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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:23 PM
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Man on DeLay grand jury just gave interview in Austin local news
I couldn't find any written transcript of exactly what he said, but in a nutshell he said that there is evidence that Tom DeLay knew exactly the practices that were going on in TRMPAC, and that it wasn't just a case of the people under him breaking the law without his knowledge.

It was KVUE, a local austin station.
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thefloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:27 PM
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1. Sweet
I believe crooks and liars has the interview you speak of.
Is KVUE News 8
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:42 PM
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7. actually KVUE is ABC affiliate but....
the video on News 8 was basically the same as the one on KVUE. I thought it was notable that the reporter asked the guy if DeLay had personal knowledge that wrongdoing was being committed, and the juror said the evidence indicated that he had full knowledge of what was going on.
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Talismom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:27 PM
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2. Getting very exciting! n/t
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:27 PM
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3. We need to send it out to the national news channels and their
talking heads because they frequently seem clueless about this and just go along with the RW talking points re Ronnie Earle.
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LiberalArkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:37 PM
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4. Leak
Doesn't the leak mean the case has to be thrown out?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:39 PM
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5. The Grand Jury has been dismissed.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:54 PM
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14. Because of the 'leak?'...n/t
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:03 PM
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16. No, their work is complete.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 PM
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23. Thanks. I was panicking and suspecting KKKRove......n/t
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:39 PM
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6. The GJ is already done.
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Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:42 PM
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8. This is really bad news
Having served on a grand jury before I know that anyone discussing the proceedings can be prosecuted and the case dropped. The only person allowed to talk about it is the lead prosecutor. Lets hope this didn't really happen or it will be back to square one for this investigation.
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LiberalArkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:44 PM
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10. Maybe that is DeLie was not worried.
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Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:46 PM
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11. Exactly! If someone got to a juror
and it is thrown out on a technicality then DeLay is back in congress next week. Sounds Rovian to me.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:03 PM
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17. Texas GJ oath
79R565 RMB-D

By: Dutton H.B. No. 462



A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Article 19.34, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
amended to read as follows:
Art. 19.34. OATH OF GRAND JURORS. (a) When the grand jury
is completed, the court shall appoint one of the number foreman; and
the following oath shall be administered by the court, or under its
direction, to the jurors: "You solemnly swear that you will
diligently inquire into, and true presentment make, of all such
matters and things as shall be given you in charge; the State's
counsel, your fellows and your own, you shall keep secret during the term of the grand jury, unless required to disclose the same in the course of a judicial proceeding in which the truth or falsity of evidence given in the grand jury room, in a criminal case, shall be under investigation. You shall present no person from envy, hatred or malice; neither shall you leave any person unpresented for love, fear, favor, affection or hope of reward; but you shall present things truly as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding, so help you God".
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:06 PM
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19. ..."during the term of the grand jury" being the operative phrase.
I'm guessing the grand jury's term is over.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:12 PM
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22. ayuh
that's what I'ma saying.......
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:47 PM
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26. I've noticed that you are always able to come up with great information,
mzteris. Thanks for this.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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20. No, once the grand jury is dismissed, they can speak freely. n/t
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:44 PM
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9. KVUE? Wow, usually they follow corporate's lead and do the ol' ABC
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:44 PM by chalky
soft peddle.

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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:51 PM
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12. Is it wise for a grand juror to be talking about the case.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:53 PM
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13. Its simple money laundering
I have a thousand dollars, its illegal for me to give it to you so I send my gran to my bother in Georgia He deposits it in his checking account and then mails you a check for a thousand dollars.

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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:57 PM
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15. check this out.....they are making a film documentary about the DeLay case
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas district attorney who brought a criminal case against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay gave a movie crew behind-the-scenes access during the investigation.

DeLay's defenders say that's proof that the DA is trying to make headlines for himself.

Independent filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck said the Travis County district attorney and his staff gave them some interviews. But the filmmakers say they did not have access to any of the secret grand jury proceedings or witness staff's deliberations in the DeLay investigation.

Their documentary is called The Big Buy.

DeLay was charged earlier this week with conspiring to illegally funnel corporate campaign contributions to Republican candidates for the Texas Legislature.

Earle's office declined to comment on the access given to the filmmakers.






http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default....
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:04 PM
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18. A video clip is available...
at www.crooksandliars.com .

William Gibson Speaks out for the Delay Indictment

In his own words Grand jury foreman William Gibson tells us why he isn't too happy with all the Ronnie Earle bashing going on since the Delay indictment went down.


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Road Scholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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21. Thanks!! nt
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:17 PM
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24. Are jurors allowed to talk about the case? Will this get the case tossed?
I am not that familiar with grand jury proceedings.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:18 PM
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25. The grand jury can speak if their term has ended.
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Pierogi_Pincher Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:38 AM
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29. Whew! Had me unnerved for a minute there. n/t
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:50 PM
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27. Excellent
:kick:
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:03 PM
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28. Thank you for the info
I'll be sure and catch them at 10 and see if it is replayed. :hi:
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:15 PM
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30. A few new posters on this thread.
If you're a truth seeker - - Welcome to DU!!

If you're a disruptor - - Buh Bye.



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