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  • Video: Jake Tapper fact checks Hillary Clinton on her email server claims… brutally

    05/14/2016 8:19:38 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/14/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Is that true? Was Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official business while she was Secretary of State “absolutely permitted?” No. That’s not true. She says that because she permitted herself and there was no one absolutely prohibiting her. Jake cuts back to an interview he did with her last year in which she answers the question as to whether or not anyone “signed off” on her doing it and she can only say, “it was allowed.”
  • FBI Confirms “Enforcement Proceeding” Against Hillary

    05/02/2016 6:31:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 105 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 2, 2016 | Alicia Powe
    The mainstream media has succeeded in covering up Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and it appears her supporters couldn’t care less about the corruption. While it seems unlikely that Clinton will be hauled away in handcuffs anytime soon, a new filing by the Justice Department contains a phrase that suggests a criminal prosecution is being planned for the Democratic presidential frontrunner. From The Federalist Papers: In the ongoing battle to get access to the e-mails that Hillary sent, or received or tried to destroy, the Justice Department has been forced to respond or explain why certain emails must remain classified. When...
  • DFU SING-ALONG: Teddy Bears Picnic (Hillary's indictment - can someone sing this?)

    04/17/2016 1:10:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu ^ | 4-17-16 | dfu
    < a href="http://www.fairychildren.com/music.shtml"> MIDI MUSIC FILE HERE If you go to her event today, some anger you'll be detecting The FBI has been on the case....her lies they have been dissecting It's time that justice finally prevails...illegal secrets in her emails Today's the day that Hillary is indicted There's laundered money in huge amounts that went into her foundation Her lies about the Behghazi deaths caused anger across the nation It's time that justice finally prevails...illegal secrets in her emails Today's the day that Hillary is indicted It is really a joyous day....make her evil just go away We have...
  • Republicans know Hillary Clinton is not going to be indicted. They just can’t say so.

    04/12/2016 8:26:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/11/2016 | Paul Waldman
    If you’ve spent any time inside the conservative information bubble, among the things you know is that not only did Hillary Clinton commit all manner of nefarious crimes with relation to the emails she sent and received as Secretary of State, but she will be indicted for those crimes soon, and that indictment will throw the 2016 to the Republican presidential nominee. If you inhabit the world outside that bubble, you may know that the chances of such an indictment are infinitesimal. But conservatives hold on to the possible indictment like a life raft amid swelling seas, the one tSo...
  • Clinton: GOP in 'fantasy' world dreaming of her arrest

    04/08/2016 12:33:08 PM PDT · by Smittie · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/08/16 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates tried to shift attention back to Republicans Friday, calling for renewed focus on issues rather than on their dispute over qualifications to become president. Hillary Clinton said Republicans are living in a world of "fantasy and hope" if they think she'll be indicted over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. Legal experts agree charges are unlikely. But Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" said in Friday's interview that Republicans tell him they hope Clinton will be taken out of the election equation in coming months because of criminal...
  • Delay: DOJ will stall if FBI recommends Hillary Indictment

    03/29/2016 7:13:14 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 29, 2016
    The Justice Department would stall any prosecution of Hillary Clinton until after the presidential election should the FBI recommend she be indicted for using a private email server as secretary of state, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "If the FBI recommends an indictment, the attorney general will appoint a special prosecutor. That gets this case all the way through the election," DeLay, a Texas Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "That's what I think is going to happen [It would be for] stalling purposes. That's how you get it past the election."
  • Why did Liz Warren pick a fight with Trump now? (Cause her want-um be chief)

    03/28/2016 8:40:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 28, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    Proving her worthiness for the throne if Hillary taken down by legal troubles. Elizabeth Warren is on the, er, attack against Donald Trump, who slashed back by mocking Warren's false appropriation of Indian identity to try to advance her career. The back and forth begs the real question, which is why did Warren decide to launch a tirade now against Trump? Trump has been being Trump at least since last summer. If Warren wanted to go ballistic on him, there were plenty of earlier opportunities. Senator Elizabeth Warren's harsh Twitter criticism of Donald Trump My theory of Warren is that...
  • Clinton Bristles at Question on E-mail Indictment: ‘It’s Not Going to Happen’

    03/10/2016 4:50:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/10/2016 | Brendan Bordelon
    Hillary Clinton bristled at a question over the possibility of her indictment during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, refusing to say whether she’d drop out of the race should the FBI charge her with mishandling classified material and dismissing larger concerns over her improper use of official e-mail. Though a large portion of Wednesday night’s Univision debate in Miami was taken up by the question of immigration, Univision host Jorge Ramos unexpectedly led the evening with a series of pointed queries on Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. “That goes against a memo that...
  • Do Voters Think A Candidate Should Quit If Indicted?

