Texas Attorney General in legal trouble

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  1. InTheLight

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    Wait for it.....

    It's coming.....

    BBers who live in Texas riding to defend this bozo.
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    What do you think? People who google and find this board will see your taunting post and understand it to be an example of Christianity? Or is it thread titles you are only concerned about?
     
  3. carpro

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    A ham sandwich can be indicted in Texas.

    Wait for the trial.
     
  4. TCassidy

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    Yep. And don't forget, the DA that sought the indictment is a rabid, radical, leftest who also got the former governor indicted, which was dismissed once a court got a look at the indictment.

    Just Texas politics as usual. In the county I live in the last three men to hold the office of Sheriff are all three in prison. :)
     
  5. carpro

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    Most of these politically motivated indictments come out of Travis County (Austin), but as you say, it's the same guy using a different county. He has been known to empanel several grand juries for the same charge until he gets the indictment he wants.

    He should be the one indicted.

    Speaking of corruption, Dallas is one of the most corrupt cities in the country. A huge number of city councilmen, county commissioners and assorted city officials, including the Dallas school superintendent have been charged , tried and found guilty of various corrupt practices in the past few years. It's ridiculous.
     
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    Power corrupts.
     
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    Just not illegals.
     
  8. go2church

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    In one the indictment is related to a Securities and Exchange investigation.

    In the other a Federal Judge is requiring the appearance in court.

    So not exactly "just Texas politics" at play.
     
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    Yes, we know.
    Yes, we know, after dismissing 28 of the 32 counts of the indictment.
    Precisely Texas politics at play. Both were politically motivated and put in play by the Austin/Dallas Democrat political machine.

    Do you remember Tom DeLay? In 2005, DeLay was indicted in Austin on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election law in 2002 by a Travis County grand jury after having waived his rights under the statute of limitations.

    The trial court's guilty verdict was overturned by the Texas Court of Appeals on September 19, 2013, with a ruling that "the evidence in the case was 'legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions'", and DeLay was formally acquitted.

    The State of Texas appealed the acquittal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which heard oral arguments on June 18, 2014. On October 1, 2014, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the appellate court decision overturning DeLay's conviction, concluding in an 8–1 ruling that the state failed to prove that the corporate contributions at issue violated the Texas Election Code.

    Yep, Texas politics as usual. :)
     
  10. TCassidy

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    If you would do a little research you would discover all of these events originated with the same group. "Texans for Public Justice."

    This group lodged the original complainant that led to the now overturned conviction of former US Representative Tom Delay, as well as current Texas Governor Rick Perry's widely criticized August 2014 felony indictment.

    "Texans for Public Justice" has been accused of being "funded by out-of-state foundations and rich individuals to specialize in “lawfare” against state officials of whose policies they disapprove". (George Soros.)

    Craig McDonald, of Michigan, founded the organization and is its current Director. He began his career on the political left via the public interest movement in the late 70's working as a "community organizer." Working for Ralph Nader's Public Citizen activist group in 1984, he went on to create the Texas office of Public Citizen in that same year. According to TPJ, its board of directors includes, in addition to McDonald, two other veterans of Nader’s Public Citizen; a former aide to the late Texas Democrat Gov. Ann Richards who was also a Clinton-Gore organizer; and a journalist who has written for numerous progressive publications.

    McDonald claims that TPJ only reveals its institutional funders and doesn’t reveal its individual investors for fear of political retaliation. He said he doesn’t consider that policy in conflict with the group’s work in highlighting the impact of money in politics.

    The group receives monies from George Soros, Open Society Foundations (founded by, yep, you guessed it, George Soros), the Piper Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation, the Winkler Family Foundation, and Good Jobs First.

    Still think this is not "Texas politics as usual?" :)
     
  11. go2church

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    It stopped being Texas once the federal government got involved.
     
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    So what is the bigger issue about this guy you do not like other than these alleged charges?
     
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    Tea Party. In my opinion, he cares more about impressing Senator Cruz than representing the legal interests and concerns of the whole of Texas. Opinion formed long before before indictment. Had my chance to not vote for him in primary, but he won anyway.
     
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    So what interests is he not representing in your view?
     
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    Not his first go around with securities violations and lawbreaking. Predatory lenders contributed to his campaign. Promise to reduce business interests as AG have not been kept, some reports are that his interests have actually grown. Made a mess of the way he responded to the ruling on same sex marriage. Appointments to staff reek of cronyism, which isn't a new for any politician but disappointing none the less. The numerous lawsuits and entanglements with the Affordable Care Act that have proved a giant waste of money.

    Tie all this to the policies he supported while a state senator, particularly of concern to me was the cutting of the education budget statewide impacting poorer and rural districts disproportionately - not representing the whole of Texas.
     
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    Ok I have not seen from you yet how he is not representing everyone. Budget cuts are made all the time. It looks like you just do not like his conservative views and actions he has taken as a result. Your characterization of his decisions seem to fall short and it appears that you are cheering on his conviction of the alleged charges so he will go away and folks like yourself will not have to deal with his conservatism. The problem is who would replace him? Most likely another conservative. The only thing to do then is wait for charges against the new one you can cheer on all the while ignoring the agenda behind the people going after him.
     
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    If you don't want to see it, I can't make you. If he is proven to have broken the law (not his first time) yes, cheering for a conviction. I would be fine if a conservative replaced him, that's what I voted for in the primary. Instead Texas foolishly went for a Tea Party hack with a record of ethical and legal malfeasance. Had better qualified candidates but chose to go with the right wing extremist. We Texans sure are a hardheaded bunch.
     
  18. Revmitchell

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    Ok this is what brings your cheering into question. What is a Tea party Hack?
     
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    Hack -1. a person, esp. a professional, who surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward: a political hack.

    Previous fines, admissions of illegal or unethical behavior and current trouble with SEC and federal court, combined with his mediocre record as a state representative and senator....I think the definition fits.

    Hackery (is that a word?) is not uncommon in political circles.
     

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