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Rove Disputes Allegations About Siegelman

By Associated Press

Washington DC – Karl Rove is calling CBS a "shoddy operation" for airing a story suggesting that he influenced the prosecution of a former Democratic Alabama governor.

He says the GOP campaign worker leading the accusation is a "complete lunatic."

In an interview with GQ magazine, President Bush's former political guru says he has never met Alabama attorney Jill Simpson. She is a one-time Republican campaign volunteer who has claimed that Rove tried to sabotage Gov. Don Siegelman's career.

CBS has stood behind the "60 Minutes" program from February in which Simpson said Rove asked her to find evidence that Siegelman was cheating on his wife. Siegelman was convicted on corruption charges in 2006.

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