The latest news nugget released by the FBI in the Ted Stevens case is rather interesting…
Apparently they’ve got a phone call recorded between Senator S and “Person A” that sounds a little suspicious. The court document reads:
By mid-May 2007, Stevens learned that Person A had been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in D.C. On May 17, 2007, Stevens sent Person A two emails that discussed Person A’s upcoming grand jury testimony. In the first email, Stevens told Person A that “I hope we can work something out to make sure you aren’t led astray on this occasion.”
In the second, Stevens was more explicit: “don’t answer questions you don’t KNOW the answers to.”
“Work something out?” Hmmmm…. Maybe he’s just ‘pulling a Palin’, you know, a little pre-emptive sleuthing and groundwork, just to get the lay of the land before the trial. That’s OK, right? Because if you know what they’re going to find, you can prepare. It’s only fair…
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if more stuff like this doesn’t come to light. You can fit a LOT in 67,000 pieces of paper, plus audio and video. And judges tend not to like that sort of thing.
Stevens’ attorneys after requesting a speedy trial, are already singing the blues because now they don’t have time to review all the evidence and prepare and adequate defense in time for the speedy trial they requested. What’s that old saying? Be careful what you wish for.