    03/09/2016 12:45:03 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    A former federal prosecutor recently made headlines with his prediction that Hillary Clinton will be indicted soon for trafficking in classified information on a private e-mail server while working as secretary of State. But should a criminal indictment put Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on hold? Just over half of Democrats say no. Forty-six percent (46%) of all Likely U.S. Voters think a political candidate who is charged with a felony while running for office should immediately stop campaigning. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just as many (47%) feel that candidate should continue running...
  • Megyn Kelly Reminds DNC Chair No GOP Candidate Is Facing ‘Threat Of Indictment’

    03/09/2016 5:40:54 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/09/16 | Steve Guest
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly had to remind Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz  4% that while there may be some vulgarity among the Republican candidates for president, "no one's facing the threat of indictment." During Fox News' primary election coverage on Tuesday, Wasserman Schultz suggested that candidates in the Republican Party are "talking about small hands and their manhood." Adding, "I mean really, we need to make sure that the Republicans at their next debate put a parental advisory warning on the screen before it starts because they certainly aren't talking about the issues that are important...
  • Chesapeake Founder Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash One Day After Federal Indictment

    03/02/2016 12:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/2/16 | tyler durden
    Just one day after the DOJ unveiled its had indicted Chesapeake Founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon on federal charges of conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases, moments ago the Oklahoma Police announced that he was found dead in a car accident, when while traveling in a 2013 Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed he crashed while driving on a two-lane highway and was engulfed in flames. FORMER CHESAPEAKE CEO MCCLENDON DEAD AFTER CAR ACCIDENT: CNBCOKLAHOMA CITY POLICE SAY AUBREY MCCLENDON DEADMCCLENDON WAS GOING FASTER THAN SPEED LIMIT: POLICEMCCLENDON WAS ALONE IN 2013 CHEVY...
  • Texas Court Dismisses Indictment Against Former Gov. Rick Perry

    02/24/2016 1:01:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/24/2016
    The top criminal appeals court in Texas just dismissed the nearly two-year-old felony indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The first of two charges against Perry was dismissed last July.Today’s dismissal by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals of the second charge against Perry marks the end of the case against him: Texas’ highest criminal court tossed the second and final felony charge against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, likely ending a case the Republican says helped sink his short-lived 2016 presidential bid. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed the abuse-of-power charge, which was filed after...
  • The Planned Parenthood Videos and Ethical Zotting

    02/05/2016 9:43:06 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    5280 Denver ^ | 1/29/16 | Luc Hatlestad
    Journalism isn't rocket science. Nor is it law, medicine, or any other field that requires specific credentials to practice it. Many reporters have a journalism degree; some don't. All you really need to get into journalism is a strong sense of curiosity, decent writing skills (a few too many of us don't even have that), and a commitment to finding the truth.... Journalists "take an angle" on stories all the time, because we're human beings who have opinions or hunches about things, and because this profession pays us to have them. But there's a right way and a wrong way...
  • Former Inspector General: Powerful Democrat Women Standing in Way of Hillary Indictment

    02/03/2016 2:20:54 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2-2-16 | John Sexton
    A former Inspector General for the State Department says Hillary Clinton will never be indicted for her use of a private email server because there are four loyal Democrats standing in the way. Former Inspector General Howard J. Krongard says the current FBI investigation should be focused on how material made it from the classified email system, known as SIPRNet, to Clinton's unclassified private server. "It can't just jump from one system to the other. Someone had to move it, copy it. The question is who did that?" Krongard tells the New York Post. Krongard says Hillary's top three aides-Cheryl...
  • NEED RESEARCH HELP for Hillary film - we will put a stake in the vampire's heart

    02/02/2016 8:40:31 AM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    fr | 2-2-16 | dfu
    As some of you know, I am working on a sequel to HILLARY! UNCENSORED. I cannot be specific, but we have changed direction with the focus and are going to present the project that does the most to inform the public in a way they can understand what this woman has done. It is going to be presented in a manner in which even the stupid and currently uninformed will be able to understand. I wish I had more hours in the day, but here is how you can help. We are focusing on the server, her email, Benghazi, and...
  • Wiggling Out Of A Sunburn

