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Old 09-28-05, 11:41 AM
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Delay indicted for criminal conspiracy -- Delay resigns

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy by Texas grand jury, according to Travis County clerk's office.

Per CNN.com... it's breaking news. More sure to follow.
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Whoa.
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No big surprise.

What is they say about grand juries & indictments?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/..._investigation

By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that could force him to step down as House majority leader.


DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay's national political committee.

The indictment against the second-ranking, and most assertive Republican leader came on the final day of the grand jury's term. It followed earlier indictments of a state political action committee founded by DeLay and three of his political associates.

The grand jury action is expected to have immediate consequences in the House, where DeLay is largely responsible for winning passage of the Republican legislative program. House Republican Party rules require leaders who are indicted to temporarily step aside from their leadership posts.

However, DeLay retains his seat representing Texas' 22nd congressional district, suburbs southwest of Houston.

DeLay has denied committing any crime and accused the Democratic district attorney leading the investigation, Ronnie Earle, of pursuing the case for political motives.

Democrats have kept up a crescendo of criticism of DeLay's ethics, citing three times last year that the House ethics committee admonished DeLay for his conduct.

Earlier, DeLay attorney Bill White told reporters, "It's a skunky indictment if they have one."

As a sign of loyalty to DeLay after the grand jury returned indictments against three of his associates, House Republicans last November repealed a rule requiring any of their leaders to step aside if indicted. The rule was reinstituted in January after lawmakers returned to Washington from the holidays fearing the repeal might create a backlash from voters.

DeLay, 58, also is the center of an ethics swirl in Washington. The 11-term congressman was admonished last year by the House ethics committee on three separate issues and is the center of a political storm this year over lobbyists paying his and other lawmakers' tabs for expensive travel abroad.
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy by Texas grand jury, according to Travis County clerk's office.

Per CNN.com... it's breaking news. More sure to follow.
[bhk]Nothing will come of this[/bhk]
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If bhk says that - I will with bhk, and I don't agree with bhk all that often.
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Like all legal matters involving politicians, I have decided that the defendant is guilty or not guilty based on whether he belongs to the same party I do.
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This is awesomer than waking up in the morning and getting in the shower only to find that your favorite celebrity is in there to give you a blowjob while you shower in pure chocolate. Stepping out, you find red-headed triplets having a whipped cream fight in your new waterbed.
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Originally Posted by Iron Chef
This is awesomer than waking up in the morning and getting in the shower only to find that your favorite celebrity is in there to give you a blowjob while you shower in pure chocolate. Stepping out, you find red-headed triplets having a whipped cream fight in your new waterbed.
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If bhk says that - I will with bhk, and I don't agree with bhk all that often.
There isn't any need for me to post in this thread anymore.
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That'll teach him to say there's no fat to cut in the budget.
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There isn't any need for me to post in this thread anymore.
Nope, I got your responses covered.

Unfortunately, I agree with you. Still holding out hope though.
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My favorite celeb is Steve Buscemi. After I read Iron Chef's post, I couldn't stop throwing up. Oh no, here it comes again...........
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Originally Posted by classicman2
No big surprise.

What is they say about grand juries & indictments?

Ham sandwiches come to mind.
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Interesting question - who will follow DeLay when he steps down from the Majority Leader's post? My bet - David Dreier from California.
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Originally Posted by classicman2
Interesting question - who will follow DeLay when he steps down from the Majority Leader's post? My bet - David Dreier from California.
Bet?

Hastert taps Rep. David Dreier [CA] for leadership duties...
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I wonder if the speaker has the power to appoint someone?

Maybe it takes action by the House Republican Conference.
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He's stepping down.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/09/28/de....ap/index.html
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I wonder if he's called his old colleague Tafficant to comiserate?
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That'll teach him to say there's no fat to cut in the budget.


C ya!

I want Pence!!!
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Originally Posted by Numanoid

From the article above it sounds like he's required too "House Republican Party rules require leaders who are indicted to temporarily step aside from their leadership posts."


From the link given by Numanoid
GOP congressional officials said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., will recommend that Rep. David Dreier of California step into those duties.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Why doesn't the asshat resign?
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He has to step down.

Why doesn't he resign - why should he resign? He hasn't been convicted of anything. Did you want Clinton to resign just because the House voted out impeachment charges?

It's 14 months until the mid-term elections. The electorate will forget all about this in a couple of weeks.

Now it might hurt his re-election chances in his district.
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Why doesn't the asshat resign?
I think he's staying on just to personally piss you off.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
I think he's staying on just to personally piss you off.


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