(CNN) – Sen. Ted Stevens is expected to be indicted this afternoon by a federal grand jury, CNN has learned. A government source and a source familiar with the investigation would not tell CNN what charges are expected to be filed against the Alaska Republican.
Stevens has been the subject of a wide-ranging federal investigation focusing on Alaska state lawmakers and an Energy company in the state.
Steven's Alaska home was searched last July.
Watch: Stevens' home gets raided
FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents searched Stevens' Alaska home in July 2007 in connection with the probe, which has already snared two oil-company executives and a state lobbyist. At the time, he urged constituents "not to form conclusions based upon incomplete and sometimes incorrect reports in the media."
The 84-year-old senator is a former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is renowned for his prowess in steering federal funds to his vast, sparsely populated state. He has represented Alaska in Washington since 1968 and is up for re-election in November.
Get him out. While we're at it, let's throw out all the corrupt politicians!
The main charge against him is that he is a REGISTERED REPUBLICAN, which has become criminalized in our country.
First, John McCain was the first to call Stevens on his bridge to no where
that led to this or the investigations exposed the bridge for your information.
as a Republican who has supported McCain in 2000 and 2008
will be supporting Obama in the fall.
That being said two things
first, your being indited over $250,000
being power that longs starts to make you think that you are above the law.
It seems that the way to get people no is the Al Capone way
not for what he or she Actually did but on technicalities
ironic in the 70's and 80's we would rail against criminals getting off on technicalities now we are using them to get
on basically lying and covering it up
This coupled with the largest deficit in history takes away a major argument from the republicans
they can complain about Obama's tax but not the spending
yes he is going to spend money on US and not Haliburton
you know the company that is war profiteering exploding our budget
and getting soldiers killed with their substandard Chinese parts.
So much for the party of "Family Values"
That is why they wanted a ban on protected areas on off-shore drilling! Thieves! Rogues! Bandits! Shameless Americans! Our blood dying in foreign lands is not enough for you and you need our money too. Republicans need to repent and be really born again. God help us all!
I'm sure Fox News will make the "honest mistake" of showing a (D) after his name if they even air this. Maybe he can take a walk on his "bridge to nowhere" along with the rest of these crooks!
Somehow it just isn't fair. I mean, Congress can lie to us – why can't we lie to Congress?
Here are the similarites of Sen Ted Stevens with with John McSame:
1.) They are both old politicians – Ted Stevens is 84, John McSame is 72!
2.) Longevity and doing NOTHING in congress – Ted Stevens has been in congress for 40 yrs and John McSame has been there close to 30 yrs!
3.) They are both REPUBLICANS
4.) They are both in the tank with OIL LOBBYIST
5.) They have both been investigated; remember John McSame Keating 5?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John McSame will be indicted next for brain paralysis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike in MN July 29th, 2008 1:40 pm ET
All these sad comments that take delight in a Republican that has done wrong and then lump all Republicans together is just preverted. What a bunch of creeps. After I read crap like this, I could not be more proud to be a Republican. If Stevens is gulity, I support he be punished to the fullest extent. But give all this hate a rest. For every 100 Democrates there are 95 to 98 Republicans and we aren't going away. And we will contiue to vote Republican. If this country is going to move forward, the hate has to stop. McCain has a track record of working across party lines and is a true moderate. All this hate comming from the Democrates convinces me more than ever he is the only true hope for America right now.
Question, why do you continue to vote the "party line." You are the same people who Voted for Bush because he was better than McCain. Then you voted for Bush again still believing that he was the best candidate, and look what you did. Your vote enabled America to what she is today. Thank you.
Now you believe McCain is the best choice. If McCain wasn't good enough for you to vote for him when he was younger, still having that P.O.W status and his mind sharper. What makes you believe that he is better than Bush now?
84 years and up for re election good lord what on earth is going. he should have retired long time time ago. all these old timers need to take a rest. let young folks with fresh minds steer the country to new direction. as long as the old timers are roaming Washington its gona be a long time before any change takes place.
Fran July 29th, 2008 1:26 pm ET
Just part of the George Bush legacy. To all those people who laughed at sincere Americans counting chads, are you laughing now?
GEORGE W. BUSH –The worst president in modern history. AL GORE, Nobel Prize Recipient, and great American.
With $4.00 plus gas, foreclosures, high food prices, etc…who’s laughing now?
I'd like to point out that your examples at the bottom only came about after the Democratic Party took control of Congress. Remember, Congress makes the laws and budget. The President can only suggest policy, and sign it in or not. It's all dependant on what Congress creates and/or ignores.
I don't blame the Democratic Congress as the cause for all of those things. But they have done nothing about it other than try to blame the other Party. My guess is they think it will help them in the Fall. Probably will because liberals and the youth don't think things through.
Vote out any incumbant and vote Nader. That's a start to solving our problems.
** Nader/Gonzalez 2008 **
WE ARE IN NEED OF MAJOR CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY. OBAMA WE NEED YOU NOW
Not good enough - not until Bush, Cheney, et al. are ultimately indicted, charged, prosecuted, convicted, and dispensed with.
All in the administration are men without scruples, without consciences, and without honor, integrity or morals.
Boy, Jack 1:09, I'd want to change the subject too, if I were a [R]. However, you are right, this has little to do with the presidential candidates. But it has everything to do with your lying, thieving, child-molesting party...and the people like you who support such political depravity. Stevens is a shining example of the [R] party in 2008, and all you apologists for these [R] kooks are pathetic excuses for Americans.
The "culture of corruption" of some in the Republican Party continues. Anybody else notice the report yesterday stating that some in the Justice Department based hiring on their political views? And was directly linked to Alberto Gonzales?
It just seems to keep on pouring over the Republican party. The sad thing is, these few are defining the many. I would (as a Democrat) like to think there are many honorable people in the Republican party, but these things don't help the perception.
Another corrupt Republican... There's a huge surprise!
Once again, a man of great EXPERIENCE in bilking the system...SOUND FAMILIAR?
What are the odds that people will still vote for him in November??
another one bites the dust and another and another
What do you expect with such a wonderful leader and role model like GWB? And the neo-clowns say that Bill Clinton was a bad role model for young people because of what he did in the WH. What does that make GWB, a good role model for young people who aspire to be criminals?
Long term Republican. Why am I not surprised?
That is why they wanted to lift the ban on protected areas on off-shore drilling! Thieves! Rogues! Bandits! Shameless Americans! Our blood dying in foreign lands is not enough for you and you need our money too. Republicans need to repent and be really born again. God help us all!
Since 1968. . . . hey Alaska, time to elect someone new. . . .
Obama for president '08
Another Republican scumball! Good riddance!
Another Republican Bites the dust. If the media keep their ears and eyes open, there are some more shady republicans in DC. This is why our country is falling to an all time low. With friends in Washington like those, who needs enemies???????