    01/30/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by JoeWebb.com · 7 replies
    1/30/16 | Joe Webb
    Looming FBI-recommended Hillary indictment will end Clinton "dynasty " Is there a pardon in the wings for Chelsea and Bill? CLINTONS: Talked their way out of multiple sunburn since the 1980s. The long nightmare is finally over. A sitting President can pardon anyone - prior to indictment, after indictment, before or after conviction. There is precedent: Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon before he was indicted. President Ford reasoned that the American public would not be able to countenance a former Commander-In-Chief sitting in a jail cell. Nixon's crimes were rather benign in comparison to the activist First Lady who became...
  • Halperin: White House Buzzing About FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton

    01/29/2016 6:58:18 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | JAN. 29, 2016 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Bloomberg's Mark Halperin reported this morning on MSNBC that the White House is buzzing about the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton. Halperin also said that the FBI will likely interview Clinton. "Yeah," said Bloomberg's Mark Halperin, "well, there are three things people are keying off of. There's a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons, but a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here. Second is, from a legal point of view, you look at some of the recent developments we've talked about here on...
  • Here's What You Need to Know About The Ridiculous Indictment of The Planned Parenthood

    01/26/2016 11:42:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 1/26/16 | Ben Shapiro
    Last year, two journalists set up a complex and high-level sting against top Planned Parenthood executives; they took undercover video of their meetings with those executives. The videos stunned Americans with their graphic depictions of baby body parts and executives laughing and joking about sale of those baby body parts to research facilities. Now a Harris County grand jury has indicted the real lawbreakers: the journalists. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of California were charged by the grand jury with tampering with a governmental record, which could carry a sentence of 20 years in prison, as well as a misdemeanor...
  • 61 - Proclamation 4311 - Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon September 8, 1974

    01/22/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 8 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=4696 ^ | September 8, 1974 | Gerald Ford
    By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Richard Nixon became the thirty-seventh President of the United States on January 20, 1969 and was reelected in 1972 for a second term by the electors of forty-nine of the fifty states. His term in office continued until his resignation on August 9, 1974. Pursuant to resolutions of the House of Representatives, its Committee on the Judiciary conducted an inquiry and investigation on the impeachment of the President extending over more than eight months. The hearings of the Committee and its deliberations, which received wide national publicity over television,...
  • Hillary Indicted?

    01/21/2016 6:32:15 PM PST · by huckfillary · 48 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 21, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    There's lots of talk today about the possibility of Hillary Clinton being indicted. For the benefit of all 13 of my website followers, here's my quick take on it: Indicting Hillary quickly, or otherwise getting her to give up her candidacy, is the only chance the Dims have to win the White House. They have to get her out of the race, and soon, to get a winning ticket, i.e. Biden/Fauxcahontas on the ballot by November. (Fauxcahontas being Elizabeth Warren, who earned the name by falsely claiming to be of 1/64th or some such fraction Native American.) If they somehow...
  • When will Hillary Clinton be indicted?

    01/21/2016 4:08:42 PM PST · by Marcus · 60 replies
    Blasting News ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    With the revelation that Hillary Clinton stored above top secret documents on her unsecured email server, the question being discussed on the news talk shows is not whether she will be indicted but when. Two scenarios have arisen concerning a possible Clinton indictment under the Espionage Act and perhaps other, related charges
  • FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation Pay to Play? (realistic on Hillary indictment)

    01/13/2016 11:19:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 13, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    According to unconfirmed reports, the FBI is now investigating the possibility that donors were directed to the Clinton Foundation in return for favors from the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. This would be in addition to the ongoing investigation into Hillary's use of a private email account for official business. We hope the FBI is reviewing the circumstances described below that we uncovered and have already made public: New York University (NYU) and the United Arab Emirates UAE)- We documented that Cheryl Mills, Hillary's longtime aide and confidant, worked as State Department chief of staff...
  • Former Federal Prosecutor Says Hillary Clinton Could Be Indicted Within 60 Days (Or FBI Will Revolt)

