impeachment

Majority of House Votes to Impeach Trump

The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress. Democrats control the House, and the voting was…

Governor’s Lawyers Speak After Calls for Impeachment

Governor Robert Bentley’s lawyers say the governor has no intentions of resigning after Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh said it was something he should consider.  This comes after the ethics commission announced there is probable cause that the governor violated state ethics and campaign finance law. Political Analyst Steve Flowers agrees that resignation might be the best idea. “The ethics…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs in on Impeachment Proceedings

Ross Garber, Governor Robert Bentley’s attorney, had some strong words for the impeachment investigation into Governor Bentley Thursday.  He says the governor has not been given due process, and Political Analyst Steve Flowers says Garber brings up some good points. “They haven’t been given their due process about how this thing works, nobody knows how it works, Alabama’s never had…

Bentley Spokeswoman Says Mason Not Returning to Office

A spokeswoman for Gov. Robert Bentley says the governor’s former political adviser – whose relationship with the governor became part of an impeachment probe is not returning to the administration. Bentley spokeswoman Yasamie August issued the clarification Thursday after Bentley became testy when a reporter asked if Rebekah Caldwell Mason was returning to the administration. Bentley became visibly irritated and…

Gov. Bentley’s Request to Suspend Impeachment Hearings Declined

A key leader in the Alabama House of Representatives is turning down Governor Bentley’s request to suspend impeachment hearings. State Representative Mike Jones of Andalusia, who leads the House Judiciary Committee, issued an eight-page response denying the governor’s request. Governor Bentley’s attorneys had filed motions to try to stop the hearings. Jones also denied the governor’s request that certain committee…

Bentley Lawyers: “Only Egregious Acts Merit Impeachment”

Lawyers for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley are telling an impeachment committee that only the most egregious offenses merit removal from office. The governor’s office submitted the filing on impeachment standards to the House Judiciary Committee last week as the committee begins a probe on if there are grounds to impeach Bentley. The attorneys wrote that impeachment is reserved for situations…

State Auditor Calls for Impeachment Charges Against Governor During Special Session

Zeigler wants lawmakers to bring one or more charges during upcoming special session of the legislature.

Alabama’s State Auditor, Jim Zeigler is calling on lawmakers to use the upcoming special session to bring an impeachment charge against Governor Robert Bentley. Zeigler announced his request during a meeting of the Wetumpka Rotary Club on Tuesday.   Zeigler says that if lawmakers don’t act quickly to per sue articles of impeachment, it would be at least until the…

Sumter Co. Sheriff Found Guilty, Removed from Office

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Supreme Court today removed Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark Sr. from office, following impeachment proceedings this week in which his office presented evidence of grave wrongdoing by the Sheriff. “Justice has been served,” the Attorney General stated. “Alabamians rightfully expect their public officials to conduct their duties of office honestly and in accordance with the law,”…

Gov. Bentley’s Office; House Committee Names Lawyers in Impeachment Probe

High-profile lawyers have been named to both sides in the impeachment investigation against Gov. Robert Bentley, and Alabama’s taxpayers will foot the bill. Bentley’s office announced Friday that it is hiring Ross Garber, who represented the governors of South Carolina and Connecticut during impeachment proceedings. Alabama’s House Judiciary Committee named Birmingham attorney Jackson Sharman as its special counsel. That’s a…

Bentley Impeachment Committee to Hire Special Counsel

A committee probing the possible impeachment of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is hiring special counsel to lead the investigation. The House Judiciary Committee will meet Friday to discuss and approve the appointment. The committee is looking into whether there are grounds to impeach the Republican governor in the wake of a sex-tinged scandal involving a former top aide. This will…