite members of the White House. Press Corps was at the briefing yesterday. Was it yesterday two days ago whenever it was two days ago. And he asked him about this and Donald Trump's reactions will exactly what you would expect people using disinfectant. These talking about please in the back now and that other states governor Larry Hogan specifically said they seen a spike in people using disinfectant. After your.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

08:20 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Facebook live in addition to Youtube. Where we're branching out over here and You know doing things just so you know working behind the scenes trying to get the show out as well as we can and to that end. I know I've been trying things with the equipment here and you know it's always hitting with my show. Technical problems are us but I ordered a new piece of equipment today. We got our twelve hundred dollar government. Payoff check not that you don't do much good in the big scheme of things that hundred dollars honestly in twenty twenty dozen go very far. But I'm pulling four hundred dollars out of it to buy a new audio console which hopefully will take all of my different inputs and and Give a better end product. So keep your fingers crossed. It should arrive on Saturday and I know what I'll be doing this weekend studio rebuilding yet again so Hey we got that to look forward to right so that's on the docket Coming up in the show today. I'm I'm I'm excited to talk to Governor Don Siegelman. Hopefully you know if you've been a listener of this program Moore paid attention to progressive politics for any amount of time. You know the name Don Siegelman. He was the governor of Alabama until he became the subject of a political vendetta really waged by. I believe Karl Rove and To make a long story short Don Siegelman wound up being persecuted. I prosecuted and persecuted and wound up serving five years in federal prison for a bullshit bribery. Charge it. This was a political prosecution. This was he was a political prisoner inside the United States and what happened to him was a travesty. Well thankfully he's out of prison but it was a brilliant. Political career was derailed. I mean Don Siegelman could have an would have been a great president should have been president. He was the first progressive politician elected. Governor I think in the country certainly in Alabama and and again he was targeted by the Republicans by Karl Rove by the Bush administration because he was a progressive. Anyway he's got a new book coming out and the book I I'm just starting to read it now. It's called stealing our democracy. It'll be released in June so we're not going to talk about the book today because I really don't want to get into the book until I've had a chance to read the whole thing and then also watch. There is a film called Abacus versus the architect the political assassination of Don Siegelman so when when the governor joins me again in June upon release of the book. We'll get into all the gritty of what happened to him. And in this case it was what happened to him. It's not anything he did. He did nothing wrong but was targeted again as a political assassination that's the way to put it And wound up five years in federal prison but the governor sent me a text last night and I know this is something that the there's something he's really concerned about and I know how much it weighs on him. He wrote a letter to The Wall Street Journal. Couple of weeks ago that was published. I can't pull it up because behind a paywall but I know he wrote the letter He appeared with both Thom Hartmann. And Brad Friedman in subsequent weeks to talk about the issue of Cova Nineteen and prison and it is ugly and so at the bottom of the hour will be joined by Governor Don Siegelman. I urge you to stay tuned. He's a fascinating man if you don't know enough about him. You should preorder his book stealing our democracy in fact put a link on the blog at Nicole Sandler dot com after the show. Where I post the podcast to a place where you could buy it. That's not Amazon. In case you know in case you're interested so we'll get to Don Siegelman There's a lot of news to get to today and I gotta Say I'm I'm disgusted but we've been disgusted. But the gas lighting coming from this administration is just atrocious. It's I mean listening to Donald Trump. I know again. It's it's it's my job so I feel like I have to but I also get into that thing where I turn it on. And it's like the train wreck you can't turn away from. I can't stop because I want to know. What kind of fucked up? Bullshit thing. He's going to say next. And for instance yesterday did I did I. I don't know if I didn't pull anything from yesterday. But instead of playing something from him I want to play for you. Something that happened this morning on Fox in fines. I know it's Fox and friends. You know. Cut Me some slack here to me their fins. They're not my friends. I know they're not your friends so they're fiends anyway so yesterday we reached to pretty horrible milestones right the US past the the the million mark one million plus confirmed cases of Kovic nineteen in the United States and globally. It's just over three million so a country with that has the four percent of the global population accounts for