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  •  After what fact? (2+ / 0-)
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    llywrch, FaithChatham

    The jury found Stevens guilty.  That was during the Bush administration.

    During the Obama administration, before Stevens was sentenced, it was found that the prosecution had withheld exculpatory evidence and presented false evidence.

    Under Holder, the "JD" moved to dismiss the indictment "with prejudice" which means they had no intention of retrying it.

    The judge did that and the judge declared the conviction void.

    Special counsel report:

    "The investigation and prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens were permeated by the systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence which would have independently corroborated Senator Stevens’s defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness."

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    •  Under the GWB Administration (1+ / 0-)
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      there were Federal Prosecutors who competed like there were notches on their belts for convictions even when there were no crimes. I saw a brain damaged mother of three boys divorced from a pediphoile plead guilty to a crime she didn't commit because they assured her that they'd find her guilty and keep trying until they sent her out to an out-of-state federal prison.

    •  so you need to imagine that (0+ / 0-)

      THEY WANTED TO DO THIS

      were permeated by the systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence which would have independently corroborated Senator Stevens’s defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness."
      is it hard to imagine that the bush rove doj would purposefully fuck things up? really?

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 10:01:07 PM PDT

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      •  Your claim is that Bush falsely prosecuted Stevens (0+ / 0-)

        to trick Obama into freeing him?

        You're not making sense.

        •  screw up the prosecution so it's inevitable/unavoi (0+ / 0-)

          dable- is it hard to imagine for a corrupt administration that lied us into war and purposefully delayed acting on katrina?

          that's small potatoes

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 10:16:21 AM PDT

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