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Feds clear (Tom) DeLay after six years
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41104.html ^ | 8/16/10

Posted on 08/16/2010 6:12:48 AM PDT by macquire

The Justice Department has informed former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) that the government has ended a six-year investigation of his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to DeLay's lead counsel in the matter, Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods.

The investigation lasted through two presidents and four attorneys general. Its demise provides a stark footnote to the lobbying scandals that helped Democrats regain the House majority they held for 40 years and lost in the Republican revolution of 1994, which eventually made the pugnacious DeLay one of Washington’s top power brokers.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: justicedenied; tomdelay; witchhunt
Where does he go to get his reputation back?
1 posted on 08/16/2010 6:12:49 AM PDT by macquire
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To: macquire

He doesn’t. This is 6 years to late. He needed to fight them hard.. he didn’t.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 6:15:08 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: macquire

of course he was aquitted

now.....when will charges be pressed against the DA and all those that trumped up these charges for polical reasons....let see the Republican Governor of Texas have the scumbag arrested.


3 posted on 08/16/2010 6:16:18 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: macquire

I am waiting for this story to appear on the front page of the Washington Post and the New York Times. Hah.


4 posted on 08/16/2010 6:16:28 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: macquire
Where does he go to get his reputation back?

Exactly.

5 posted on 08/16/2010 6:17:00 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: macquire

I will remember him for doing nothing to limit growth in spending at the Federal Govt. level.....


6 posted on 08/16/2010 6:17:15 AM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: macquire

"Never Mind!"

7 posted on 08/16/2010 6:17:43 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (He is not one of US.)
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To: cableguymn
"He doesn’t. This is 6 years to late. He needed to fight them hard.. he didn’t."

I know Delay. He did fight them hard. He's off clean. What would you have suggested?

8 posted on 08/16/2010 6:18:07 AM PDT by avacado
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To: cableguymn
He needed to fight them hard.. he didn’t.

Republicans will never learn. They let the rats walk all over them for fear of the media.... and they win every time.

9 posted on 08/16/2010 6:18:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: misterrob
I will remember him for doing nothing to limit growth in spending at the Federal Govt. level.....

Agreed. I believe it was he DeLay who stated that there was "nothing" in the federal budget that could be cut.

10 posted on 08/16/2010 6:18:40 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: La Lydia

Lead story on tonight’s Nightly News with Brian Whatsizname.


11 posted on 08/16/2010 6:18:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: macquire

FNC.............


12 posted on 08/16/2010 6:19:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: macquire

well now we know why he turned into such a deomocrat


13 posted on 08/16/2010 6:19:44 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: macquire

oops wrong dude..just woke up


14 posted on 08/16/2010 6:20:38 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: macquire

Sons of mongrel female dogs. All of them.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 6:21:05 AM PDT by listenhillary (When will our government stop abusing us and stop hurting our children?)
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To: bgill

dancing with the stars?


16 posted on 08/16/2010 6:21:11 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: cableguymn

republicans never do. there should be an investigation of
why fbi went after curt weldon two weeks before
election allowing sestak to win. weldon was way ahead until
fbi announced investigation. soros/clinton had it in
for weldon and then this happened. after election, all news
and investigation was dropped. same thing with cia going
after scooter libby.


17 posted on 08/16/2010 6:21:31 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Vaquero

The DA in question (Ronnie Earle) is a POS RAT operative that is quite safe in his office. The county seat is Austin with is the Texas version of Berkeley.


18 posted on 08/16/2010 6:21:36 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: All
FYI - this is just the federal case. From the aticle:
A state case continues in Texas, with a hearing scheduled for Aug. 24. A trial is expected next spring, and could last several weeks.

19 posted on 08/16/2010 6:21:52 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: macquire

Democrats... masters of the obvious.


20 posted on 08/16/2010 6:24:15 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: macquire

In political writing, I thought the word “pugnacious” was held in reserve for use only in descriptions of Pat Buchanan...


21 posted on 08/16/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: macquire
A state case continues in Texas, with a hearing scheduled for Aug. 24. A trial is expected next spring, and could last several weeks.

He's not finished.

22 posted on 08/16/2010 6:29:51 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: jersey117

I think you have the wrong Tom DeLay.


23 posted on 08/16/2010 6:30:25 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: pnh102

You need to pay attention to facts. Delay was speaking of Hurricane Katrina and of course the media made it out to be something it wasn’t:

Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans’ choice to borrow money and add to this year’s expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn’t seem possible.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/sep/14/20050914-120153-3878r/


24 posted on 08/16/2010 6:31:24 AM PDT by macquire
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To: macquire

Gee.... They move so fast, I can’t wait to see how fast they move on my x-rays... ( Sarc / off ).....


