Powell: Stevens' Character Is 'Sterling'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell testified Friday at the ongoing corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, calling him "a trusted individual." Powell appeared as a character witness, describing his 25-year relationship with Stevens, 84, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. Senate. Prosecutors say Stevens lied on financial disclosure forms to conceal $250,000 in gifts, but he has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Powell testified from the witness stand that when he was...Full Story
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