Sunday, April 13, 2008

Former Alabama Governor Turns Tables On Justice Department (Washington Post)

Siegelman Connects His Case to Accusations of Interference

By Carrie Johnson
Washington Post Staff Writer

Sunday, April 13, 2008; Page A02

The successful criminal prosecution of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) has become tangled in political charges and countercharges that reflect contrasting views about the independence of the Justice Department.

In the two weeks since his release from prison pending an appeal, Siegelman has sharply increased the volume of his assertions that he was railroaded. He says that Karl Rove, who was a White House adviser, targeted him for prosecution to ensure he did not win reelection to the governor's office and displace a Republican there.

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