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Old 04-01-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: South FL
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The Democrat Party just couldn't attain another of its many victories in its destruction of Republican Party officials...
It seems that there was 'prosecutorial misconduct' in trying to get former Alaskan law maker Ted Stevens smeared and successfully prosecuted!

I guess the long arm of the Democrats, and their prosecutors did not quite have this one in the bag, not to mention the fact that the prosecutors were held in contempt!

STORY BELOW:

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All charges against Sen. Ted Stevens are dropped

Reporting from Washington -- The Justice Department is dropping all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens, the 85-year-old Alaska Republican convicted of lying on Senate financial disclosure forms to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and home renovations from a businessman, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder said today.

The case was criticized by the federal trial judge for prosecutorial missteps. Holder has concluded that the conduct in the former senator's trial warrants not only dropping the charges against Stevens, but also a full review of the Justice Department's handling of the case.

"After careful review, I have concluded that certain information should have been provided to the defense for use at trial," Holder said in a statement issued today.

"In light of this conclusion, and in consideration of the totality of the circumstances of this particular case," the attorney general said, "I have determined that it is in the interest of justice to dismiss the indictment and not proceed with a new trial."

All charges against Sen. Ted Stevens are dropped - Los Angeles Times
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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That's interesting that you seem to be happy about it, when in fact if it were a democratic senator who had done this very same thing, would you not be calling for his head?
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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That's interesting that you seem to be happy about it, when in fact if it were a democratic senator who had done this very same thing, would you not be calling for his head?
he sure in the hell would lmao.......he'd type in all capital letters too
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Pardon me, but there was a victory for the democrats. They were able to lie, cheat and make false accusations that stuck to get Stevens unseated - thereby helping them get closer to their 60-vote filibuster proof majority.

We all knew it was going nowhere, not after all the prosecutorial misconduct came out.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Pardon me, but there was a victory for the democrats. They were able to lie, cheat and make false accusations that stuck to get Stevens unseated - thereby helping them get closer to their 60-vote filibuster proof majority.

We all knew it was going nowhere, not after all the prosecutorial misconduct came out.
Cool, then yay democrats!
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Cool, then yay democrats!


And this is good for our country how?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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The Democrat Party just couldn't attain another of its many victories in its destruction of Republican Party officials...
It seems that there was 'prosecutorial misconduct' in trying to get former Alaskan law maker Ted Stevens smeared and successfully prosecuted!

I guess the long arm of the Democrats, and their prosecutors did not quite have this one in the bag, not to mention the fact that the prosecutors were held in contempt!

STORY BELOW:

__________________________________________________ ___________

All charges against Sen. Ted Stevens are dropped

Reporting from Washington -- The Justice Department is dropping all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens, the 85-year-old Alaska Republican convicted of lying on Senate financial disclosure forms to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and home renovations from a businessman, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder said today.

The case was criticized by the federal trial judge for prosecutorial missteps. Holder has concluded that the conduct in the former senator's trial warrants not only dropping the charges against Stevens, but also a full review of the Justice Department's handling of the case.

"After careful review, I have concluded that certain information should have been provided to the defense for use at trial," Holder said in a statement issued today.

"In light of this conclusion, and in consideration of the totality of the circumstances of this particular case," the attorney general said, "I have determined that it is in the interest of justice to dismiss the indictment and not proceed with a new trial."

All charges against Sen. Ted Stevens are dropped - Los Angeles Times
Funny how they were so anxious to get him out of his seat with these allegations that OBAMA has put into place people with similar instances but it was ok that the Democrats forgot to pay their bills.
Yet this man was called a lier and worse and this is acceptable.
Boy I sure hope people wake up in this country.
This is total bullsh*t that this was allowed to happen while OBAMA picks have all kinds of financial problems!
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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And this is good for our country how?
I'm assuming you haven't read this thread, now do you understand how sarcasm works.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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But hey, all you Repubs: remember that Stevens was prosecuted by the BUSH administration! LOL!

Justice Department seeks to drop Stevens case - More politics- msnbc.com

"A week after his conviction, Alaskans voted by a narrow margin to oust Stevens in the November election."

Last edited by Katarina Witt; 04-01-2009 at 02:28 PM.. Reason: Fix quote
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Talking Reality... it's not for all of us.

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The Democrat Party just couldn't attain another of its many victories in its destruction of Republican Party officials...
It seems that there was 'prosecutorial misconduct' in trying to get former Alaskan law maker Ted Stevens smeared and successfully prosecuted!

I guess the long arm of the Democrats, and their prosecutors did not quite have this one in the bag, not to mention the fact that the prosecutors were held in contempt!

Fact: Stevens was indicted, prosecuted, and convicted by the Bush GOP Justice Dept

Fact: Stevens is being "freed" by the Obama Justice Dept.

Those darned facts!
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