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Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds
Star Tribune ^ | August 15, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT

Posted on 08/15/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT by bgill

The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; perry; perry2016; rickperry; rickperryindictment; rosemarylehmberg; texas; traviscounty
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1 posted on 08/15/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

You can idict a HAM SANDWICH!!


2 posted on 08/15/2014 3:58:25 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bgill

Perry doesn’t look like a ham sandwich.


3 posted on 08/15/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: bgill

Austin, it figures...


4 posted on 08/15/2014 4:00:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ann Archy

I swear I didn’t see your reply before mine, but great minds and all that.


5 posted on 08/15/2014 4:00:23 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: bgill

Gee... anyone want to bet at least one of the Grand Jury members is a shemale with a ponytail?


6 posted on 08/15/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: bgill

Sounds crazy.

It is the Scott Walker strategy.

And remember, it was Texas that put the false charges on DeLay.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 4:01:00 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: bgill
Perry said he'd veto the funding if the district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, didn't resign. Lehmberg had recently been convicted of drunken driving. The state's Public Integrity Unit operates out of her office.

Yeah, how dare he yank "their" money!

.

8 posted on 08/15/2014 4:01:28 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: bgill

Welcome to political show trials.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 4:01:36 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Ann Archy

He is in good company.e.g. Tom Delay. A nuisance indictment - we will use it as an effective campaign prop.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 4:01:45 PM PDT by quantumman
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To: Truth29

No prob!! Obama’s people are going to make his life MISERABLE........MISERABLE!!! And EXPENSIVE!!! He went up against the Obama MAFIA.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 4:03:05 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: quantumman

And what happened to DeLay?


12 posted on 08/15/2014 4:03:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bgill

Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg Drunk Driving Arrest Dash Cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrxsCH_p1oc

Her booking video - https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A0LEVxUJke5T_TMAfvBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0OTByYjNvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQ1OF8x?p=rosemary+lehmberg+drunk&tnr=21&vid=14980BA23F453BA3912214980BA23F453BA39122&l=291&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DUN.608032185274666533%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ds7y7oJ266qI&sigr=11afqfv5t&tt=b&tit=TRAVIS+COUNTY+DISTRICT+ATTORNEY+LEHMBERG%26%2339%3BS+BOOKING+FOOTAGE+...&sigt=1220mi1aq&back=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3DRosemary%2BLehmberg%2Bdrunk%2Bvideo%26pvid%3DqhVwRTk4LjHY.INAU5iJvwiKNjQuMlPuj7__174o%26fr%3Dyfp-t-901&sigb=143q6koav


13 posted on 08/15/2014 4:04:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
Ted Cruz - 2016!
14 posted on 08/15/2014 4:04:30 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Ann Archy

Sounds like a Ronnie Brown special


15 posted on 08/15/2014 4:07:17 PM PDT by montag813
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To: dfwgator

He was exonerated of all charges.


16 posted on 08/15/2014 4:07:33 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: BBB333

And his political career was destroyed in the process just the same.


17 posted on 08/15/2014 4:07:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bgill

Ok so a governor is indicted for abuse of power. Do I see something wrong this? Where is the indicted for “abuse of power” for a certain person with Big Ears and enjoys golfing while Rome is burning?


18 posted on 08/15/2014 4:08:48 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: bgill

Travis County is the a$$hole of Texas.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 4:09:37 PM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: Prospero

It is long past time for the Texas legislature to permanently remove all authority of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office to conduct political prosecutions of state officials.

Transfer all jurisdiction to the Texas Attorney General’s Office where it belongs.


20 posted on 08/15/2014 4:10:08 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: bgill

Moron political hit from Austin. Soon to be a big Dem failure.


21 posted on 08/15/2014 4:10:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: x1stcav

Houston is a close second with their dyke mayor.


22 posted on 08/15/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: bgill; BereanBrain; fieldmarshaldj; TADSLOS; Pelham; F15Eagle; bobby.223; Norm Lenhart; Liz; ...

La Raza Rick Perry indicted by his fellow liberals? lol!


23 posted on 08/15/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Patriot Babe

Mark Levin is talking about his on his radio show right now.


24 posted on 08/15/2014 4:12:25 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("The Border Is On Fire & Washington Is Sending Us Gasoline" AZ Ranchers John Ladd & Fred Davis 7/14)
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To: bgill

Sounds like Perry knows that Texas will never be totally cleaned up till he cleans up Austin.


25 posted on 08/15/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Red Steel

Take note of the phony and the absurd here versus Obama’s abuse and criminal use of power. The Dems and their idiot media make it up.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: NKP_Vet

I don’t care about carpet-m#nchers but I do care about ideologically driven and possessed left-wing prosecutors and this county seems to abound in them.


