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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by STUT View Post
    However this may be rendered moot by subsection c:
    (c) It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a)(1) of this section that the person who influences or attempts to influence the public servant is a member of the governing body of a governmental entity, and that the action that influences or attempts to influence the public servant is an official action taken by the member of the governing body. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "official action" includes deliberations by the governing body of a governmental entity.
    The GJ indictment seems to refer to that:


    "...the defendant and Rosemary Lehmberg were not members of the same governing body of a governmental entity..."
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    He cut funding to a group investigating him.

    Can you imagine the conservative response if Obama cut funding to groups investigating Benghazi?
    What were they investigating him for?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    The CPRIT. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

    The funding that Rick Perry vetoed was going to the Travis County DA's Public Integrity Unit, which at the time was going after Rick Perry's appointees on the CPRIT. It's a grant-awarding organization that was created in 2007 per a voter's proposition is supposed to be funding research on cancer, however it had been making grant requests to organizations (skipping scientific and business reviews) tied to politician contributors of Rick Perry, Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/investigat...gn-contributor
    And? You have no point. Had she resigned that office would have had that funding and continued investigating.
    ... and this is the third Rick Perry program that has been giving grants to Texas Republican Leadership. The other two are the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Emerging Technology Fund.

    Had she resigned, Rick Perry would have appointed her replacement. So you'd have a corruption investigation tied against Perry's administration being taken over by one of his direct appointees.

    Either way Rick Perry was able to successfully hinder the corruption investigation. When the funding for the Public Integrity Unit was vetoed by Perry, Travis County stepped in and provided half of the original funding coming from the state.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    ... and this is the third Rick Perry program that has been giving grants to Texas Republican Leadership. The other two are the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Emerging Technology Fund.

    Had she resigned, Rick Perry would have appointed her replacement. So you'd have a corruption investigation tied against Perry's administration being taken over by one of his direct appointees.

    Either way Rick Perry was able to successfully hinder the corruption investigation. When the funding for the Public Integrity Unit was vetoed by Perry, Travis County stepped in and provided half of the original funding coming from the state.
    Gawd!
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    It has nothing to do with the indictment.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I don't see how this can possibly fly. From the report it seems the only thing he did is say "I'm going to veto funding is you pass it" which, to the best of my knowledge, is perfectly legal and done pretty damned regularly across the nation as well as in DC.

    It's fascinating that an ethics complaint was filed against a guy who followed the law while the bitch that got wasted, got busted driving drunk and abused her authority is, apparently, fine and dandy with the Democrats. I mean, I could see that in Massachusetts Democrats but I'm kind of surprised to see it in Texas.
    Democrats? The Governor has been indicted on 2 felonies. What does that have to do with Democrats?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    What were they investigating him for?
    Improper grant making to political contributors of state Republican officeholders.

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    The CPRIT. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

    The funding that Rick Perry vetoed was going to the Travis County DA's Public Integrity Unit, which at the time was going after Rick Perry's appointees on the CPRIT. It's a grant-awarding organization that was created in 2007 per a voter's proposition is supposed to be funding research on cancer, however it had been making grant requests to organizations (skipping scientific and business reviews) tied to politician contributors of Rick Perry, Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst.

    Cancer-fighting agency funded projects of Perry contributor | Dallas Morning News

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I know, damn us right wingers for presuming someone innocent pre trial. You've altered my view point, totally though. Perry's guilty. So when should we hang him? Tonight? After the weekend? Do have a length of rope handy because I don't.
    Yes damn you right wingers for presuming one of your politicians innocent before guilty yet presuming an American soldier (Bergdahl) guilty before he even returns to freaking America.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Gawd!
    And?
    It has nothing to do with the indictment.
    Umm, yes ...? I was answering a question about why Lehmberg’s office was conducting an investigation around the Perry administration. I'm not talking about today's indictment.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Umm, yes ...? I was answering a question about why Lehmberg’s office was conducting an investigation around the Perry administration. I'm not talking about today's indictment.
    Although formed as questions, you were responding with such to a person who was pointing out it had nothing to do with this indictment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    They were investigating Rick Perry ?
    For what exactly ?
    Because the indictment came down AFTER the Travis County DA got busted for DUI.
    If the issue was simply shutting down the DA who's responsible for investigating corrupt lawmakers ( like Andrew Cuomo did ) he would have veoted their spending long ago.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Although formed as questions, you were responding with such to a person who was pointing out it had nothing to do with this indictment.
    You're totally correct. The scuzzy kickback grants have nothing to do with Texas' political environment, or the fact that Rick Perry is now facing indictment.

    I know for an absolute fact that Rick Perry is a completely honest guy, only concerned about the taxpaying public, and couldn't possibly carry a grudge against the woman or an organization leading up an investigation intimately involving Rick Perry's administration.

    It'd totally be against Rick Perry's nature to be into that type of political payback.

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