25 posted on 08/16/2010 6:31:54 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: macquire

And where do we go to get our country back!!!!!?
Delay was an effective leader who trumped the dims at their own game...


26 posted on 08/16/2010 6:32:47 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: misterrob

I will remember him for redistricting Texas and taking me out of Ron Paul’s district (which I could live with) and putting me in Lloyd Dogshitts district.


27 posted on 08/16/2010 6:33:12 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: macquire

Take the Democrats to court!


28 posted on 08/16/2010 6:33:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: WayneS

re: Pugnacious.

Politico uses two lists of suggested terms.

One list for Republicans and one list for Democrats.

If this story had been about a Democrat the list would have suggested using the words aggresive or determined.


29 posted on 08/16/2010 6:33:41 AM PDT by macquire
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To: theKid51; Apple Blossom

ping


30 posted on 08/16/2010 6:34:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: lonestar

I love Tom Delay. He was a great leader. I just think he was railroaded on trumped up charges. The same with Lott. The rats smear them and somehow always manage to make it stick. I don’t think it was Delay so much as I blame Republicans for not sticking together and standing by their own.


31 posted on 08/16/2010 6:34:49 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: macquire
When are the Republicans going to change their congressional rules so their members are innocent until proven guilty, like the Democrats have for their members???
32 posted on 08/16/2010 6:37:31 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Howie66

Ronnie Earle, the RAT DA, is running for Lt. Gov. Another sick Austin lib is Rep. Lloyd Doggett.


33 posted on 08/16/2010 6:38:53 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: MisterArtery

Let’s be honest about this, shall we?

I do not see a RAT that is worth spitting on.

As far as I am concerned the entire party should be eliminated.


34 posted on 08/16/2010 6:41:12 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: macquire

Tom DeLay fought long and hard. He was a good Congressman and a true Conservative. He stood for what he believed in and in the end it cost him. He is a good man and I will always respect and admired him.


35 posted on 08/16/2010 6:42:29 AM PDT by sugarbabe
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To: Howie66

ronnie earle retired in 2008 or 2009. His understudy - who is just as liberal - took the DA office now.


36 posted on 08/16/2010 6:50:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Okay, I missed that. The last time that I heard he was as safely embedded as a tick.


37 posted on 08/16/2010 6:52:45 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Howie66

Earle is running for Lt. Gov.


38 posted on 08/16/2010 6:57:18 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: macquire

Yes, where does he go to get his reputation back?

The story neglected to list those members of Congress who objected to cooperate with the Department of Justice. Those slime-maggots should be outted in every story related to Abramoff.


39 posted on 08/16/2010 6:58:22 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: MisterArtery

Let us pray that he gets creamed in a major way.


40 posted on 08/16/2010 7:12:05 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: avacado

He’s off clean? Does that mean he gets his seat back? or his leadership position?

The fight should have started before he gave up his leadership position.


41 posted on 08/16/2010 7:27:58 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Howie66

He had one of the safest (d) offices in Texas. He and lord dog nuts had / have the Austin liberals as their voting base.


42 posted on 08/16/2010 7:28:10 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: MisterArtery; Arrowhead1952; Howie66
Earle is running for Lt. Gov.


Earle got defeated in the Dem primary so he out of it unless he's running as a 3rd party which I'm not aware of.


Linda Chavez-Thompson DEM  314,972 53.13% 
Ronnie Earle DEM           205,516 34.67% 
Marc Katz DEM               72,235 12.18% 

43 posted on 08/16/2010 7:49:39 AM PDT by deport
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To: jersey117

The DA in Austin, Ronnie Earle, was the biggest liar.


44 posted on 08/16/2010 7:58:20 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: cableguymn

Maybe, maybe not.


45 posted on 08/16/2010 8:01:11 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cableguymn
He did fight which is why he is exonerated.

I don't know how much more a man with a limited budget can do when the budget of the Federal Gov't and the MSM are arrayed against him.

46 posted on 08/16/2010 8:36:06 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: cableguymn; avacado
Under GOP (Not democrat) House rules, a member must resign his leadership position upon indictment.

Knowing this, the national rats got a TX prosecutor to indict DeLay. No trial ever, just indictment.

Rats don't oppose, they destroy. We should do the same.

47 posted on 08/16/2010 1:05:25 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Get out of my face and get back in the closet.)
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To: macquire

When do the dhiminicrats prosecute Foley?


48 posted on 08/16/2010 4:18:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone (If we could remove bad representatives through voting, voting would have been made illegal by now.)
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