Skip to comments.DeLay's prosecutors lack a key document
Posted on 10/14/2005 9:14:31 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior
They don't have list of candidates at the heart of the laundering case, just a 'similar' one
AUSTIN - Travis County prosecutors admitted Friday they lack physical proof of a list of Republican candidates that is at the heart of money-laundering indictments against U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay and two of his associates.
The list is key to prosecutors being able to prove that corporate money that could not be legally spent on Texas candidates was specifically exchanged at the national level for donations that legally could be spent on Republican candidates for the Texas House.
Indictments against DeLay, Jim Ellis and John Colyandro state that Ellis gave "a document that contained the names of several candidates for the Texas House" to a Republican National Committee official in 2002 in a scheme to swap $190,000 in restricted corporate money for the same amount of money from individuals that could be legally used by Texas candidates.
But prosecutors said Friday in court that they only had a "similar" list and not the one allegedly received by then-RNC Deputy Director Terry Nelson.
A lawyer for Ellis said prosecutors' inability to produce the list mentioned in the indictments is on par with the tactics used by U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the communist witch hunts of the 1950s.
"I'll tell you what I think about this list. In the 1950s, a man named McCarthy claimed to have a list of 200 communists in the State Department, and he didn't," said J.D. Pauerstein, a lawyer for Jim Ellis, the director of DeLay's Americans for a Republican Majority. "They (prosecutors) don't know what list they're talking about, even though they specify it in their indictment."
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I wish they would stop bashing poor old
Rather gate morphs into Earle gate. Something is wrong with the democRAT drinking water there in Travis county TX.
I was just thinking that. This is supposed to be our side?
That's OK, they'll just type one up using Microsoft Word.
Senator Joe McCarthy
--a brief excerpt from Richard H. Rovere's Senator Joe McCarthy
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The late Joseph R. McCarthy, a United States Senater from Wisconsin, was in many ways the most gifted demagogue ever bred on these shores. No bolder seditionist ever moved among us--nor any politician with a surer, swifter access to the dark places of the American mind. The major phase of McCanhy's career was mercifully short. It began in 1950, three years after he had taken his seat in the Senate, where he had seemed a dim and inconsiderable figure. It ended in 1954, when the Senate passed a resolution of censure against him. That was three years before his death at the age of fony-eight. Both his rise and his fall were accomplished with breath-taking speed. At the start of 1950, he was a jackstraw in Washington. Then he uncovered Communism--almost by inadvertence, as Columbus discovered America, as James Marshall discovered California gold.
Where are the necessary documents?
Yeah too bad....McCarthy could have really used the fake but accurate idea....dang!
Proof? I don't got to show you no stinkin' proof!
Maybe members of Freerepublic can help these poor saps. I have a old typewriter from 1968 and remember the proper signature blocks for the commander's signature. Does anyone out there have bond paper from the year DeLay was possibly committing "crimes"? We can get some extra help from that Ms. Maples lady over at CBS...she'd show us how to make aging creases in the paper. Of course, I'd be wanting some financial compenstation for this (at least $10k)...would someone from the Texas state Democratic party be able to have some money funneled from the Ted Kennedy national cash bucket to their account, then funneled to me in mostly $20 bills? I don't want no tax implcations or such, plus I sure don't want my wife to know about the extra money. And I don't rightly care to be on 60 Minutes, unless that Dan Rather guy is doing the interview.
Here's hoping anyway.
I wonder if anyone has come up with an IBM Selectric font for Word yet.
He'd better. Bump and SENT TO DRUDGE!
The Hammer pounds Earle....keep on keeping on!
Ann Coulter will be so conflicted on this one...
I've got a manual typewriter from the 1930s, an electric from the early 1970s, a daisy wheel printer from the early 80s, a dot matrix from the early 90s, and a modern inkjet. I also live near a Kinkos.
Unfortunately for them, I'm too smart to be a liberal.