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"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.
"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..
"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.
"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..
"siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Right I'm not going to get into much of it because I want to get to Governor Siegelman, but let's start with this. Looting has broken out in Washington. DC again and this time. We knew it was going to happen treasury. Secretary Steven mnuchin is now flat out refusing to disclose the businesses that received five billion dollars in bailout funds through the paycheck protection program, claiming the information is confidential, four and a half million businesses received government funds, and normally the Small Business Administration Discloses the names of Borrowers from the program on which base the P. P P but statement to Mnuchin said his department considered that information, proprietary and confidential. Wow. And this, actually this has a little bit of bearing on some of what I'll be talking to the governor about the Republican led Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday authorized its chair Senator Lindsey Graham to subpoena former Obama administration officials about the origins of the intelligence communities investigation into Russian election meddling in a party line vote the panels Republican majority approved calling former director of National Intelligence James Clapper former CIA director John Brennan and the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded. In stunning study recently, which might be also one of the reasons why Richard Burr was pushed out the the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Russia did try to interfere on the thousand sixteen election on trump's behalf. But, but but Lindsey. Graham wants to also look into foreign surveillance applications, and why former special counsel Robert Muller was appointed in the first place, so they're are issuing all these subpoenas of course if you remember back to the molar, investigation. All of the trump administration officials denied the subpoenas. So the Democrats of course are suggesting that they subpoena as well some current and former trump allies including former attorney general. Jeff sessions and trump's son-in-law and senior adviser. Jared Kushner. Also just heading down to Louisville Kentucky from the Metro Council there voted unanimously yesterday to ban the type of no knock search warrants that police were using when they fatally shot Brianna Taylor, of course, the unarmed black emergency medical technician in her apartment, while she lay sleeping in her bed on March thirteenth, her boyfriend fired I thinking the officers were intruders well the Mayor Greg Fischer who suspended the use of those no knock warrants. Last month said he'd signed Brianna 's law immediately, tweeting out the risk to residents and officers with this kind of search outweigh any benefit that's true, but I want to know why those three cops who shot and killed. Brianna Taylor are all still walking around. Two more quick items Donald Trump appeared last night or yesterday in Dallas Texas, and an event billed as a race roundtable that he was allegedly gonNA lead it was held at a conservative and predominantly White Church in Dallas at which trump praised the national guards use of tear gas and other forceful measures to disperse Minneapolis crowds who were protesting police brutality against African Americans. He described the effort to quell a protest as a quote beautiful seen. And described where the national guard walk through like a knife cutting butter. Now trump did not mention the name George Floyd, but he said that the work of confronting bigotry would go quickly, and it'll go very easily providing we, we avoid falsely labeling tens of millions of decent. Americans as racist or bigots. You gotta be kidding me, and by the Way Dallas Texas has a black police chief, a black sheriff and a black district attorney, and none of them were invited to participate in a round-table on race and policing held in Dallas Texas with the president of the United States. It is just unbelievable. And now we learned that the orange menace will accept his Republican nomination in Jacksonville Florida in August instead of in Charlotte North Carolina, as originally planned because Donald trump wants a big crowd. He wants a pack convention center with no masks by the way and north. Carolina's Democratic Governor, said Hell no the instances of Covid, nineteen or spiking. You're not doing this in my state, and so the Flora da man chief governor of Rhonda Racist I'm Santa's obviously cares more about appeasing trump than the health and safety of Florida's citizens, so now Republican delegates will elect their nominee from Charlotte, where most of the convention. Business will still happen, but trump will make his acceptance speech three states away and front of what he expects will be a packed arena filled with without masks. But this date also coincides with another horrible day. In history in Jacksonville. It's the sixtieth anniversary of the at of ax. Handle Saturday when a white mob organized by the clan attacked mostly black civil rights protestors who were sitting at Jacksonville's whites, only lunch counters. Can this administration be that tone deaf? And and you know this is not the first instance with the campaign trail long before that with his first stop scheduled in Tulsa Oklahoma the site of one of the worst acts of racist violence. This country has ever seen next Friday a week from today. That is June nineteenth June teen a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Again. They knew what it meant and. Say. You know they knew they knew of the Tulsa history, they knew of the date but they didn't think the backlash would be so bad. Right. By the way. If you want tickets to that Tulsa rally, you can now get them. The campaign formally offered supporters the chance to register to attend, but they're requiring that anyone wishing to go. I agree not to sue the campaign or the venue. If they contract covid in nineteen, I kid you not the online sign up page, says anyone clicking to register for free tickets acknowledges that there.