27 posted on 08/15/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: bgill
The KXAN chief liberal reporter was almost peeing in his pants reporting this a few minutes ago. Hope it turns into another Tom DeLay type non trial. I think the Travis county DA's office should have NOTHING to do with state wide elected officials.
28 posted on 08/15/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns are like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.)
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To: bgill

Austin? As in Travis County? As in the same prosecutor’s office that indicted Tom Delay?

Pffffffffttt!


29 posted on 08/15/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: bgill

They are trying to take him out as a viable candidate for 2016, clearing the road for a Hillary victory.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 4:16:46 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: bgill
This is the drunk Governor Perry was trying to force out of her leadership position.


31 posted on 08/15/2014 4:16:51 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: bgill

She isn’t drunk. After all, she had only tee martoonies! ;-)


32 posted on 08/15/2014 4:20:31 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: bgill

Is this the same prosecutor who was arrested for DUI..figures


33 posted on 08/15/2014 4:21:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BBB333
Tagline memory jogger.....in 2009, wifey and I went to a large TEA rally and the guy in front of us - for whatever reason he had in his head - kept shouting "Joe Biden's an idiot!"....pretty much over and over.

It did greatly entertain the crowd, however.

34 posted on 08/15/2014 4:21:55 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Transfer all jurisdiction to the Texas Attorney General’s Office where it belongs.

Yup, but the Austin libs would never stand for that. Got to have their sucky influence on the entire election process.

35 posted on 08/15/2014 4:22:04 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns are like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.)
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To: bgill

Indicting and conviction is two different things. Good luck you disgraced drunken DA in trying to get a conviction.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 4:22:49 PM PDT by Ron H. (Are you ready for His return! Are you prepared?)
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To: Prospero

Why only one????


37 posted on 08/15/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: NKP_Vet
..Ahem - you forgot one:


38 posted on 08/15/2014 4:24:14 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: bgill
It worked in spades with Tom Delay.

And like with Delay the exoneration will come years later after Perry is broken & out of the way.

F the criminal enterprise called the democrat party.

39 posted on 08/15/2014 4:24:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Menehune56
This one.

"TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEHMBERG'S BOOKING FOOTAGE KOKE FM 042113 "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7y7oJ266qI

40 posted on 08/15/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: bgill

BREAKING:

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL GREG ABBOTT TO INDICT D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg FOR ABUSE OF POWER.

heh-heh. Why not, lawfare is lawfare !


41 posted on 08/15/2014 4:27:28 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: ifinnegan; All

Yeah, looks like another Ronnie Earle special...Glad he’s gone...But the scumbags are still running loose in Weirdville...


42 posted on 08/15/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: Patriot Babe
Where is the indicted for “abuse of power” for a certain person with Big Ears and enjoys golfing while Rome is burning?

Sounds like Perry is being accused of something Big Ears has done countless times - give notice of intent to veto prior to the act of veto.

43 posted on 08/15/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: bgill

Anyone who takes this lightly is delusional. Libs dont mess around when taking down political opponents. These people basically run a criminal enterprise. Meanwhile Repubs cower.


44 posted on 08/15/2014 4:31:03 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: stevie_d_64

Rosemary Lehmberg.

http://www.co.travis.tx.us/district%5Fattorney/

And she’s doing it over an issue that affected her.

It’s a huge conflict of interest.

And it stems from her drunk driving.

This is egregious.

I think she needs to go to jail.


45 posted on 08/15/2014 4:32:30 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

**As in the same prosecutor’s office that indicted Tom Delay?**


Too lazy to do all the html today. Remember this thread?

Ronnie Earle, Travis Co. (TX) DA, Dances Naked With Other Men While Beating Cooked Chickens
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1907593/posts


46 posted on 08/15/2014 4:32:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns are like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.)
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To: bgill
Don't think Perry is going to take this laying down. Some or somehow someone is going to get their ars kicked and it is not going to be Perry.
47 posted on 08/15/2014 4:33:17 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: tet68
Austin, it figures...

Yep, a blueberry in a strawberry patch ....

48 posted on 08/15/2014 4:33:31 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: BBB333
He was exonerated of all charges.

Only after his political career was destroyed, but then that was the point of the charges, indictment and prosecution wasn't it?

49 posted on 08/15/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ifinnegan

We need to move our state Capitol out of Austin.
The left consistently abuses the Travis County DA’s office to launch political prosecutions.
They did it to KBH in the 90s, then Tom Delay, now this to Perry.
I’m a defense attorney and I can’t even get my brain around this. It’s absolutely stunning.
They want to accuse him of abuse of power? Really?
Talk about your all time projection.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 4:34:48 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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