In a conversation secretly tape-recorded by the FBI on June 25, 2006, Stevens discussed ways to get a pipeline bill through the Alaska Legislature with Bill Allen, an oil-services executive accused of providing the senator with about $250,000 in undisclosed financial benefits. According to a Justice motion, Stevens told Allen, "I'm gonna try to see if I can get some bigwigs from back here and say, 'Look … you gotta get this done'." Two days later, Cheney wrote a letter to the Alaska Legislature urging members to "promptly enact" a bill to build the pipeline.
Stevens confirmed to NEWSWEEK last week that he asked Cheney to write the letter.
The case against Stevens is about how he used his power to help his oil-rich friend, Bill Allen, get richer. Cheney, it is clearly shown here, was part of that scheme. So?