Over a year ago the Alabama Republican Assembly called for the impeachment of Alabama’s crooked Governor Bentley midst a very bizarre sex scandal.
Now he has finally resigned after being arrested. He was arrested, tried, pled guilty and convicted, all as a part of a plea agreement to keep from being impeached.
Bentley agreed to a deal that forced him to resign the Office of Governor, plead guilty to two misdemeanors and agreed to never again hold public office.
The extraordinary agreement, hammered out over the weekend and throughout the day by lawyers for the Alabama Attorney General’s office and Bentley attorneys Chuck Malone and Cooper Shattuck, requires Bentley to repay the state for misused funds and perform community service.
In response, the State’s Attorney General’s office will not pursue other felonies against Bentley, including those referred for prosecution last week by the Alabama Ethics Commission.
In a letter from Alabama Republican Assembly President, Jennifer Montrose, both the Alabama House and Senate were requested in March 2016 to begin impeachment proceedings in the event that he did not resign in a timely manner.
Impeachment proceedings were at hand. Bentley had REFUSED to do the right thing and resign. A member of the State Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party wrote a letter calling on the Chair of the State GOP to demand the Governor’s resignation. Governor Bentley Refused!
The Alabama Young Republicans demanded his resignation. Governor Bentley Refused!
Many others called for his resignation. Governor Bentley Refused!
Ex-Governor Bentley is what most of us would call a MORON!
At first Governor Bentley lied and denied the relationship with his political adviser Rebekah Mason, only to have a complete audio recording of their affair released online.
Not only has Governor Bentley, the “family values” Republican, participated in an extra-marital affair, it seems he fired Alabama top cop Spencer Collier for not going along with trying to hide the scheme.
What is worse, is with all the blatant evidence, Governor Bentley CONTINUES to LIE and DENY the affair. Shameful!!
Last fall, Governor Bentley and his wife divorced after 50 years of marriage. There were widespread rumors about an affair.
The story became a legitimate after Spencer Collier held a press conference claiming he had been fired for failing to go along with a scheme to hide the Governor’s scandal.
Governor Bentley then held a bizarre press conference to apologize, but it was unclear what he was apologizing for, or even to whom.
Then Governor Bentley acknowledged his inappropriate communications with Mason, but insisted he never had any “physical relationship” with his top aide.
This prompted the Birmingham News to release an audio recording of Governor Bentley and Mason having a private intimate conversation with her in which he detailed quite a bit of their romantic and physical interactions.
In an exclusive report by Yellowhammer News, Governor Bentley is on the phone with Rebekah Mason.
Still believe….the call was innocent?
“….am I too late baby…be able to talk to you for a few minutes….beautiful day….it’s cold…..
“Hey….may I please come up there?….Can I sit by you?…I was so afraid I wasn’t going to have a chance to talk to you…..
“We really work hard baby….we really do….Hey, I Love you….I know you do….Hey listen Sweetheart….I want you to have a GOOD time….
“Hey, you’ve been getting up early for me for a LONG time…………
“I miss you….I wish I was with you right now….
“Well, I love you…I worry about loving you so much…..I do….all the time…how can I call her….how can I be in contact with her….knowing that….
“I put my arms around you….and pull you in…real close….I love that too…
The call goes on, awhile longer, but I’m sure you get a pretty good feeling that THIS was NO innocent relationship. Anyone that says ‘baby’….or says ‘I Love you’ or ‘I miss you’….or ‘I wish I was with you right now…” …..that’s a really personal loving relationship. Governor Bentley, looks like you got caught….BIG TIME!
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