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Rick Perry indicted for Lehmberg veto threat
Statesman.com ^ | 8/15/2014 | Tony Plohetski

Posted on 08/15/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT by paul544

A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: lehmberg; perry; perry2016; rickperry; rickperryindictment; rosemarylehmberg; seebreakingnews; texas; traviscounty
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If only the Republican party played the same kind of hardball.
1 posted on 08/15/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT by paul544
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To: paul544

Indeed.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 6:02:58 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: paul544

This world is getting pretty dark when being the most wicked is considered the chief hope.


3 posted on 08/15/2014 6:04:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: paul544

Texas politics. Dems do this all the time.


4 posted on 08/15/2014 6:07:50 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: paul544

this is a crackup. Galpal won’t resign over ethics issues and she sues Perry for ethics issues.


5 posted on 08/15/2014 6:08:44 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: paul544

This is a rerun of the legal lynching of Tom DeLay. Democrats can always find a Grand Jury of their peers to indict Republicans in Austin. Most cities would be embarrassed that their old lesbian lush District Attorney was picked up driving drunk, served time in jail...and kept her job. But this is Austin that we’re talking about, and they have no shame.


6 posted on 08/15/2014 6:10:26 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: paul544

Is this a different County from the one that indicted Tom Delay?


7 posted on 08/15/2014 6:10:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dalebert

They should move the state Capitol further west and leave Austin to the hippies and the potheads.


8 posted on 08/15/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: paul544

It shows they fear Perry. Plus, you can indict a melon with a grand jury. They’re only shown the prosecutors side.

I like this. It means a Perry/Walker ticket will have two Governors who’ve been abused by Democrat prosecutor’s persecutions. It’s just gravy for the roast in 2016.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: reg45

for sure.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 6:14:32 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Paladin2

Same. After 3 tries.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 6:14:49 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: paul544

He should move quickly for dismissal or a verdict...


12 posted on 08/15/2014 6:19:09 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: txrefugee

DeLay was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

Years down the road...they will say...”Never mind”. But no one will know or care.

You are so correct about Austin. There was a time I loved to visit the place. Beautiful, slow pace, great music. Today I would like to relocate the whole area to Cali. Austin would fit right in. (No offense to any Cali Freepers.)


13 posted on 08/15/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Vendome

DeLay tried that and it took almost ten years..


14 posted on 08/15/2014 6:25:21 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Austin IS Ithaca on steroids.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 6:27:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dalebert

Austin is ‘rat infested..


16 posted on 08/15/2014 6:30:34 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Paladin2
Austin == Travis County, Incited DeLay && Perry

Austin != Texas

17 posted on 08/15/2014 6:32:26 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: SecondAmendment

What are the current rpms of Mr. Travis?


18 posted on 08/15/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: paul544

earlier thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3193360/posts

Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors’ funds


19 posted on 08/15/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT by deport
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To: paul544

Some are taking this seriously but it’s a preposterous one. Seems to me most people will not believe a governor can be properly indicted for exercising or threatening to exercise his legal powers.

Especially when it involved threatening to veto the budget of a fat slob drunk.


20 posted on 08/15/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT by Williams
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To: deport

A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his
effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her
drunken driving arrest.

Grand jurors charged Perry, 64, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony,
and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony. The first charge carries a
punishment of 5-99 years and a fine of up to $10,000. The second charge is punishable
by 2-10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

The indictment stems from Perry’s threat last summer to withhold $7.2 million in state
money from Lehmberg’s office unless she step down – a threat he later carried out
by vetoing an appropriation in the state budget.

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/rick-perry-indicted-for-lehmberg-veto-threat/ng3zF/


21 posted on 08/15/2014 6:37:16 PM PDT by deport
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To: paul544

That “special prosecutor” must be the devil’s spawn that he could come out with a straight face and pretend this is a serious indictment.


22 posted on 08/15/2014 6:37:35 PM PDT by Williams
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To: paul544

This is rotten news to hear about.


23 posted on 08/15/2014 6:39:17 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This world is getting pretty dark when being the most wicked is considered the chief hope.

ISAIAH 59


24 posted on 08/15/2014 6:40:11 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: paul544

From Hot Air article: “Before you pass judgement on Rick Perry”

This is the dash cam footage from the patrol car that pulled over Travis County D.A., Rosemary Lehmberg for DWI.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/15/before-you-pass-judgment-on-rick-perry/


25 posted on 08/15/2014 6:41:55 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: paul544
This is the result of a liberal drunk wanting revenge for her own misbehavior. When District Attny Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for DWI and tested THREE TIMES above the legal limit she was convicted, served time and had her license suspended.

Rick Perry called for her resignation and said he would exercise his right to veto funding requests from her if she didn't go. This is payback from a slob of woman and activists who took the charges to a liberal judge.

It is designed to keep the threat of indictment alive long enough to end any serious run against Hillary. It probably won't happen.

26 posted on 08/15/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: RIghtwardHo
OK, McCrum issued an indictment because Lehmberg, who oversees the same unit that led the investigation against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was handed a ethics complaint (no actual evidence of a crime) from the left-leaning Texans for Public Justice government watchdog group (not LEO).

Perry's veto was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution.

Gov. Perry gave fair warning to the "Public Integrity Unit".

But... because he threatened to use his veto before actually doing so in an attempt to pressure Lehmberg to quit so the lefties claim that Gov. Perry's actual act of integrity is a crime.

