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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:
Conversation — August 5, 2016, 12:08 pm
Sidney Blumenthal on the origins of the Republican Party, the fallout from Clinton’s emails, and his new biography of Abraham Lincoln
Conversation — March 30, 2016, 3:44 pm
Joseph Hickman discusses his new book, The Burn Pits, which tells the story of thousands of U.S. soldiers who, after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, have developed rare cancers and respiratory diseases.
Rank of Richard Nixon masks among the top U.S. costumer’s best-selling political masks over the last five years:
A small meteorite injured an adolescent German.
It was reported that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump to discuss issues relating to women and families, and Trump handed the phone to his daughter.
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"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."