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1. Is it "Creekmore-Byrd" or "Creekmore Byrd?"
2. It is my understanding that Judge Coleman granted the TRO this morning, and has ordered the documents (apparently a collection of Chip Pickering's "notes to self") produced to him under seal for in camera review.
3. How sordid is this mess? Judge Coleman hears the TRO this morning, but only because he's sitting in for suspended Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Judge DeLaughter, of course, stepped down as a result of the Scruggs matter, in which Trent Lott may be a witness.
4. This "C Street Complex" was apparently the place to be if you were a Congressman or Senator prone to cheating. John Ensign and Chip Pickering both allegedly lived there. Gov. Mark Sanford supposedly lived there during his time in D.C., and David Vitter was known as "David from C Street" to the prostitution ring he found himself involved with.
5. Pickering was offered appointment to a United States Senate seat. And turned it down because his girlfriend told him to.
6. Creekmore-Byrd followed the Pickering family to Colorado and rented a cabin near theirs while they were on vacation. That's insane.
7. Leisha Pickering is being represented by two former Supreme Court Justices, Chuck McRae and Oliver Diaz, Jr.
8. This is in no way a positive thing for the Pickering boys, and for their sake, needs to be resolved before it gets worse.
9. Leisha Pickering testified today that she discovered the affair when, late one night, she heard a phone buzzing in Chip Pickering's jacket pocket. (He was not wearing it at the time.) She went, retrieved the phone, and did not recognize it as his regular cell phone. She walked outside to his truck, and saw his regular phone on the charger in the interior of the truck.
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