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A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a “farce”
Star Telegram ^ | August 16, 2014 | Wire/Staff

Posted on 08/16/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that the indictment against him was an “outrageous” abuse of power and vowed to fight it.

“This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,” Perry said at a news conference on Saturday.

Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat. He dismissed the prosecution as a “farce.”

A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to veto $7.5 million over two years for the Public Integrity Unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.

Lehmberg, a Democrat, was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Perry’s calls to resign.

The possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing the charges as nakedly political. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

The governor said he was absolutely correct in seeking Lehmberg’s resignation, and given the chance to do it all over again, he would.

He predicted victory in the courts, and said that ultimately, the people who engineered the indictment will have a price to pay. “Those responsible will be held accountable,” Perry said.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortionbarbie; amnesty; farce; indictment; lehmberg; perry; rickperry; rosemarylehmberg; tedcruz; texas; traviscounty
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1 posted on 08/16/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
"This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,”

Yes! Go, Rick!

2 posted on 08/16/2014 2:43:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope Perry prevails. This is indeed an outrage. Call me a conspiracy nut, but I can’t help but think Romney is behind this. He has plans to run again. He is again taking down all the potential republican opponents as he did last time. I know, I know, I’m nuts.


3 posted on 08/16/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: Jim Robinson

This whole thing just might work to Perry’s benefit on the national stage.


4 posted on 08/16/2014 2:44:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Labeling someone “defiant” is one way the left-wing press lables someone evil.


5 posted on 08/16/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Jim Robinson



6 posted on 08/16/2014 2:45:17 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope his sending the NG to the border isn’t another farce similar to GWBush’s putting 6,000 NG on the border — to file paperwork and wash BP vehicles.

Perry has a chance to step up and show some real backbone. If he starts to waver, he might as give up on 2016.


7 posted on 08/16/2014 2:45:38 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson

Kick azz with your outsized Texas boots!


8 posted on 08/16/2014 2:46:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: erkelly

Well considering Romney is a RINO, part of the Republican-E I wouldn’t doubt it. Hitlery did the same with Christie even though he’s a RINO. The same week she started her internet campaign for Tyrant, I mean POTUS, that bridgegate thing came out. This is how the Democraps and RINOs work, using sleazy underhanded tactics. They would sell out their own mother if it helps their quest for supreme power.


9 posted on 08/16/2014 2:47:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It is a farce, but we live in an evil world.
Praying for him and for truth to triumph!
May the wicked be put to shame, and may it bring them to repentance before a holy God.


10 posted on 08/16/2014 2:47:59 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Jim Robinson

11 posted on 08/16/2014 2:48:49 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: Jim Robinson

This was definitely a political strike from an arched enemy. I hope he’s wise and fights this with a intelligent legal team. I sure would love to know who set this in motion / the dems in Austin or the Gop-e. Personably, I think both sides are involved.


12 posted on 08/16/2014 2:49:27 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Jim Robinson
Texas Dems issue fatwad against Gov. Perry


13 posted on 08/16/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Politically, this may be a big plus for Kerry, depending on how he handles it.


14 posted on 08/16/2014 2:50:09 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm no lawyer by far, but is this even legal? Can this "special prosecutor" responsible for this get "Mike Nifonged" if Perry has a case against him for abuse of power?


15 posted on 08/16/2014 2:51:27 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Reaganez

“Labeling someone “defiant” is one way the left-wing press lables someone evil.”

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If Perry is “defiant” then what would these media leftists call Obama??? /s


16 posted on 08/16/2014 2:52:11 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Jim Robinson

Now that Perry has been indicted more people than ever will watch the video of Rosemary’s booking. She’s rude, nasty and disrespectful to the police, not to mention drunk! I don’t know how they stayed so composed and didn’t tell her to just SHUT UP. If she represents “public integrity” in Texas, heaven help them.


17 posted on 08/16/2014 2:53:23 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: EagleUSA

valiant


18 posted on 08/16/2014 2:54:23 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s probably been shown on here already but worth repeating. The end of the second video shows her holding her hand as if it were a gun and aiming at the person taking the video. Very disturbed person indeed.

http://www.tpnn.com/2014/08/16/videos-belligerent-drunk-democrat-rosemary-lehmberg-in-charge-of-integrity-unit-indicts-rick-perry-over-a-lawful-veto/


19 posted on 08/16/2014 2:55:11 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: Shannon

Good comments, Shannon.