thirty three percent of the covert nineteen infections on the planet. Just let that sink in for a moment how badly we failed and then yesterday we pass the fifty seven thousand Americans Dead Mark. Fifty seven thousand and the reason that number was important. It's because that's how many had so many lives America lost in the Vietnam War so more people killed in a matter of what two months from this virus that got out of control. I say due to the negligence of this administration and the world on the world stage we have a third of all confirmed cases while our population represents four percent of the planet's population. There's something really seriously wrong there. So you think perhaps perhaps the Gov- The government should take responsibility for their actions. So what happened on Fox and fiends this morning? Well Jared Kushner. You know the first son-in-law who say you know what we may as well be in some Banana Republic where the leaders family all has important and jared Kushner. You know he's the guy who is in charge of everything right. So Jared Kushner is on Fox and friends this morning and he actually had the gall to say this and again we're on the other side of the medical aspect of this and I think that we've achieved all the different milestones that are needed so the government federal government rose to the challenge and this is a great success story. What it's a great success story. We have a million plus confirmed cases of Kovic. Nineteen and more people have died in the last two months in the United States from it then were killed in Vietnam War. That's a great success story. This has gas lighting years ago. I coined a new phrase and granted. It didn't just grow out of the trump administration. I've been using this term since the Bush years. And it's you know it's when I get so crazed that people are saying people elected officials mostly say one thing when the truth is the exact opposite and I call it opposite.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

09:48 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Of white evangelicals in the late twentieth century the book revolution of values however the science revolution is mad king trump deciding which states will live in which states will die associate professor of economics have lenition abba is here to talk about what went empty argues about code nineteen well last democratic governor of Alabama don Siegelman drops by to talk about how prisons run iris and what they should do indeed the science of turning regulatory policy advocate with public citizen I'm meteorologist here asking why trump is fighting clean car standards and some of the coronavirus check it all out wherever fine podcasts are available here with you and it's anything goes for a ride a Greg in Las Vegas a great what's on your mind today hi Tom good better talking again I have an idea with chord progression why we don't as individual states import girl World Health Organization tasks code nineteen and you just go around the federal government I think it's time for civil disobedience in this regard we test and the idol I I believe that the answer to the question and I could be wrong on the side I've been searching for something definitive on this and and you know hopefully some reporter will dig into it but basically you know the China back in January right after the first of the year trying to publish the complete genome of this thing a German company immediately developed a test kit for it the world health organisation certified that test kit as as being one that works on that is solid and all that kind of stuff that German company then started shipping that with by the end of January when they were shipping them to over sixty countries around the world now the United States typically does not now these are subsidized by the World Health Organization the shipments of caskets because this went to the poor countries around the world typically the United States does not take the subsidized test kits on any kind of you know you know the W. H. O. provides them for influenza and things as well now I'm typically we don't take them because were you know a developed country we've got access to those things we make them here and that kind of stuff but you at an individual state in theory could buy them from the German company or the country in the companies around the world the German company has licensed those test kits to that are again approved by the World Health Organization but my my my belief and again I you know I've been looking for anything that would read but this is that the federal government has not certified that test as being valid and therefore you know if you get tested you test positive you would not qualify for federal aid or assistance it wouldn't be an artificial positive you know it trump clearly wanted all of the money from testing to be going in particular to being very politically well connected companies lab LabCorp and quest diagnostics and they're the two companies that make most of them although the individual states have gotten waivers from the federal government to be able to develop their own test kits and a number of states have done so but certainly not even close to a majority of the states but I don't think that I you know I just think it has been approved it would be a you know