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Posted: 9/28/2005 1:24:21 PM EDT
Is the prosecutor who indicted him a Democrat?

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:27:48 PM EDT

From what I heard on Foxnews it took 6 Grand Jurys for the prosecutor to finally get an indictment.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:29:19 PM EDT
I thought so.


Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:35:27 PM EDT
Ronnie Earle, the prosecutor, is a local legend. Dem.
This could have only happened in Travis County,
one blemish on our red state.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:40:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 1:41:21 PM EDT by viper5194]
I was listining to 1290 here in Ohio and they are saying there is not a single piece of truth to the charges as well as ZERO evidence. More or less a politicly motivated move to smeer anotherreplublicans name thru the mud and ruin a reputation. The DA's office and prosecutors office that filed have been known in the past to use there office for political reasons.. Hopefully itll get investigated.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:40:42 PM EDT
According to The Houston Chronicle, Earle has now crossed the line into raising money for far-left interest groups:

A newly formed Democratic political action committee, Texas Values in Action Coalition, hosted the May 12 event in Dallas to raise campaign money to take control of the state Legislature from the GOP, organizers said.

Earle, an elected Democrat, helped generate $102,000 for the organization.

In his remarks, Earle likened DeLay to a bully and spoke about political corruption and the investigation involving DeLay, the House majority leader from Sugar Land, according to a transcript supplied by Earle....

"It may help Tom DeLay establish his case that Ronnie Earle's investigation is a partisan witch hunt," said Richard Murray, a political scientist with the University of Houston.

"It clearly fuels the perception that his investigation is politically motivated. It was probably not a wise move," said Larry Noble, a former Federal Election Commission lawyer who heads the watchdog group Center for Responsive Politics.

Earle has a history of vicious partisan hackery:

EARLE'S LAST FORAY INTO politicized prosecution in 1993 turned into a huge embarrassment when he went after Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), who was then Texas Treasurer. Earle made a series of trumped-up charges, including that the demure Hutchison had physically assaulted an employee. Earle dropped the case during the trial.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:41:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
Is the prosecutor who indicted him a Democrat?

What do you think?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:43:18 PM EDT
I'll have to research Earle further

Tom Delay stepped down

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:44:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
I'll have to research Earle further

Tom Delay stepped down

That's just a rule Republicans have for themselves. He'll go back to whip once this nonsense blows over.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:44:34 PM EDT
By Peter Flaherty
Published 9/23/2004 12:09:06 AM
If nothing else, you have to give Travis County Democrats credit for thinking big, like real Texans. Apparently undaunted that the assault on President Bush's National Guard service blew up in their faces, they are now trying to bring down House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

All roads in the CBS memo scandal traverse Travis County. Dan Rather was the special guest at a 2001 fundraiser for the Travis County Democratic Party, and his daughter is active in the organization. Former National Guardsman Bill Burkett, the unstable Bush-baiter, who now claims he was the source of the forged documents, is represented (and many believe directed) by David Van Os, the former Travis County Democratic Party chairman.

Now Travis County district attorney Ronnie Earle, a Democrat with a history of bringing politically motivated indictments, has indicted three DeLay aides who ran a political action committee called Texans for a Republican Majority PAC. Perhaps recognizing that indicting DeLay himself 41 days before an election would be just too transparent, Earle instead indicted the three underlings for allegedly directing corporate contributions to Texas legislative candidates in 2002.

At stake in 2002 was control of the Texas legislature, which was to redraw congressional district lines. Corporate contributions to legislative candidates are illegal in Texas. The DeLay aides stand accused of violating that prohibition, along with eight companies like Sears Roebuck that provided the funds. The corporate money, however, never went to the candidates. Instead, it went to a much larger fund for state elections controlled by the Republican National Committee in Washington. That committee made contributions to Texas legislative candidates, constituting what Earle now charges is "money laundering."

The only problem is that similar transactions are conducted by both parties in many states, including Texas. In fact, on October 31, 2002, the Texas Democratic Party sent the Democratic National Committee (DNC) $75,000, and on the same day, the DNC sent the Texas Democratic Party $75,000. On July 19, 2001, the Texas Democratic Party sent the DNC $50,000 and, again on the same day, the DNC sent the Texas Democratic Party $60,000. On June 8, 2001, the Texas Democratic Party sent the DNC $50,000. That very same day, the DNC sent the Texas Democratic Party $60,000.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:46:23 PM EDT
Looks like all will get off.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:47:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
Ronnie Earle, the prosecutor, is a local legend. Dem.
This could have only happened in Travis County,
one blemish on our red state.


10 years ago the same Democratic prosecutor Ronnie Earle conducted a 9 month investigation of Kay Bailey Hutchison… he had her indicted. On the first day of the trial the judge declared the charges against Hutchison without merit and it ended there.

Not only is De Lay almost certainly not guilty of anything it is also very likely there were not any actual criminal acts commited by anybody that has been indicted.

This is about political payback pure and simple.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:49:02 PM EDT

TOTALLY POLTICIAL now that I am looking into it.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:49:38 PM EDT
Link to indictment... PDF file

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:11:38 PM EDT
A few years ago this asshat prosecuter indicted HIMSELF for campaign irregularities.

Link to article & remarks

"Still didn't point out my favorite answer to the "Ronnie Earle is a partisan hack" meme- In the mid 80s Earle (who has been Travis County DA since 1976) filed misdemeanor charges AGAINST HIMSELF. He missed a deadline for filing financial disclosure forms so he filed charges against himself and paid a few hundred bucks in fines."

Some comments made today on Fox & others
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