Jill Simpson's Affidavt


 Jill's Simpson's Affidavit

Simpson, on "60 Minutes"


        The affidavit is below. First, two brief excerpts from"The Governor of Goat Hill" about the affidavit.

     Strangely, neither Time nor the Times nor any of the other major media who were to propel the Siegelman prosecution into a national scandal so much as mentioned the central element of Simpson’s affidavit. The bulk of her sworn statement described a never-before-told and, if true, history-changing story about the end of Alabama’s 2002 governor’s race (involving her story about a KKK meeting.)

     This second excerpt involves the denials by participants in the phone call Simpson

describes in her affidavit.


     Among the many problems with Simpson’s story is (Bill) Canary. As in, he was not
at Rob Riley’s law office that day.

     That’s according to Canary and many who were there, including Rob Riley; Steve Windom; Butts; Riley campaign manager Toby Roth; and Matt Lembke, a Birmingham lawyer enlisted

to lead the recount fight and direct the legal arguments.

      Butts, Riley, and Lembke stated as much in affidavits provided to Congress following release of Simpson’s testimony.

      As previously noted, in the fall of 2002, Canary was president of the Washington-based American Trucking Association. He spent much of his time traveling and was that morning en route to Virginia......

        During her congressional testimony Simpson was asked how she knew Canary was on the conference call. Had she been on a call with him before, and recognized his voice?

     Simpson, or so it would appear, invented a new story on the fly: Canary, she said, had

been on the phone a few days before when Rob Riley called to assign her to spy on the KKK rally. Thus, she knew his voice.

      The only evidence supporting Simpson's claim is her phone records showing an eight-minute call to Rob Riley's law office on the morning Siegelman ended his recount bid. As I state in the book, I believe she was probably put on hold. After all, there was important business going on in the office that had become Bob Riley's defacto campaign headquarters. It's unlikely that Rob Riley would have even taken the call from Simpson on that most busy of mornings. And if he had, it's likely that he would have listened to her for a few moments as she babbled on about a KKK meeting, then said goodbye as fast as he could.

       In any event, five years later -- when the call became the central piece of evidence supporting Simpson's Rove claim -- Rob Riley couldn't recall it; nor did any of the others purportedly on the "conference call" Simpson describes in her affidavit.

Now, the affidavit upon which rests the fable that Karl Rove ordered Siegelman's prosecution:





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