    01/13/2016 7:43:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 13, 2016
    The leaking of the Clinton emails has been compared to as the next "Watergate" by former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova this week, if current FBI investigations don't proceed in an appropriate manner. The revelation comes after more emails from Hilary Clinton's personal email have come to light. "[The investigation has reached] a critical mass," DiGenova told radio host Laura Ingraham when discussing the FBI’s still pending investigation. Though Clinton is still yet to be charged with any crime, DiGenova advised on Tuesday that changes may be on the horizon. The mishandling over the classified intelligence may lead to an imminent...
  • Ex-Prosecutor diGenova: FBI 'Would Go Ballistic' If Hillary Not Indicted

    01/09/2016 4:11:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/08/16 | Cathy Burke
    The FBI and intelligence community "would go ballistic" if there's no indictment in the case of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of her private email server to conduct government business, former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova tells Newsmax TV. In an interview with "Newsmax Now" hosts John Bachman and Miranda Khan on Friday, the former U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia says the FBI will wrap up its probe of Clinton's email use in the next two to three months. "This case is about the future of enforcement of classified information," diGenova declared. "[Clinton] has gotten a pass...
  • Bill Clinton’s damning indictment of Obamanomics (Hussein sucks?)

    01/09/2016 3:38:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/08/16 | Deroy Murdock
    Bill Clinton flew to New Hampshire and unsealed an indictment against Obama's economy. Campaigning in Exeter, Hillary's "secret weapon" told Granite State voters Monday, "I think this election is about restoring broadly shared prosperity, rebuilding the middle class, giving kids the American Dream back." The former president may have seemed to hammer some far-Right Republican president who gleefully impoverishes average Americans while enriching his fellow plutocrats. However, a far-Left Democrat has been president for seven years this month. Thus, the economic stagnation that Clinton critiqued is Obama's. In Obama's first or second year, Clinton might have managed to blame Baby...
  • The Bells Toll for Hillary

    01/08/2016 7:27:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-8-16 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton's personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following: 1. Improper disclosure or retention of classified information. 2. Destruction of government records. 3. Lying to federal agents. 4. Lying under oath. 5. Obstruction of justice. All the counts are familiar to those of us who have followed the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Criminal Indictment Looms…

    01/07/2016 9:41:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 87 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 1/7/2015 | DC Whispers
    Talk of a possible indictment against former Obama Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton have swirled for months. Whispers now indicate that over the last forty-eight hours that talk has turned very-very serious and it has the Clinton Machine scrambling to prevent what would be a historic political collapse not seen since the days of Nixon. The numbers are already daunting - 1200 classified documents were found with Mrs. Clinton's unsecured personal emails, a direct violation of federal law. That number doesn't even include the many more emails the FBI has been pulling from Clinton's hard...
  • Hillary's Watergate Looms: Washington insider predicts indictment over email scandal

    01/07/2016 8:46:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/07/2016 | Roger L. Simon
    Of all the welter of predictions for 2016, by far the most dramatic seems to have been given short shrift or swept under the rug -- the possible indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton while running for the presidency. Were such an event to occur, it would dominate our culture as nothing since Watergate. Yet most of us put it in the back of our minds, thinking it could never happen and focusing on the latest back and forth with Trump.Nevertheless, as pointed out on PJM by Debra Heine, it very much could happen. Heine cited Laura Ingraham's Tuesday radio...
  • Menendez Shameless But Indictment Looms

    01/04/2016 10:08:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 3, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    In a headline today NJ.com asks the question, "How has Menendez Indictment Affected His Senate Duties?" The story details how Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is acting if nothing is wrong, and quotesNLPC Chairman (not executive director) Ken Boehm: A leading Menendez critic said he had no problem with the senator's efforts to carry on as if he did not face criminal charges. "Defendants can act anyway they want," said Ken Boehm, executive director of the National Legal and Policy Center, a Falls Church, Va.-based watchdog group. "I take almost an attitude of, 'It's a free country, he's a free...
  • DFU SONG: Teddy Bears Picnic (Hillary's indictment)

    10/27/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    midi site ^ | Oct 2015 | dfu
    FIND THE MIDI FILE HEREIf you go to her event today, some anger you'll be detecting the FBI has been on the case....her lies they have been dissecting It's time that justice finally prevails...illegal secrets in her emails Today's the day that Hillary is indicted There's laundered money in huge amounts that went into her foundation Her lies about the Benghazi deaths caused anger across the nation It's time that justice finally prevails...illegal secrets in her emails Today's the day that Hillary is indicted It is really a joyous day....make this woman just go away We have had quite...
  • Lawsuit: Obama Administration Withholding Draft of Clinton Whitewater Indictment