"siegelman" Discussed on WCPT 820
"I wasn't here for that happy you just ask me to humiliate myself right just do it I think I don't that's that's your choice that's what people listen to us okay all right well wow join dancer says asta finally getting to the happy hour with all windy actually she's Wendy Siegelman who's now that's twenty okay oh oh my god she's funny and inspiring in a sweet lady thank you seven thank you and this week no one councillor comedian Mel counselor who worked on the apprentice your business we Sunfire on Twitter I have got to ask him how he I agree he's just not scared of the NDA yes it's arcs constantly about trump's drug use in his van continents and fantastic this could be a filthy happy hour yes going to be how stick okay twenty one minutes after the hour this portion of the Stephanie Miller show brought to you by I I've so many testimonials I can't find them all right now it's still it's too much talk amongst yourselves the clean followed by everyone has what all my god I have a new thing of wonder and beauty to talk about not only is the clean down the most amazing you've got that that's just the got it got to have that the views of the same you leave UV light right they use in hospitals disinfect mass to do your phone your mask your anything car keys jewelry you name it glasses but I if I it's a masks masks they do hand sanitizer but the masks okay I've been going through a whole thing I had a V. what do you call it bent down I couldn't breathe through that I had won the class one behind my ears were ripping my ears off because I have a huge head right then I've won the meet with ties them off masking that got caught the back my hair then I had a Gator that I try to pull up and kept going down oh my god they sent us a ninety five masks and a regular disposable ones they're both so comfortable.
"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.
"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.
"siegelman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
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"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.
"siegelman" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Texas radio and a big beat hey that's the doors right there if you don't know that's a hangover says about texas radio and the big beat there's some great lyrics in that if you don't know the doors check out my favorite band but anyway i haven't forgotten about juli julia within two seconds if you're not julie but you're on hold i'll be with you an amp f you say is after julie at one eight eight eight three two one six thousand one this is the last half hour before the big reveal we're gonna get a name of his justice and and tomorrow we'll talk all about it julie the question pending thanks by the way thanks for sticking with me i appreciate it julie the question pending is how do we convince people five ten fifteen whatever percent of indiana to turn away from the dark side and turn to the light how do we persuade them what what happened was knits when mitch daniels ran for governor and he kind of one in a surprise upset she bread afterwards it was in the paper that the department of justice because this was when bush was president began targeting the democrat machine and those three counties here you costa chicago and to this day to this day the department of justice has some very petty cases against the government officials there was one earlier this year for it was a sheriff i think our sheriff's deputy who took fifteen hundred dollar used car bribe and that was a federal case a federal thing is going to be prosecuted but this is the level of attention they pay to intimidate and break down the machine so we we hear the most populous counties the most democrat counties we have lost our our momentum so to speak and we carry the rest of the state because they went back and forth i mean it wasn't always solid red as it is now so other than that it's like i said it's a very backwards state it's much more like kentucky in their thinking than any other state how do we get this thing how do we get the thinking it'd be less like kentucky it's like it's like all the other deep red states i mean they they by the garbage they they hate the word socialism democratic socialism they i don't know i don't know i let me let me see if i could offer a little hope firstly what you see what you're saying is is that the republicans politicize the prosecutorial powers to turn them into political weapons and i totally agree and we have we have a name don siegelman don siegelman for democrat governor of alabama mean it's been well documented a karl rove rigged and fix the prosecutorial system to go after don siegelman.
"siegelman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"The equivalent of money from him i mean you know bob ney didn't even take money from april he took a five thousand dollar trip scotland any went to prison for it that's the that's the honest services act they they sent don siegelman to prison and what they said he did was wrong was there had been there was a hospital oversight board or commission that this guy richard scrushy had been appointed to now richard scrushy was big in the hospital business i don't recall the details of it but he was big in the hospital business perhaps at an earlier point in his career but he had been appointed to this board by the republican governor that preceded don siegelman it's an unpaid position scrushy has supported an effort that don siegelman was promoting as governor to have a lottery in alabama to help pay for the schools and scrushy made five hundred thousand dollar contribution to the lobbying effort not to don siegelman dog and see one did not see a penny of this and he was not in charge of that lobbying effort he simply supported and siegelman appointed appointed richard scrushy to to the same board basically reappointed him to the exact same board that his republican predecessor had appointed the guy too and karl rove and and ler canary the campaign the wife of the key issues the federal prosecutor in alabama she was the wife of the campaign manager of the guy that does seem ran against bob reilly she put don siegelman in prison with karl rove's help for honest services fraud basically taking a bribe saying that that five hundred thousand dollar donation from scrushy to the effort to have a lottery to pay for schools in alabama was in exchange for being appointed to the hospital board now siegelman denied that then he denies that today and there's no actual evidence of that but they still they threw him in prison i hear you mick mulvaney saying open one when i was in congress i wouldn't talk to lobbyists less they gave me money and he's not in jail come on you know riddle me back net that man i don't get this why is this guy and half of the republican caucus for that matter not in prison.
