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DeLay does not testify as trial nears end
UPI ^ | November 19, 2010

Posted on 11/19/2010 4:01:18 PM PST by gusopol3

Testimony in Tom DeLay's money-laundering trial ended in Austin, Texas, without the former House majority leader testifying.

Closing arguments are set for Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

DeLay said after Thursday's court session he got to make his case when prosecutors played his 2005 interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News.

"The reason I didn't testify is there was no need to. … I can't believe the prosecution finished their case with my testimony," he said.

In the interview, DeLay said he knew of a money swap between his Texans for a Republican Majority and the Republican National Committee, but it was legal.

Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's lawyer, told the Austin American-Statesman: "Money swaps were common. They are lawful."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: delay; partisanwitchhunt; pelosicongress; stealingcongress; tomdelay; trial
Closing arguments Monday
1 posted on 11/19/2010 4:01:22 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

so far. not convicted of anything and stepped down upon allegation. Rangel. Convicted and won’t step down. Same as Jefferson. (D) might as well be the S in superman

2 posted on 11/19/2010 4:06:15 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: gusopol3

I don’t really understand the ins and outs of this case.

Since this is Free Republic, there are people here who do.

Did DeLay really do anything illegal? (I’m not talking about what was/wasn’t proved in court. I’m talking about real life.)

If it was not illegal, was it ethical?

3 posted on 11/19/2010 4:07:30 PM PST by wolfpat (Veni. Vidi. Veneer: I came. I saw. I made plywood.)
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To: gusopol3

If he is found guilty of anything will he get the same treatment as Charlie Rangel? Hmmmm??

4 posted on 11/19/2010 4:33:15 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: wolfpat
It was neither illegal, nor unethical.

This was an overzealous partisan democrat prosecution to take him out of the leadership.

It worked.

5 posted on 11/19/2010 4:33:47 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: gusopol3
The only thing worse than going before a jury on a Friday is going before a jury just before a four day holiday weekend.
6 posted on 11/19/2010 5:57:46 PM PST by trumandogz
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Didn’t they pass this law, and then charge him ex post facto?

7 posted on 11/19/2010 10:19:16 PM PST by gman992
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To: gman992
Yes. When he did what he did, it wasn't illegal.

This is a political witchhunt.

8 posted on 11/19/2010 10:25:59 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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Houston PING

9 posted on 11/23/2010 9:04:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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