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Al Gore Set to Be Deposed in Keith Olbermann's Current TV Mess

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Al Gore is about to take an oath, but probably not the one he dreamed of as a little boy.

E! News has exclusively learned that the former vice president of the United States will be deposed in Keith Olbermann's ongoing breach-of-contract legal battle with his former Gore-helmed cable network, Current TV.

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"Al Gore's deposition has been noticed," Olbermann's attorney, Jill Basinger, told E! News.

As it happens, Gore will have plenty of time to prep for his grilling, as the case is currently in the discovery and mediation stage. Bill Clinton's former right-hand man is just one of the many high-level CEOs from the network that Olbermann's attorneys plan to depose this fall.

So, what's Gore's connection to the pundit's $50 million case? Well, the politico not only founded the cable news network, but was also one of the main courters of the newsman, responsible for wooing the ex-MSNBC anchor to the fledgling cable net.

In any case, the trial (Current has countersued its onetime poster boy) is expected to last between five and seven days starting May 28, 2013. A final status conference in the case is set for May 16, and both sides' depositions—which includes Gore's would-be sit-down—must be completed by December 7.

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