House issues subpoenas for Bentley, Mason

Published 2:03 am Friday, September 30, 2016

Gov. Robert Bentley, former Bentley adviser Rebekah Mason and others  have been supoenaed by Alabama House of Representatives Clerk Jeff Woodard for documents as part of an investigation of impeachment articles against the governor, state media reported Thursday.
The requested material includes all communications between Bentley and Mason, cell phone records, payments to Mason and the governor’s bank statements going back to 2011.
Special Counsel Jack Sharman, who is leading the investigation by the House Judiciary Committee into whether there are grounds for impeachment, asked for the subpoenas on Tuesday.
A subcommittee approved the request, and Woodard was directed to issue the subpoenas Thursday, according to press release from House Public Information Officer Clay Redden.
The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, said those receiving subpoenas have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 to deliver the requested documents to Sharman.
“If they fail to comply, we will take appropriate action,” Jones state in the press release.