I I I I believe reporters of sort of tried to ask this question to trump but he always is B. S. as in lies and and dances all around us so so Greg that's that's the the you know the most that I know about all that Georgine crystal Illinois a George what's on your mind that I I don't know yeah good what's up I just wanted to thirty well the first thing is I most likely came in contact with a corona virus back in the middle of January in back then you know basically I was inside a construction trailer with one of the first cases here in Illinois where his wife came back from one China and she ended up having it gave it to her husband and her husband was inside this construction trailer and you know quite possibly infected a bunch of people now what I really didn't you know at the time the crater was I had to be in contact with this guy for ten minutes within six feet yeah I'd be within six feet of him for ten minutes and I was glad to meet that criteria and I think it does didn't start again tested I'm sure at some point at some sort of anybody testing were we can find out maybe if I did have that in that right now all across all across Germany and South Korea they've got the anybody tests you know and they're and they're widely distributed Germany's aggressively testing for antibodies and and they're discovering that that there's a huge percentage of people who never showed any symptoms at all but clearly had the infection now you know even after I talked to somebody earlier on yeah well at it he is leaving at eleven but it really highlights is how weak our healthcare system and then even our economic the system really is and it's really highlighted the need for a really strong nationalist public healthcare system and then D. if I'm with you better able to deal with that so we can test a B. one masters thing of people isolate infected and due back tracing and basically what the countries that you just said are doing but and you know other than some ingrained blathering I really haven't heard anything from Joe Biden or you know actually should provide their parties regarding support for these commonsense solutions and that's I live in has come out and said let's lower the Medicare eligibility age to sixty he's dancing in the direction of burning he just can't be seen as making a radical you turn but Bernie Sanders and privilege I appalled just this is like an hour ago announced sweeping legislation today to guarantee healthcare for all Americans for the duration of the crown of virus pandemic this is from a press release from Bernie's office the what the health care emergency guarantee act is what they're calling this and it was authored by Dr Paul and Sanders empowers Medicare to pay all the costs of treatment for the uninsured and cover all out of pocket costs for those in public or private insurance for as long as the pandemic continues so in those are really really friendly people we have been in his right direction yeah I wish you know I don't have confidence that you know the democratic leadership you know the really the people power are going to support that and up until now that you know I well I I think increasingly you're gonna see Democrats moving in this direction George you're not gonna see Republicans because as I said I'm convinced that the Republican Party believes in the herd immunity ferry you may have some older Republicans like Chuck Grassley who were a little shocked by it but I really think that that's the direction that they're going to go thanks a lot for the call Sam in Stone Mountain Georgia a Sam what's on your mind today John yes how are you doing today Tom Arnold watching a landing road show yesterday at yes you read it one off and they had the doctor on on TV with trunks standing there and he was saying how African Americans and Hispanics are in this room the worst and dying the most and I don't all of Flanders Sam that that minimizes the water virus dog who's just standing there and never said anything about hate well we'll give more money to these people but what's going on to me it's more African Americans in big cities and Hispanics in large cities and the Democrats and talk don't care he dislocated the dowel you don't want to give money and better help him to be all back in president see when all the people that vote that's how I feel about it and I'm like I think you're right Sam I'm I'm surprised he didn't break into applause when policy said that and and and like I said this goes back to this herd immunity theory which is you know let the virus burn through America and let you know just like JP Morgan said about the business community back in nineteen twenty nine you know kill off the week as it were well in the United States is a legacy of slavery and and you know a century and a half of of legalized discrimination which continues to this day one of those communities that use a week community essentially not just older people but also poor people and in particular poor people who are who are black and brown African Americans and Hispanics and native Americans and those communities are getting hit harder by this there in there get in there and they're dying at higher rates and frankly in the herd immunity theory you know those were people who were going to die anyway so let's just get rid of the dead wood I really believe that's how trump is thinking about this back to you Sam Sam hung up at about at a you know I think that's what's going on I really do and I I I it's it's it's criminal I mean it borders on genocide Charles in Hollywood Florida Hey Charles what's up you're right I agree with you one hundred percent about.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

