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Trump’s debate prep goes about as good as you would expect…
Shadyness in Clinton’s e-mail investigation?
Bentley/Mason vs. Collier is a scandal where there are no good guys…
A report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency alleges its former head, Spencer Collier, didn’t follow agency protocol when buying items, including clothing and guns, with state dollars.
The internal report, released by Gov. Robert Bentley’s office, also quotes employees who questioned Collier’s attendance at work, his alleged use of prescription pain medication and hiring decisions.
Collier and his attorney said Monday the ALEA didn’t interview him for the report, and that neither Collier nor his attorney has seen it.
“This is their slimy attempt to discredit me,” Collier said via email.
Two versions of the report, each more than 60 pages, were among the documents Bentley’s office last week gave the House committee investigating the governor’s possible impeachment. A copy of documents was provided this newspaper by Bentley’s office upon request.
Collier is a former law enforcement officer and state representative who Bentley appointed director of the state Homeland Security in 2011 and then ALEA in 2013.
It was Collier’s allegations against the governor that helped start the impeachment inquiry.
Bentley said the reports were included in his submission to the House committee because he’s been asked why Collier was fired.
“I think that document shows that had I not done that, I would have been derelict in my duty,” Bentley said Monday.
“(Collier was fired) because it was a dysfunctional department,” he said. “We are dealing with the highest level of state law enforcement, and when you deal with state law enforcement, it should be an example of how we not only enforce laws but act. It obviously needed some changes, and that has taken place.”
Collier’s attorney, Kenny Mendelsohn, questioned the timing of the release of information and said it was an attempt to discredit Collier.
A high-ranking official in the Bentley administration says the Governor recently declared war on the former law enforcement chief, Spencer Collier.
The first salvo came in the form of a fabricated report released by Bentley’s press office to select reporters, meant to tarnish Collier’s reputation. The report compiled by the Integrity Unit of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) lists several allegedly against Collier, which he has denied. Even though reporters were warned that the documents were bogus, the Montgomery Advertiser and Decatur Daily published them anyway.
It is now believed that some of those individuals quoted in the report are cooperating with the Montgomery Special Grand Jury investigating Bentley and his alleged paramour, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
According to those with direct knowledge of the events surrounding the false claims released by Bentley’s office, Mason decided what quotes would be used in the report and which reporters she felt would carry water for her without actually vetting the material.
Who is this source? No one cares.
BLOOD. BATH. SNAP. SHOT.
Friday, October 7
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 44, Trump 46 Trump +2
Thursday, October 6
The media is against Clinton….
You either have a border or you don’t…
Americans are surprisingly ignorant of how their government works, or the social issues that the United States faces. It’s not entirely their fault, but should they be forced to vote?
Thirty-five percent of Americans can’t name a single branch of our government, according to a 2014 survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. And only around a third of Americans can name all three branches.
The ignorance doesn’t end there: 44 percent and 42 percent of respondents in the 2014 survey didn’t know which party controlled the House and Senate respectively—despite the fact that much of the political news in the past two years had been about the Republican House vs. the Democrat Senate.
Do we really want to force uniformed Americans to vote?
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