Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

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Trzo9veuha - 8/17/2014 1:44 PM
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In days gone by bringing this charge in court would result in a judge slapping a contempt of court charge on the DA and throwing out the charges with prejudice.

sierra11 - 8/16/2014 4:27 PM
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No different than our man "Harry". He somehow keeps his hands clean while others around him go to prison. Tell me, how does that work?

fastd - 8/16/2014 3:49 PM
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Speed and waddy11 you may be right that politics were involved in this,per the Huston Chronicle:The veto threat came as the Public Integrity Unit was looking into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, the creation of which was championed by Perry. The institute had been hit by a scandal regarding the inadequate review of grants, and grants going to those who made contributions to support the agency and political donations to officials. The agency's former chief commercialization officer was indicted after being accused of withholding information that an $11 million grant had not been reviewed as required.

Speed - 8/16/2014 12:07 PM
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Certainly makes me wonder how much the Democrats do that could be prosecuted on the same laws....

waddy11 - 8/15/2014 11:41 PM
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Any one else smell Obama behind this? Using the courts instead of the IRS now?

oldguyincc - 8/15/2014 6:44 PM
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As everyone knows, DUI is a much more heinous crime than abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official. The reason texans drink is to forget they're texans. However coercion of public officials by contributing to their reelection campaign coffers and outright gifts is so prevalent that it is now accepted and expected.

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