20 posted on 08/16/2014 2:55:16 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

21 posted on 08/16/2014 2:56:57 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim...we Texans are a conservative breed by nature. This is not only a farce, but a strange twist of irony. Not funding a DA wench who thumbs her nose at law enforcement during her DUI folly? I would have been disappointed in Mr. Perry, if he had.

I for one have emailed my state senator and rep to defrock the Travis County DA's office of persecutory powers of this nature, and transfer these powers to the Texas AG, where it belongs. Again our state is conservative enough, where I think this can be pulled off.

I am asking that all other Texas Freepers do the same. Tom Delay was a great conservative who fell victim to these tactics, only later after being ruined was cleared. Enough is enough!!!!!!!

22 posted on 08/16/2014 2:59:32 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Everything I needed to know about Islam was written on 11 Sep 2001)
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To: Jim Robinson
If you are going to kill the king make sure you do. I see several law license's removed.
23 posted on 08/16/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wall Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: erkelly

The same Demorat political hacks in Travis County have in the past sought, and won, indictments of Kay Bailey Hutchinson while she was a sitting U.S. Senator, and House Majority Whip Tom Delay, as are now responsible for this farce.

Romney had nothing to do with any of it.

You lack information to put this in its real context.

Being “nuts” has nothing to do with it.

Trust the truth.


24 posted on 08/16/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT by txrangerette (("...hold to the TRUTH; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck))
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s absolutely a farce. God bless and protect Governor Perry.


25 posted on 08/16/2014 3:03:07 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson
TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEHMBERG'S BOOKING FOOTAGE photo Clipboard02_zpsa36f7d27.jpg

Video here.

26 posted on 08/16/2014 3:04:22 PM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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Public Integrity Unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.

An oxymoron if there ever was one.


27 posted on 08/16/2014 3:06:28 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The IRS, HHS, EPA, etc. would have saved the E-mails if they thought the court orders were serious.)
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To: mac_truck

She acted incredibly childish. Typical lib.


28 posted on 08/16/2014 3:06:56 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: erkelly

“...Call me a conspiracy nut, but Romney is behind this...”
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OK; You are a conspiracy nut.


29 posted on 08/16/2014 3:07:59 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: grimalkin

Drunk as Cooter Brown. (Whoever he is.)


30 posted on 08/16/2014 3:08:20 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Folks this is the same thing Ronnie Earle did to Tom Delay....it took 3 or 4 Grand juries before he got the indictment and numerous years for Delay to clear himself....it’s what they do!!! Only difference is it’s another political hack instead of Earle!!!


31 posted on 08/16/2014 3:09:13 PM PDT by ontap
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To: erkelly

You said it.


32 posted on 08/16/2014 3:10:37 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country. Relocate D.C. to the border)
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To: BenLurkin
This whole thing just might work to Perry’s benefit on the national stage.

Only with people who are right-of-center.

Democrats, on the other hand, see felonies on our side where none exist, and dismiss actual felonies on their side.

33 posted on 08/16/2014 3:10:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: erkelly

at least you know yourself - that’s a start

(good grief - what a stretch)


34 posted on 08/16/2014 3:15:02 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: txrangerette
The same Demorat political hacks in Travis County have in the past sought, and won, indictments of Kay Bailey Hutchinson while she was a sitting U.S. Senator, and House Majority Whip Tom Delay, as are now responsible for this farce.

Let us identify these hacks. Find them, freeze them, personalize them, and take them down.

35 posted on 08/16/2014 3:18:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

A move to ry to keep Perry off the 2016 ballot?

Even David Alexrod says the indictment is bogus (and will blow back on BO)


36 posted on 08/16/2014 3:22:36 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Liberals claim to want to hear other views, but then are shocked to discover there are other views)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good Lord.

The Dems are about to make a hero of a gutless, frat boy corrupt crony capitalist RINO.


37 posted on 08/16/2014 3:22:40 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: grimalkin
Her brother
38 posted on 08/16/2014 3:23:58 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: erkelly

Romney would have won if Perry was on his ticket. Of course Romney only surrounds himself with protege’ of him. It seems to work in the private sector but in the public sector......


