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    Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

    A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit, which is run by Travis County District Rosemary Lehmberg's office. Several top aides to the Republican governor appeared before grand jurors in Austin, including his deputy chief of staff, legislative director and general counsel. Perry himself wasn't called to testify.

    He was indicted by an Austin grand jury on felony counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Maximum punishment on the first charge is five to 99 years in prison. The second is two to 10 years.
    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. This is going to be a political crapstorm.

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

    And a prosecutor can get a GJ to indict a ham sandwich is a common saying for a reason.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    I saw this on huffpo but am on iphone. Been waiting for it to hit dp wires .
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    possible 2016 presidential hopeful
    Oh please....
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    POLITICAL WITCH HUNT

    Limberg is a lush who got away with spending significant time in jail and berated officer involved in her arrest and confinement. She was stopped as she pulled out of a liquor store parking lot and had another full quart in her vehicle.


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

    Perry eventually carried out his veto threat. No one disputes that he is allowed to veto measures approved by the Legislature, including part or all of the state budget. But the left-leaning Texans for Public Justice government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint accusing the governor of coercion since he threatened to use his veto before actually doing so in an attempt to pressure Lehmberg to quit.
    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.

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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.
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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.
    A separate grand jury had already investigated her, and allowed her to stay in her job. Perry then carried out his threat to veto the funds. That is highly illegal in Texas.
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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
    And a prosecutor can get a GJ to indict a ham sandwich is a common saying for a reason.
    That's exactly what Perry's son said!
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds



    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. This is going to be a political crapstorm.

    Article is here.
    This wouldn't even be news if Texas had shown initiative and elected Kinky Friedman.










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