I just emailed Rachel Maddow at MSNBC pleading for help in Don's case.
Please email Rachel at rachel@...
and stress the importance of Don's
case to the Nation. I will also be emailing Keith Olbermann at
If there are others in MSM that you feel need to be
contacted please send their contact information. Please share with the group
your correspondence. Thanks! Pam
From: Pam Miles [mailto:pammiles@...
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 1:18 PM
Subject: Don Siegelman-Political Prosecution
Rachel, we are interested in the Siegelman story and its impact on the
investigation of Karl Rove. Was Rove successful in putting enough pressure
on MSNBC to get Dan Abrams kicked off the air? That's what it appears.
Abrams was committed to running one story a week or every night about Karl
Rove's involvement in the US Attorneys firing and in the Siegelman
prosecution. Since Abrams was taken off the air not one story about Karl
Rove has been aired by the Rachael Maddow Show. Why?
This is one of the most important stories in the nation. Please help us
expose the corruption in the Department of Justice.
This from The Decatur Daily:
Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's attorneys will be in Atlanta on Dec. 9
to argue his bribery and corruption conviction before three judges of the
11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Siegelman argues with a great deal of legitimacy that he and former
HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy were victims of political prosecution.
The federal prosecutor in Montgomery charged that the $500,000 the former
healthcare magnate made to the Siegelman education lottery campaign was a
bribe in exchange for a seat on a powerful state health regulatory board.
The former governor is out on bond awaiting the appeal hearing while Mr.
Scrushy remains in federal prison.
The Siegelman legal team says it is comfortable with the three judges who
will hear oral arguments even though all of them are Republican appointees
and at least one was part of high-profile political rulings in Alabama that
One judge was a member of the panel that denied Mr. Scrushy bond on the
grounds he was a threat to flee.
Mr. Siegelman and Mr. Scrushy, of course, hope the judges will reverse their
convictions based on any of the alleged errors prosecutors made before and
during the trial.
The public's greater stake in this hearing, though, is for the judges to
rule on the facts.
Political prosecutions are a deadly threat to democracy.
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