"siegelman" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Bustle who's never been to prosecute you're going to have to study this and then on the democratic side interesting and left governor don siegelman son joseph seagoing is running for turney joel on the democratic side and we've never met him we years it really really nice nice guy and then we have new jersey governor chris christie he's not coming our way down from new jersey birmingham attorney named chris christie is running on the democratic side and listen they all look like you know they all have their merits except for marshalls kinda he wouldn't be you know but don't dismiss this race this is one of the more important rises in the state this general election you have to take the attorney general very seriously they're there to protect the public there to weed out public corruption their job is very wide it's not narrow and we have to make a selection based on what we think is the most important thing that the top cop in the state attorney general has basically two responsibilities that is one to represent the state in court you know when state sued state has to do something in court he represents them and then the second one is to enforce the white collar to prosecute whitecollar crimes see we have da's district attorney's all across the state but but they really don't have the resources to prosecute white collar crime.
"siegelman" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"'cause like the beauty queen twinkle but know that so the race on republican will be interesting on december craig sides the two democrats running one name chris christie no not that one the other one is siegelman where again if you're without politics down siegelman governor that went to jail and so there's a scene home and on the ballot no not that gelman either there's a lot of weird name recognition that both of those guys we're gonna have to overcome because again education in terms of just the whole process is is a battle that alabama candidates have to overcome that and the fact that you've got chris christie and fetal men i mean they're two of the most polarizing names right i mean we say chris christie instantly think not that guy saying that'll be something for for our watch we have for the first time ever in every single state house race the democrats are fielding a candidate is the first time ever that in some of these counties there will be a democrat on the ballot for the state house we've got a couple young folks that are that are on the ballot and for say house races very excited about like i said kyle peer sues one of our a vice president and then in brain woolcott is also on the ballot he's another young guy wellish during milica so those are those are interesting things why and overall i think that biggest thing that one can take away from alabama politics especially because of all the attention that we've done following doug jones is that the state again clown in a middle school like just it's insane and crazy and just when you think they haven't done something stupid they have they have someone that stands up and says it's infringing on on religious liberties to make care workers out background checks you know like just when you think that is dumb and they get they do something else.
"siegelman" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
"Versus wave we have not been but the plo uh with the world nate shelman land nato the lead the siegelman y soon babe and grossing film in them yes you do dead yep the the.
"siegelman" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Us you can tweet him at dawn siegelman as ieg ege lma an governor uh we uh we lost our phone connection as you were uh speaking to the issue of the core of the core of the weaponization of our criminal justice system here in the united states you wanna this recap real quick lay what you're saying well i if both unfortunate and of course wrong i think that of course it by story emanates from from karl rove barbate of at the white house two thousand one and after the kipling drew letter touted it is possible democratic could put the party together greater challenge george w bush in two thousand four that's when things started to rail gawk and karl rove best friend and former business partner billy canary his wife was confirmed does us attorney and she kicked of a federal investigation into higher gear uh i will initially brought to trial in two thousand four two thousand six oh while her husband was running by pundits general election campaign so uh at least in by k said no dude where the of one of the matter was coming from cuba's coming from karl rove and carl rose forces in alabama who did not want me to be reelected for two thousand two because they knew i was scoring at the end of the primaries democratic primaries and and how we have it opera to to do but on the ticket the child is george w bush in two thousand four but after i was indicted in and acquitted ordered government dismissed the charges to 2004 we uh ripped up again looking at two thousand six and a again it was jeff sessions those retired fbi agents who wasn't the fbi that that that came after many of you have irs retired fbi agents working for call roadsquad bill pryor who built the case against may in 2004 2000 should exert there's no question that this was.
"siegelman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"New movie about the prosecution uh the political assassination of don siegelman a friend of this show and a and a great guy uh the former governor of alabama democrat who you might well have been president of the united states he was on that path and then uh karl rove decided to take him down any did in siegelman ended up in prison and the the show has played it's called atticus versus the architect the political assassination of don siegelman and it has already shown in birmingham in atlanta and it was going to play at the capri theater in montgomery alabama except that it the movie points out that sigelman who was being prosecuted in in part by uh bob reilly was the guy that siegelman a lost to e actually defeated him in the two thousand two election for governor of alabama he went bad he'd won when he woke up a republican operative in i in one particular congressional district had discovered fifteen thousand people whose votes at the top of the ticket for governor even though they voted for democrats down take it they had all actually voted for the republican bob reilly uh when a don segment started complaining about this he soon found himself in prison and the federal prosecutor time was woman a laura canary her husband who was managing bob riley's campaign she's the one who started the prosect officially against him and uh so turns out she's on the board of this theater and so the theaters refusing to play the movie so i don't know if you are in the area of or have any influence with the capri theater see a pri in montgomery alabama but you might wanna let them know if you'd like to see the movie uh addict let's see the title of the movie jews abacus versus the architect and of course atticus atticus fence you know from ghana the wind atticus is is uh is uh don sigelman and the architect of course karl rove so it's really it's done so you'll ever since karl rove public citizen i got this email today from rob weizmann who is the the the uh head guy over a public citizen and i mean it's part of a massey male it's just not unique to me a went out to you know probably thousands of.