15:13 min | 1 year ago

"don siegelman" Discussed on Truth Be Told

"Sees the ballots took them to Montgomery legally certified my opponent as the winter war which then put us in a catch twenty two in Alabama. You can't challenge at election unless you can prove to adjudge that. There were enough illegal. Votes cast or legal votes counted to make a difference in the outcome. Well because the attorney general call rose client had the balance and good let anybody see them or count them. I could not get a recount so announced that. Okay guys. You got me on this one. But I'M GONNA come back and run again in two thousand six and win this election and get on with building the state at that point. Jeff sessions retired agents. Were put into gear. They built the case. They filed the case in Federal Gordon Northern District of Alabama. The federal judge the first day of the trial. So this is the most unfounded criminal case over which I've ever presented him in my twenty nine years and seven months on the badge. The government dismissed the case with prejudice within just days after my formal announcement that I was going to run again in two thousand six. A second indictment was released that resulted in the trial in two thousand six. I WanNa make something clear here to about Donald Trump. Bang on the back cover. And I'd like to know so. Think about Rob Begovic militarising. The governor together villain away was on tape. Recorded trying to make deals to swap favors official action for things that would benefit him personally. In case I was not accused of taking a single penny the contribution the one contribution that sent me to prison was a contribution to not Alabama education lottery proposal a ballot referendum. That was being posed by jacked Abramov and the Mississippi choctaw Indians funnel twenty million dollars illegally entered the state. I raised money legallais. Five hundred thousand dollars to promote the passage of the lottery which would have sent against the college for free and provided universal early learning for all Alabama skits. There was. There was no evidence of any who had broke much less and express one as in Begovic guys. And if you if you look at the allegations of Donald Trump's in eastland their allegations that and we heard tape recordings of Donald trump saying to the president of Ukraine. Basically you can get this money but I wanted investigation you. There's a big difference between what's made a person and and the allegations against Donald Trump. And what sent Rod Begovic to person? Selling my there was no quid. Pro Quo no personal benefit idea point. That was official action. I did appoint a fortune five hundred CEO to a back to a board on which she had served for twelve years appointed by three previous governors Republicans and Democrats a nonpaying board. Yes there was official action. I did appoint this guy contributor to the same board on which is served for twelve years but the facts and circumstances surrounding not gay so far different from others. My point is I'm giving you the background of of of how the Justice Department and be manipulated to prosecute someone if they want to bring them down. Department of Justice under Karl Rove was weaponized to go after Democrats and to basically to leave. Republicans in fact he fired seven Republican. Us attorneys they negotiate wrote a book blurred back from my book. IF I had seven Republicans. Us attorneys because they wouldn't take all rose dirty work and then they promoted people like those prosecuted me And rewarded them with right so anyway. There's a big difference between by case and others the coheres abuse of power whether it's Democrat or Republican has got to come to an end. And if you don't believe that Donald Trump can can manipulate the department of Justice for Olympic Land. Look at look at the facts. He fired sally. Yates James Comey fired. Andrew McCabe he hired Jeff Sessions. Far Jeff sessions when he wouldn't you do what trump wanted him today with the Department of Justice and hired bill law. He does so clearly. The Department of Justice can't be shaped for a political outcome. Not that's not to say. The Donald Trump has been abusing his power in the sense of using it to prosecute Democrats but it is to say that it can be manipulated. Can Be abused and Inaba lay out a plan where we can occur. Tail the abuse of Power. Not just for political prosecutions. But for anybody I think about it. If they can bring a governor down and I had the resources to fight I have had people who were willing to contribute to my legal defense lawyers. Lots of them for decades But if they can do this to a sitting governor what can they do to an unemployed steelworker petition housewife the mechanic down the street? What can what can they do to a woman of color if they want to put them there for half ounce of marijuana more well let me ask you. This actually brings your question. You say you've outlined in your book but if