39 posted on 08/16/2014 3:24:40 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: TomGuy

In the last few days a small number of Guard have been deployed to Hidalgo County. They are there to man observation towers. The towers normally have equipment that can warn of suspicious river/border activity but do not have actual human eyes observing the scene. Now they do. The Hidalgo County officials say having humans there is better than mere equipment and they welcome it.

However, this is not part of Perry’s 1,000 Guard to the Border surge. That will begin as a trickle but build up over the next few weeks. That surge is intended to combat Narco-trafficking and other criminal element activity, that has increased because the Border Patrol has been overwhelmed with duties related to the surge of illegals from Central America that simply cross and walk up to agents and surrender.

I don’t know the exact rules of engagement the Guard will have. Rumors were they would include detention and arrest. The arrest part could not be confirmed but it appears they can detain someone while waiting for their disposition. Not saying they won’t “arrest”, but probably detain for local LE is just as good.

This not a mystery, TG.

We don’t have to wonder and hope and cast about in our imaginations about Perry “wavering” or not, or showing “backbone” or not, or “stepping up” or not.

We don’t have to set up straw men then wait to see if they get knocked down or not.

Perry has a record over many years of using Texas DPS and other resources to try to disrupt the criminal activity along the border. What has happened with the massive increase in illegals walking over the border and surrendering en masse is not Perry’s fault and he cannot stop it. But those border incursions have tied down resources that would otherwise be focused on criminal activities and the Guard presence is to ameliorate that.

THE GUARD WILL WORK CLOSEST OF ALL WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Perry’s record is available at his official website.

Numerous news stories are available on this latest use of the Guard and how it fits in.

However, the right President and Congress could completely change this Border travesty. It better not be Hillary or some other Dem, or a GOP RINO, and Congress better toss the totally failed “leaders” it has on the GOP side, and more Ted Cruz types must get there, or we are done.


40 posted on 08/16/2014 3:25:06 PM PDT by txrangerette (("...hold to the TRUTH; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck))
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To: Jim Robinson

I hear Austin is the anti-Texas part of Texas..

Or should I say, a liberal enclave.. Surrounded by sane Texans all around?

GJs indict cold tamales in TRavis Co.


41 posted on 08/16/2014 3:26:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nhwingut

I wish I had better photoshop skills. I would put a Hannibal Lector mask on that DA.


42 posted on 08/16/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

Doesn’t need photoshopping.

The fact that it is a real unretouched photo speaks for itself.


43 posted on 08/16/2014 3:35:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jim Robinson

It is a farce. I just hope Perry’s knees don’t buckle the way Tom DeLay’s did. Perry needs to cowboy up and get in the faces of these commie ‘RATS. Put THEM in jail.


44 posted on 08/16/2014 3:37:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: catfish1957

It’s time to move the capitol of Texas out of Travis County so that the libs in Austin can’t keep pulling this crap.


45 posted on 08/16/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Dallas County isn’t much better.


46 posted on 08/16/2014 3:42:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grimalkin

She looks like a nut raging liberal feminist who feels that she is not under law and of them who feel they can do whatever seems right in their eyes.
Shades of Lois Lerner over and over and over again as we see the left go ballistic even as they run illegal immigrants over the border to try and change election results in the upcoming elections. And many of the left are just like her as she is like Obamanation and other lawless peoples who desire power.


47 posted on 08/16/2014 3:44:12 PM PDT by kindred (They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. Salvation by Lord Jesus only!)
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To: Christie at the beach

Thank you! You know, as I was watching the booking video I was sitting here wondering if there’s ever been a drunk who admitted to being drunk. I couldn’t even count how many times Rosemary said she wasn’t drunk. And each time she said it she looked just as drunk as the last time she said it. Crazy stuff.


48 posted on 08/16/2014 3:51:08 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Jim Robinson

Looks like prosecutor misconduct and abuse to me.


49 posted on 08/16/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: grimalkin; Jim Robinson

Ahhhhnot druuuunk......Iaaaamm gonna make you paaaay......Iaaammm gouuunna getcha.....howwhaa daaahhreee youuuhhh..........Iaaaammmm a Demmocraattt with connekkishionssss.............

50 posted on 08/16/2014 3:59:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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