We returned late Friday from a very insightful and productive trip to New York City and Washington, D.C.
Our high-level sources tell us that with the local Jefferson County indictment of Balch & Bingham stooges Scott Phillips and Trey Glenn, pressure on the U.S. Department of Justice to take a deeper look at the corrupt state of affairs in Alabama has escalated—especially now that Jeff Sessions was ousted.
The reporting to prison of bought-and-paid-for politician and former Alabama State Representative Oliver Robinson is scheduled for next week and shows how a Balch & Bingham partner corrupted the legislative branch in Alabama.
Glenn and Phillips show how consultants for Balch & Bingham appear to have corrupted and compromised the executive branch and its oversight agencies in Alabama. (And let us not forget the Balch ghost-written letters blindly signed by the Governor, State Attorney General, and others in power at the time.)
Finally, with the creation of a secretive Star Chamber and over $30,000 in campaign contributions funneled to Judge Carole Smitherman and her husband State Senator Rodger Smitherman, Balch & Bingham appears to have allegedly manipulated the judicial branch in Alabama.
Could the Smithermans be indicted next or are they cooperating with investigators as witnesses?
All three branches of government appear to have been manipulated by Balch & Bingham and no one we met with on the East Coast has overlooked the fact that Balch and Southern Company are sister-wives, joined at the hip.
We wish our readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We will return next week.