you're saying that they can take down a governor. How the hell just does everyday folk. How are we gonNA make a difference? How do I mean we vote people in that? We hope that can make a difference better as you can see if they don't like these people they're going to take them out. I mean I'm just going to throw out there with Katie Hill. You know here in California. She had some nude pictures or something like that. And she instantly resigned valley and Simi Valley. So it's how how to an and I'm not talking about just Democrats I'm talking about. Even Republicans are matter any party Randy Party. It's it's if they can take down a governor and even a senator or I mean we've seen senators rea resigned due to allegations and You mean look at Nixon. You know getting you know yes he? He broke the law. But it's like they got him out to he resigned. How do we just everyday people? Americans stop this corruption. How can we do that? I don't have I don't have an answer right. Everything right right I I serve. I served time in prison. Beginning thousand seven And I met a lot of people and talk to a lot of people helped a lot of paper wrote a lot of petitions and briefs and did what I could to help those that I felt had been wrongly accused or convicted. And what I learned was that this was a federal prison. What I'm talking about is federal but it's also applicability to state prosecutors as well. The federal government gets nine ninety nine percent of all of the indictments. They see ninety. Nine percents is a pretty good record. Almost almost flawless which raises the question in the world. Do they do that? Ninety seven percent of the people who are indicted plead guilty about sixty seven percent of them before they even got an attorney. The government has a phenomenal record of sending people to prison. And but the reason that it's happening is because has one of your judges The the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals Alex. Kozinski said prosecute the withholding the withholding on the scope. Patry evidence by prosecutors. Is Epidemic the Prosecutors in the secrecy of a grand jury can present false evidence. False testimony with withhold exculpatory. Evidence evidence. Tim Free a target With with with impunity. They did this because there is no judge present and there is no lawyer for the for the target of the grand jury president to to object to the testimony or to object to the production of evidence. Now if you're in a civil deposition and a lawyer presents a question that shouldn't be asked or trials introduce evidence that shouldn't be introduced. The lawyer for the defendant has an opportunity to judge and a magistrate judge decides whether or not that evidence or testimony should be love in what should happen in grand. Juries is that the target should be able to have a lawyer present to object to false testimony or to object misleading evidence And that those objections should be heard and decided by a judge before the grand jury acts on them. It is indisputable that a grand jury is a critical point of a credit of a criminal proceeding. It does no good that our our laws require a defendant to have an attorney if they've already been indicted and ninety seven percent of them have already pled guilty for a lawyer to have any impact on behalf of those who are innocent or he should not be charged in the grand jury setting. And you know there's so many table who well. I'm just talking about myself me. I wouldn't have been indicted if I had had a lawyer. Present in my grand jury of the two lawyers that presenting evidence. One of them was his name. Is Matt Hart? The Department of Justice itself released a report that was published by the project on governmental oversight of December fourteenth. Two Thousand Fifteen. The government itself Department of Justice itself it mid that in my case they had evidence that the lead prosecutor he was pushing for my investigation and prosecution was in email communication with Republican opponents campaign manager. Now let's back up. Pill Hill was managing Republican opponents campaign. It was the husband of the of the. Us Attorney Call Rose best friend. His business partner in Alabama is was a guy named Billy Canary. They both were in the Bush quayle campaign without failed in nineteen. Ninety-two they both came. Alabama Karl Rove. Billy Canary Married girl. Smell the rose set up shop on Rosemary Beach and on the Gulf Coast Billy. Canary settled him his wife and and Montgomery they worked together to take over political campaigns in Alabama. One of the campaigns eventually was the State Attorney General Karl Rove Not. My point is the. Us Attorney is was connected to rove the State Attorney General was his client. The lead prosecutor was who is seeking investigation was email communication with my Republican opponents campaign manager and I was brought to trial one month before my reelection in the courtroom. Where the a the wife of Colorado's best friend and the campaign manager my opponent was the prosecutor. Ron said he wanted to act as well. I mean my thing is. You're when you wrote this book. I mean you must have a lot of a lot of information that you wanted to put it in this book and and was there some things in the book that are that. You didn't put the book that you wanted to. That may be COULDA got.