    10/20/2015 6:13:47 PM PDT · by mbj · 36 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | October 20, 2015 6:15 PM | Brendan Bordelon
    “Judicial Watch has confirmed the existence of draft indictments of Hillary Clinton for her lies and obstruction in the Whitewater bank-fraud investigation,” the group’s president Tom Fitton wrote in the statement. “The Obama administration is refusing to release these records out of concern for Hillary Clinton’s privacy. Hillary Clinton’s privacy cannot be allowed to trump the public’s interest in knowing more about whether she obstructed justice and lied to a federal grand jury.”
  • Big Game Hunting, Lawfare Edition: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

    08/02/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 8/2/15 | Steve Berman
    On Monday, two felony charges will be unsealed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and the liberal media will feast on his humiliation and booking in another episode of Big Game Hunting: Lawfare Edition. After the indictments are unsealed, Paxton can surrender to be photographed, fingerprinted and booked at any of the state's 254 county jails. Kent Schaffer, one of the special prosecutors, has previously told News 8 they planned to present a third-degree charge of failing to register with the state securities board, as the law requires. They also said they planned to present a first-degree felony charge against Paxton, accusing him of securities...
  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges (indictment linked)

    05/28/2015 2:34:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 28, 2015 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to pay off victims of “prior bad acts.” In an indictment handed down in the District Court of Northern Illinois, the Department of Justice and IRS charged Hastert, 73, with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS, a scheme known as “structuring.” In the indictment, Hastert is accused of agreeing to pay one individual $3.5 million. Although the indictment specifies neither the “bad acts” nor the victims, sources said...
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Baltimore officers indicted for the death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 95 replies
    WFSB.COM ^ | May 21, 2015 | Zach Winslett
    (RNN) - All six officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. "As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added," Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said during a press conference in Baltimore.
  • WSJ Editorial Wrong About Menendez Indictment

    05/15/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 15, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    It’s been almost a month since the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled “The Menendez Indictment.” We responded in a letter to the editor that has not been published. It’s a safe bet it never will be, so we post it here. The Journal got to the point in its opening paragraph: Ill-defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose. The recent indictment of Senator Robert Menendez on 14 counts of corruption and “honest services” fraud is a troubling case in point that deserves more...
  • Judge refuses to throw out Perry indictment, case will proceed

    01/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/27/2015 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN – A state judge on Tuesday refused to throw out an indictment accusing former Gov. Rick Perry of abusing his veto authority to try to force out a local prosecutor. Perry, who is actively eyeing another presidential bid, was indicted last summer. The charges stem from his 2013 threat to veto funding for a public corruption unit overseen by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned after a drunken-driving arrest. Lehmberg stayed in office after serving jail time, and Perry axed the funding. The Republican said that Lehmberg, a Democrat, had lost the public’s confidence. A grand...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Trooper indicted in July 4 crash that killed 2 in Cannon Falls

    12/31/2014 7:09:15 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-31-14 | AP
    RED WING, Minn. -- A Minnesota state trooper appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since being indicted on manslaughter charges in a Fourth of July crash that killed two people in Cannon Falls. A Goodhue County grand jury indicted Scott Reps, 48, on two felony counts of second-degree manslaughter. Reps was released on his own recognizance, the Post-Bulletin reported, and is due back in court Feb. 20. He was indicted on Dec. 16, but the indictment was sealed until his court appearance. In addition to the two felony counts, he also faces one count of failure to drive...
  • Rick Perry Makes First Court Appearance In Abuse Of Power Case

    11/06/2014 9:23:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/6/2014 | JON HERSKOVITZ, REUTERS
    Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to face felony charges for abuse of power, a case that has cast a shadow over his possible run as Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election. The pretrial hearing is expected to address procedural matters concerning his indictment. Perry's office has said he will speak after the hearing at a criminal court in Austin. In recent trips to key states in presidential primaries, Perry has tried to use the criminal proceedings to rally support within the Republican Party by portraying himself as the victim of a partisan prosecution....
  • Rick Perry files habeas corpus motion to dismiss case