He vetoed $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit run by the office of Travis County Democratic District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Mizz Lehmberg was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Governor Perry's calls (for Lehmberg) to resign.

The state's Public Integrity Unit operates out of her office.

27 posted on 08/15/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: paul544
Perry said, “Despite the otherwise good work (of) the Public Integrity Unit’s employees, I cannot in good conscience support continued state funding for an office with statewide jurisdiction at a time when the person charged with ultimate responsibility of that unit has lost the public’s confidence.”

For the benefit of non-Texans, they need to know that the Travis County District Attorney has legal jurisdiction over every elected official in the state -- including those elected to federal office.

Travis County is home to the capitol, Austin, and generally populated by moonbats -- government workers, university faculty, techies, artists & musicians & dopers and their hangers-on. It's San Francisco-on-the-Colorado.

As a consequence, they elect far left local politicians -- and their DA happens to exert statewide power. And they have no trouble finding a grand jury that's ready to indict a Republican for chewing gum on the wrong side of his mouth.

Tom Delay was one example. Even the inoffensive Kay Bailey Hutchison was a target of some trumped up charges that were dropped one second after the court was gaveled to order.

Lehmberg's action against Perry is nothing more than partisan harassment designed to complicate his presidential run.

28 posted on 08/15/2014 6:46:34 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: paul544
I'm no fan of Rick Perry but c'mon.


29 posted on 08/15/2014 6:49:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: paul544

Just a bunch of contrived BS like they did to Tom DeLay. It will come to nothing. That bunch in Austin is pure slime.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Paladin2

Col. Travis is redlining big time.


31 posted on 08/15/2014 6:50:46 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: paul544

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7y7oJ266qI


32 posted on 08/15/2014 6:53:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: berdie

Austin: San Francisco of the south!


33 posted on 08/15/2014 6:56:52 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

yup, it is rat infested.


34 posted on 08/15/2014 7:00:43 PM PDT by dalebert
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Youtube of the DA Lemberg under the influence to which she plead guilty


35 posted on 08/15/2014 7:00:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: paul544

I believe in my heart this country has already fallen. I would never in my worst dreams have thought we would elect a Marxist, who is likely a Muslim and almost certainly not who he claims to be.

That such a corrupt official could get by with this garbage only adds to the disease which has gripped America.

Maybe the nation can be saved but I can’t see any way as long as the crooked media control most every form for the dissemination of information.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Qiviut

I think there is also video of her in the drunk tank.


37 posted on 08/15/2014 7:06:15 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: paul544
Perry has Veto power regardless of what the Dems want or say.

There's a large movement by relocated Californians who want Texas to turn Blue.
Yes, they brought their crap here expecting a different result.

38 posted on 08/15/2014 7:06:19 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: okie01

they need to remove their authority in the next legislative session and move it to the State Level. The GOP should have the votes for this.


39 posted on 08/15/2014 7:08:06 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Army Air Corps

The booking footage video is also on that same link.


40 posted on 08/15/2014 7:12:13 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: paul544

I am not a dedicated supporter to Rick Perry. This is just political and heavy handed dirty politics. It is such a shameful dirty abuse of power. Perry is going to have to get tough and not back down, like Scot Walker had to do. This is the same dirty politics and abuse of power as we seen that caused Sarah Palin to leave the governorship. Same old tactics. I’m on Perry’s side on this one.


41 posted on 08/15/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: SecondAmendment

Also indicted Kaye Bailey Hutchinson before she became Senator on corruption charges. IIRC it was for using a phone in her office for campaign purposes.

But it’s been quite some time and I am a little hazy on the specifics.


42 posted on 08/15/2014 7:14:57 PM PDT by hirn_man
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To: newnhdad

Yeah but, he showed em a real nice two step...


43 posted on 08/15/2014 7:20:39 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: ClayinVA
The GOP should have the votes for this.

It would require a constitutional amendment. They've got the votes to put it on the ballot...I don't know why the haven't done so.

44 posted on 08/15/2014 7:24:46 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: berdie
You are so correct about Austin. There was a time I loved to visit the place. Beautiful, slow pace, great music. Today I would like to relocate the whole area to Cali. Austin would fit right in. (No offense to any Cali Freepers.)

We don't want them. Most of California is Conservative, just the coast counties with tons of immigrants from the East and south of the border are Liberal. Imagine if I were to visit only Austin, and no where else in Texas, and come to the conclusion that the entire state of Texas was Liberal based on that.

45 posted on 08/15/2014 7:29:03 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: paul544

Actually I see this as a desperate attempt to cling to power from a corrupt dem who finally had to face a rep who WOULD play hardball. And, God love him, he’s fighting back instead of laying down.


46 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:43 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Qiviut

Drunk as an ever lovin’ skunk, she was. She could barely stand upright while the officers were trying to perform a field sobriety test.


47 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I know that there are a lot of conservatives in CA. I have friends in that beautiful state, see it here...heck the owner of the site is there.

But maybe we could annex Austin with San Francisco? You would never even know they were there. ;)


48 posted on 08/15/2014 7:42:18 PM PDT by berdie
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To: paul544

Perry should make a dental appointment, tell Duhurst to assume the duties of the governor while Perry is under the influence of NO2, have Durhurst pardon Perry, then when he attains full consciousness, resume the governorship. Tell the Travis country district attorney to kiss his arse.


49 posted on 08/15/2014 7:43:07 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Army Air Corps

If she had been a Pub...she would still be in jail.

But that is how Austin rolls.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT by berdie
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