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Judge seats grand jury to hear case against Perry

Judge seats grand jury to hear case against Perry

POSTED: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:25pm

Perry's state office has hired a lawyer

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a judge on Monday seated a grand jury to look into the threat that Gov. Rick Perry carried out to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit under Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.

Perry last year said he would veto money for the unit, which prosecutes wrongdoing by public officials, unless Lehmberg resigned in the wake of a drunken-driving arrest.

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The Grand Jury is NOT being convened because of the is being convened to address slick rick's attempt to hold a department hostage if little rick didn't get his way. Take the woman's issue out of the mix and understand what it is all about, suz...the question for the GJ is whether slick ricky's action to not fund a State department was legal, or did he throw a tantrum when he didn't get his way and decided, on his own, to veto a funding bill for that department.

Good point Pete. I notice when Christi was accused of a similar offense. The media had a field day. We're still hearing about "bridge gate". But Time Warner, CNN, and KETK all stand mute in regard to Perry. I wonder is Perry the candidate they support for the Republican nomination. Why all the excitement about Christi and the silence about Perry? Is this"news" source being unbiased in it's coverage?

BIG News Flash for all Texas Taxpayers...just heard that we "the people" will be footing the $450/hour fee to slick rick's lawyer to defend his illegal actions in this issue. Again, folks, you're going to pay a whopping $450/hour to a what's everyone's take on digging deep and paying this bill?

Lehmberg got off Scott free and only had to serve 22 days in jail of a 45 day sentence. I don't think any other citizen would get that kind of sentence for DWI. The unit clearly was not doing its job and is corrupt itself, I believe Perry did the right thing.

Oh, that this grand jury is above and beyond slick rick's reach...that he can't thug his way into whitewashing a legal proceeding the way he manhandled the Public Integrity delicious..."public integrity"...of which slick rick has absolutely NONE! Hopefully, the jury cannot be bought or threatened by our smarmy gov. the way he tried to do to the D.A. in this issue.

The D.A. got a DWI and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, but only served 22 days for good behavior. That's a joke for justice and is not right, no ordinary citizen would get a sentence that light. Probably did not even go on her record either. So Pete you think that she should get off the hook just because she prosecutes crooked politicians like herself? I don't like Perry either, but she should have gotten a stiffer sentence than that. She just lost her credibility in doing her job.

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