#ALpolitics @GovernorBentley Hoodwinks @YHN & @ALdotcom
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, October 15, 2015
Bentley Hoodwinks Yellowhammer News and AL.com
by Donald V. Watkins
Published via Facebook Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Used with permission
Once again, Governor Robert Bentley has hoodwinked Yellowhammer News and AL.com. This time, Bentley has deceived these two news organizations by providing them with a handful of sanitized text messages between Rebekah Caldwell Mason and himself in response to their separate Open Records requests for emails and text messages between the two lovers.
Like former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Bentley withheld the more embarrassing text messages about his illicit love affair with Rebekah from public disclosure. Of particular significance are the text messages where Bentley describes his true love for Rebekah, including a text message Bentley thought he was sending to Rebekah that he mistakenly sent to his former wife Dianne instead.
Yellowhammer bought into Bentley’s deception (by omission) regarding the text messages without hesitation or reservation. Al.com has not yet published a story about the governor’s text messages.
Fortunately, our Facebook news team was one step ahead of Bentley’s PR spin machine. Bentley and Rebekah may delete text messages from their cell phones (as most cheaters do), but they can never delete them from the permanent data servers of their cell phone carriers. A married Kwame Kilpatrick and his paramour (Christine Beatty) learned this painful lesson during their criminal trial for perjury. Both were convicted of perjury based upon the phone records from the permanent data servers.
Bentley has not perjured himself yet, but he is purposefully deceiving a skeptical public with his selective production of the text messages with his lover. It is not illegal for Bentley to lie to news organizations. Politicians like Bentley do it all of the time. It is, however, illegal for Bentley to lie to federal law enforcement agents about a material aspect of their investigation (e.g., using taxpayer funds and donor money to carry on an illicit love affair with his married paramour).
In the end, the Justice Department, using its nationwide subpoena powers, will have unfettered grand jury access to the full body of text messages between the governor and Rebekah. This is why Bentley remains silent regarding the nature and scope of his illicit love affair with Rebekah.
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