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"don siegelman" Discussed on Truth Be Told

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"don siegelman" Discussed on Truth Be Told

"Right well. We're excited to have you here because we like to get into those controversial topics and and sometimes political Movements and And we we sometimes get in trouble with them but we don't care because we have a good time. We have a good time but You have a new book coming out that we want to talk about And it's called stealing our democracy and Before we get into the book I'm GonNa find out I mean leading up to your removal. There is a lot of stuff going on and I I just want to find out. How when did the investigation began on you and how did START Because a lot of people it's been a while since this happened. So they want. Maybe we can get caught up on on that ancient history except it's not because the abuse of power that brought me down is going on today and you it's it. This is the abuse of power is not limited to Republicans and I want to make that clear. Anyone who holds power can abuse it and it so happened that I was a target of called rose or claiming cronies in Alabama. But let me let me. Just go back and refresh people's memory or please inform your your listeners and viewers. I had been elected. Governor was defeated Republican incumbent to be elected in nineteen ninety eight took office in nineteen ninety nine January in March Just some six weeks after taking office and investigation was started by Koros client State Attorney General. It's not just my word that Rove was involved in my prosecution. We have sworn testimony from a Republican lawyer who was hired by opponent to do negative research on. She came forward toiling remorse or guilt to the House Judiciary Committee and gave them a sworn statement. She was on a telephone conversation with the husband of my prosecutor when he said that he had spoken to. Carl Carl had gotten the Department of Justice to pursue me but I can get into other details later but the the question would be. Why would he care right? Why would that would be my question? Well the Kiplinger Letter Business Journal. Ed reported on March of two thousand and one that I was likely darkhorse candidate for the Democratic nomination in two thousand four saying that I was in a position to carry the south. It gives the Democrats the best chance they had against George W Bush. The famous Jimmy Carter emerged from the South and Bill Clinton after him. It wasn't just Carlos client started the it was coal rose business partner in Alabama this wife who was appointed. Us Attorney by George W Bush who kicked a federal investigation into high gear. It was call rose bag man Jack Abramov and three of Koros College. Republican buddies has the slow tight group that he hung around with during those days and all the way through. During Bush process he became involved in orchestrating. My Defeat Jack. Abramov funneled some twenty million dollars of Indian casino money from the Mississippi Choctaw Indians in Alabama to defeat me. He Jack Abramov along with Mike. Scanlon slider convicted of a crime of a bilking descendants. Out of this money Ralph Reed who claim to be the president of something called the Christian Coalition Operating Out of Georgia and a guy named Grover Norquist who operates as a nonprofit today called Americans for tax reform but those those four people all French of orchestrated the a photo laying the laundering of twenty million dollars of Indian casino money into Alabama to defeat. Excuse me to defeat me engine. Defeat a proposal that I had on the table all the Alabama education lottery which would have provided free college education and Early Childhood. Learning to all of Alabama's over there was there were other people other whistleblowers who came forward. Later in the course of this My Best Gatien and after the trial Republican lawyer for the public the National Committee gave sworn testimony that he has been part of a discussion with a State Democratic Party chairman and that they were going to use the Department of Justice to bring me down to win the election I'd like to go back at some point to cover it more depth. What happened in he's housing? And the and the the the trials but I finished but I wanNA give guys chance. Ask Ask a question if he wants well. The first the first thing is going I mean going into politics. You know it's a dirty game. I mean most people that they we hear about how you know. I want to get into politics. I WANNA I WANNA change the world. I WanNa make it a better place. But then you see a lot of these people get into politics and they go into to Washington to stay government whatever even local and it somehow seems to. They seem to be corrupted very quickly both sides and or at least a change in personality. How soon of you getting into politics that you noticed a lot of corruption in around you? I mean ultimately you. You were accused in charge and sent to prison for it. When did you notice that politics was dirty or worse than your or worse than we all know? It is just as worse than you when you were describing. How people feel some people when