July 29th, 2008
04:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Stevens: I'm innocent

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Ted Stevens on Tuesday denied lying about receiving gifts from an Alaska-based energy company on whose behalf he intervened in Washington. He had been indicted on seven counts hours earlier.

"I have never knowingly submitted a false disclosure form required by law as a U.S. senator," he said in a written statement posted in his Web site.

"I am innocent of these charges and intend to prove that," he said.


Filed under: Senate • Ted Stevens
soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. Pete

    im sure, and that $500,000,000 brigde to nowhere came with no strings?

    July 29, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. Travis

    OK innocent man.......CAN I CHECK YOUR FREEZER?

    July 29, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  3. PaulC

    I don't have any facts but I am taking bets and giving odds that he took gifts and is probably guilty of several other crimes he is not being charged with.
    I have a very low opinion of Congress and the larceny that makes them all millionaires.
    Hogs at the trough.

    July 29, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  4. jackjack

    ohhhhhhhhhh shut up. You're busted, clown.

    July 29, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. usual suspects

    Innocent?

    You are a Republican aren't you?

    July 29, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. Sherry, Atlanta

    No more innocent-than BUSH!

    July 29, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. Jonathan, Hartford, CT

    And I am Jusko, King of planet Latte.

    July 29, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  8. Kurt from Canada

    And Larry Craig really did have a wide stance.

    July 29, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  9. Gerry in Virginia

    Throw the bum out.. Of course he's guilty but his ole buddy W will pat him on the back with a pardon....

    CNN..... WHY ARE YOU NOT POSTING MY COMMENTS ????? AM I ATTACKING YOUR BUDDIES.....???

    July 29, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Tom in CA

    ...of course...I'm innocent!

    Give me a break!

    You're just another Belt-way Boy!

    July 29, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  11. Xavier

    Sure Stevens is innocent. Just like Bush is saint and Chenney is mother Teresa.

    July 29, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  12. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    Will another red Senator be turning blue?

    Come on 60!

    July 29, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  13. Matt in Oregon

    Sure you are Ted, sure you are. I guess he had to clear his series of tubes to get on the internet.

    July 29, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  14. Ms. White

    no your not....quilty as charged repug!!!!

    July 29, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. Marie in California

    That's what they all say.......

    July 29, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    Yeah, right...

    This is the same bastard who didn't mind stealing millions from American taxpayers to build the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" in an effort to buy his own re-election.

    July 29, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  17. Jim M. Gau

    Career criminals (ie: "Congressmen betraying the public trust") like this deserve to take a walk on that "bridge to nowhere"!
    ***JIM***

    July 29, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  18. kay

    Of course he is GUILTY!!!!

    July 29, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  19. PRINT THE REAL NEWS!

    Senator TED STEVENS is the longest STANDING REPUBLICAN SENATOR IN THE SENATE, WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF LYING AND FALSIFYING HIS SENATE DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FORM REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY HE RECEIVED IN GIFTS FROM THE ALASKA BASED ENERGY COMPANY, AS WELL AS OTHER GIFTS HE RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF $250,000. Senator Ted Stevens only reported receiving $850.00 on the disclosure form he attested to and submitted. There is a 7 count indictment against him, but the most serious charge has not been placed against him, YET.

    Now, I ASK YOU AMERICA, do we really want another REPUBLICAN in the PRESIDENT'S office for not only 4 more years, but for any time! We can't get Dubya out of there fast enough, and we MUST PREVENT McSURGE from getting in there. And, SURGENT McSURGE has the nerve to have a commercial running in battlegound states, implying that Senator Obama is responsible for high gas prices because he opposes drilling. For those who need enlightening to the facts, Senator Obama opposes drilling in the protected area and in new areas. BIG OIL COMPANIES have not even attempted to drill in the areas they are already leasing. And, there is not evidence that drilling will produce oil immediately, or lower gas prices, or free us from our dependence on oil! As he says, we must find alternative fuel sources, cleaner energy, more efficient cars and freedom from dependence on foreign oil. Another idea folks, it to tap into the MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF strategic oil reserve we ALREADY HAVE ON HAND......YA' THINK?

    BOTTOM LINE McSURGE, WE KNOW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGHER GAS PRICES, AND IT IS NOT SERNATOR OBAMA AS YOUR COMMERCIAL SAYS, BUT IT IS "REPUBLICANS, REPUBLICANS, REPUBLICANS!!!"

    July 29, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
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