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Rove wanted dirty details on Siegelman.

By Amanda Terkel

"Rove wanted dirty details on Siegelman."

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On Sunday, CBS’s 60 Minutes will air its long-awaited report on the Bush administration’s political persecution of Alabama’s incarcerated former governor Don Siegelman. In the piece, former GOP operative Jill Simpson alleges that Karl Rove personally told her to find evidence that Siegelman was cheating on his wife:

According to the CBS statement, Simpson says Rove approached her at a 2001 meeting, when Siegelman was still governor.

“Karl Rove asked you to take pictures of Siegelman?” reporter Scott Pelley asks.

“Yes,” Simpson replies.

“In a compromising sexual position with one of his aides,” Pelley says.

“Yes, if I could,” she responds.

Rove refused to speak with 60 Minutes for the piece.

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