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CBS 60 Minutes levels charges of serious prosecutorial misconduct in the Siegelman case, the Justice Department goes mute. Calls by former state attorneys general—led by a Republican senior advisor to John McCain–for an investigation of what appears to be a politically motivated prosecution by a Republican Administration of a Democratic Governor mount. What to make of this. Harper’s legal affairs contributor Scott Horton will discuss the bombshell developments in the Siegelman case with Sam Seder, hosting today’s Randi Rhodes show, at 4 o’clock Eastern, 3 o’clock Central, 1 o’clock Pacific time, on XM radio and participating Air America stations around the country. Check for the station closest to you, here. or listen to the streaming audio here.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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