    08/25/2014 12:59:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, what fun is that? Many were hoping to munch popcorn and see Rick Perry’s attorneys spend the next few months ripping Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg to shreds over her blatantly political effort to get the Texas governor indicted for cutting off her funding. Accusing Perry of being drunk with power is rather amusing, under the circumstances, but apparently Perry has better things to do with his time: The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding...
  • Convicted Drunk Driver Indicts Perry

    08/25/2014 8:38:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The country is reeling - especially within the political realm - over the gross abuse of power demonstrated in the indictment of popular Texas Governor Rick Perry. The whole scenario is so bizarre it is almost laughable. There is plenty of corruption in government, but usually it is the garden variety kind, like theft, lying, nepotism, etc., which is corrected with prosecution. This rises to a more disturbing level, because it is the prosecutor who is corrupt. How do you fix that? Rooting out corrupt Democrat lawyers is more difficult than prosecuting regular Americans, due to the incestuous relationship between...
  • Several Perry Grand Jurors Broke the Law to Explain Why They Think Perry Broke the Law

    08/20/2014 7:25:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2014 | Bryan Preston
    By Texas law, grand jurors are not supposed to talk to the media about their cases.That did not stop several of the Gov. Perry grand jurors from breaking the law, specifically, talking to the Houston Chronicle. The jury, which met weekly for four months, “really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard,” said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis residents appointed to serve on the grand jury.“It’s too bad,” Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. “But I guess that his side’s job – to really spin...
  • Should the grand jury that indicted governor Rick Perry be/have been a transparent grand jury?

    08/20/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    8/20/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Should the grand jury have been transparent or secretive --- concerning the evidence presented by the district attorney, etcetera? Once again, we have a Travis County grand jury indicting yet another high-profile Republican. One was Tom Delay (then House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005) and now presidential aspirant Rick Perry, governor of Texas. The evidence that is presented is under the discretion of the district/prosecuting attorney. This attorney has strong control over the process and the room itself, and there is no one present to provide counter argument(s), and, finally, there is no judge present. If you are a...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked at Austin Courthouse on Felony Charges Tied to Controversial Indictment

    08/19/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 6:15pm | Mike Opelka
    “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action…”
  • Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities: Does he lose in the end?

    08/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless. In an editorial dripping with contempt for their own conclusions, the Times is compelled to confess that there is really no there there. “One has to read this editorial to appreciate the angst it engendered in the Gray Lady’s panel of handwringers,” Ed Morrissey observed. “It’s an expert lesson in the use of weasel words.” Conservatives have rallied to Perry’s side following this baseless indictment. Democrats have scrambled to disassociate themselves from his accusers. Many thought that Perry may end up...
  • Fox’s Outnumbered Hosts Explode at Geraldo for ‘Irresponsible’ Ferguson Comments (with video)

    08/19/2014 2:07:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 19, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Geraldo Rivera wasted no time Tuesday afternoon lighting dynamite under an Outnumbered panel and setting the thing off. The fuse: his conviction that the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be racially tinged, much like the trial of George Zimmerman.
  • Free Rick Perry: Absurd charges against him are an nothing but an attempt to wound him politically.

    08/19/2014 8:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2014 | Rich Lowry
    It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill. That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 years in prison stemming from this veto is so mind-bogglingly stupid that even Democrats and mainstream journalists...
  • Rick Perry

    08/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/19/2014 | Monoynmous1
    What country is this anymore? On the one hand, we have a Governor threatening and following through on vetoing funding for an out-of-control DA’s office and being indicted for it and on the other, we have the most lawless federal administration the country has ever seen being actively ENCOURAGED by members of the same outraged left to continue to be as lawless as they want to be. And so the fascists march…
  • Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Serial Slimeball Soros

    08/19/2014 6:21:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican | 19 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems like global-socialist Mac daddy George Soros has his evil paw in the sketchy Rick Perry indictment right from the start- the more you dig into these stories these days, the more poop you find. I used to hate conspiracy theory, but these days you can't be suspicious enough. And as you know, this 'Godfather of the Left' has got his tentacles in most every socio-political issue being debated in the United States today- it's unreal.  Now the Texans for Public Justice -one of the groups behind Rick Perry’s indictment charges- is part of a “progressive” coalition that has received $500,000 from hyper-liberal, hyper-rich...