Skip to comments.Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry's legal team
Posted on 08/26/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT by GIdget2004
Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned.
Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands.
The Republican governor, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has been indicted for allegedly abusing his power by vetoing funding to the office of a Democratic prosecutor who wouldnt resign after a drunken driving arrest.
Were bringing in the best of the best to help us handle this this is serious, weve got to handle it with the appropriate measures, Perry spokesman Jeff Miller said.
Schmidt did not respond to an email seeking comment.
Earlier this week, POLITICOs Mike Allen reported that Perry had hired former Clinton White House special counsel Mark Fabiani to a team that already included Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg.
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Steve Schmidt? I hope Rick enjoys his orange jumpsuit.
Bad news. Steve Schmit is a shmutz.
Perry just screwed himself by hiring that backstabbing loser.
Why is he expanding his legal team? Isn’t this matter pretty cut & dried?
This is the same Schmidt that mercilessly attacked Sarah.
As they say, optics have changed.
Perry is now a liberal establishment republican.
What do you expect?
McCain (i.e. liberal) infiltration to destroy Perry.
Great, now Perry will get indicted and Schmidt will spend a year on MSNBC telling everyone how it wasn’t his fault.
Schmidt is a PUTZ!
Steve Schmidt. Doesn’t Perry think he can lose on his own? He went and hired himself a proffesional loser.
I thought Perry was smarter than this? I should think that anyone paying attention would be smarter than this.
Could there be a bigger sign that Perry shouldn’t run?
“Why is he expanding his legal team? “
HE is not expanding his legal team.
Why not hire Marcia Clark while they are at it?
Wow. Every time I want to give Perry a chance, he does something with NO upside, and lots of downside. I can’t believe he couldn’t find more talented people than Schmidt. I am hoping he is just paying Schmidt to co-opt him and keep his mouth shut, like O.J. did with Dershowitz.
I agree literally word for word. Can’t wait till Greg’s our gov and we don’t have to deal with this drama.
That’s why we call him Governor Goodhair.
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