The Big Guns In Washington May Take The Stand

Collin Powell/white house photo
Colin Powell/white house photo

A parade of Washington insiders could take the stand in the high-profile public corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens. Jury selection began today in Washington. Opening statements are expected Wednesday.

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Several powerful senators and former Secretary of State Colin Powell are among possible witnesses at the corruption trial of the longest serving U.S. Republican senator.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of the Sen. Ted Stevens, who has represented Alaska for more than 35 years. A federal judge listed dozens of people who might be called at the monthlong trial.
Among them are Democratic Sens. Ted Kennedy, Patrick Leahy and Daniel Inouye. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is also on the list, as is Powell.
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