The documents sent to the three top aides are posted here: Benge, Doerflinger, Northrup. The Oklahoman has posted more details. They are accessible here.
Keep in mind that there is a multi-county grand jury seated and pressing a case that felonies have been committee. Terry Cline is the biggest target of that criminal process and he has been a fixture in the state govt. for decades. If he goes down, he will likely cop a deal and seek to avoid the brunt of the punishment. If he has a compelling case to provide to the prosecutors, then others may face a stiffer penalty than him. It would behoove the principals and conspirators to get into a bidding war early. That of course assumes that the Attorney General can be trusted with this case. Already there are folks insisting that only a federal prosecutor can truly do justice to this politically incestuous state govt.
The House leadership would do well to be certain that the official proceedings are conducted with full video webcasts. Even the State Supreme Court has been willing to give the citizens of Oklahoma this kind of access. If the House does not, then this will have a strong appearance just going through the motions. Every member of the house and every agency top staffer will want to see real-time coverage of the hearings and see the documentation of the process. For that reason alone, there must be a reliable internet access. And not some silly link that crashes when 200 viewers log on. The Supreme Court partnered with OETA to make sure the capacity was in place.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...