they jump into politics right of I two wanted to add still do what to change. Thanks to make things better for people and that's why I chose public service and has a Avenue to to do that right. That did that successfully as two terms as secretary of state as Al Alabama's attorney general. The Governor Governor may change this voting laws as secretary of state made it easier for people to to register vote as attorney general. Crackdown on on a drug dealers drunk drivers because my wife and I were nearly killed or she was nearly killed by drunk driver and made changes in Alabama's healthcare laws as the tenant governor governor brought in five automobile plants Honda Toyota Mercedes Hyundai a second Honda plant and we built six hundred new bridges and had the largest road. Construction project started over. One thousand is school construction projects to get kids out of last train to get a minute to safe learning environments but it was it was those kinds of activities that that brought me into the national spotlight has a a person who can emerge from the south as a possible challenger to Joyce W Bush in California believe and. You're you're familiar with Davis. Oh Yeah for sure is just interesting that that call. Rove had a conversation with Enron President before the rolling blackouts for game widely known involved Chain people were recruited to work with him. Ralph Reed and grover Norquist's and both of them were involved in the demise of Gray Davis Ray Davis at the time was the lead a prospect for the Democratic nomination. In two thousand four. I was I. Was You hoping that I buy by getting into some of the southern primaries I could that I could be on? The ticket does the as his vice presidential running mate. We Gray Davis and I had a good relationship so I had these thoughts that if performed well as southerner that There would be a place for me at least for consideration on the as the swapping and so. I think that you know talk about that. Brought the Republicans position where they tell like this. I'm not throwing a net around all the Republicans this a talking about Karl Rove and a few a handful of other people right right. There was a republican state attorney general from Arizona at Grant Wood was interviewed by Scott Pelley Hill. Sixty minutes and great woods was the one of the CO chairman for Senator John. Mccain's two thousand presidential race. And he said Grant Wood's Republican said that Don settlement was the one Democrat that Republicans couldn't beat Sarah Square so they targeted targeted him with the prosecution now. They're they're three people featured on the back cover of my book. Warned is Donald Trump won his jeff sessions and the other is Karl Rove and the. There's a there's a reason for that and the reason for Donald Trump being there because the abuse of power that brought me down is also going on today. The reason my jeff sessions's on there is because Jeff sessions was also involved. It was not it was not the FBI that investigated bay. It was jeff sessions retired. Fbi Agents Jeff sessions had been the US attorney in the southern district of Alabama before he entered state politics as attorney general the US senator and it was at a time when Jeff sessions was interested in running against me for governor that that his retired agents were employees to investigate me and build a case against me now backing up to a year of two thousand and more on when the kiplinger letter said that I was a dark horse candidate for the Democratic nomination in thousand a two faced reelection a headache a republican congressman from Alabama running. I wasn't the slightest bit inside the Political bowls were indicating that I would. I was going to win reelection and we went into the election. Feeling confident mentioned that I wrote in five automobile. Plants should put a lot of people to work in Alabama. But what happened that night of the election? Actually one singing house. Abc ABC all national networks called the election for Don Siegelman. The election was closed it was over the lice. Returned off in the courthouses. Everybody was sent home and within four minutes within four minutes after the polls closed in a southern Alabama County Baldwin County Republican Control County. Six thousand votes simply disappeared they reposted the total subtracting six thousand nine which through the election. Jim My pounded. It's a close election ever in Alabama. There was that was the closest election ever in Alabama for that. Yeah well a what happened demonstrates my point further that the election was stolen. I'm is. It's easy to say that your election was stolen. But when six thousand votes or simply subtracted from the total of the talk personnel on the ballot the governor. You would expect that some some votes would be changed in down ballot races for Lieutenant Governor State Treasurer Auditor Congress. Us Senate not one. Single vote changed in any other race. Only six thousand disappeared before I could get to Baldwin County the next morning for a hand recount of the place the one precinct where those votes disappeared call. Rose client state attorney..

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