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'Governor Bentley directed law enforcement to advance his personal interests and, in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia, subjected career law enforcement officers to tasks meant to protect his reputation, ' he said. I have done nothing illegal.
Collier was sacked by Bentley in 2016 when the administration said an internal review uncovered possible misuse of state funds.
One thing is indisputable -any shame or embarrassment that may come of this scandal is caused by Bentley's own actions and decisions, not those of any nameless others who may "take pleasure" in it.
According to the Alabama Political Reporter, Bentley spent Sunday "negotiating terms of a resignation with state lawmakers and law enforcement". The Alabama Supreme Court asked for briefs on Bentley's claims that the proposed impeachment hearings don't allow him to adequately respond to the accusations. The commission has referred the case to a prosecutor to decide whether Bentley should face criminal charges.
Special Counsel Jack Sharman said the committee's position was that it is free to proceed with the hearings.
House Judiciary Chairman Mike Jones opened the hearings Monday by saying no task was more serious than the possible removal of an elected governor.
The committee, following a week or so of hearings, will make a recommendation to the full House of Representatives on whether Bentley should be impeached.
Monday is also expected to bring another round of legal filings in the escalating tensions between the governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature.
As this process continues, there is a growing list of people calling for Governor Robert Bentley to resign, including now the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee.
An impeachment report compiled by special counsel to the committee was released on Friday detailing Bentley's controversial relationship with former political advisor Rebekah Mason and its negative effects on the governor's office.
March 23, 2016: Collier publicly alleges a romantic relationship between Bentley and Mason; Bentley acknowledges personal mistakes but denies having a sexual affair with Mason.
"[Bentley], in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia, subjected career law enforcement officers to tasks meant to protect his reputation", the committee wrote in their report. They were intercepted by Bentley's then-wife, Dianne Bentley, who was able to read the messages because they also showed up on the governor's state-issued iPad, which he had given her.
Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, divorced him in 2015. "I simply did not want to interfere with an ongoing investigation by the Acting AG that has been ongoing for several months".
Bentley tapped state Attorney General Luther Strange, who was reportedly investigating Bentley, to fill Sessions' seat.
"Governor Bentley directed law enforcement to advance his personal interests and, in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia, subjected career law enforcement officers to tasks meant to protect his reputation", the report said.
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