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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:53 PM
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Word on the Hill Re: DeLay indictment - "it's already been dismissed"
I've got some sources on the Hill that hear the indictment's already been dismissed. They're higher level guys from the Republican side, so I don't know whether or not there's any truth to it, but that's the word I'm hearing. Don't shoot the messenger.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:54 PM
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1. doubtfull
that sounds like repug spin.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:57 PM
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5. Sounds doubtful to me too
It just wouldn't make any sense, but it comes from a guy that previously said DeLay should be stepping down anyway. I'm just passing along the info though, for whatever it's worth.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:54 PM
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2. You're so dead !
:evilgrin:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 PM
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8. Damn!!
:cry:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:55 PM
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3. that would explain his smile
pundit on msrnc said he was smiling when he talked to him this morning.

:puke:
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:57 PM
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6. When he was arrested,Al Capone was smiling too.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:13 PM
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13. thanks!
I needed that! :)
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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4. How does that work, legally speaking?
I was on a grand jury once. I assumed that when we voted to indict on a prticuar charge that the case had to go to be prosecuted in a court of law.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:58 PM
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7. Good question - I don't know
Perhaps the judge assigned to the case already gave the order to dismiss the charges based on what he/she perceives as a lack of evidence. I don't know at all. Like I said, I'm just passing along the info.
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Torgo Johnson Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:00 PM
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9. If it has already been dismissed...
why did Delay just step down as Majority Leader?
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:02 PM
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10. Republican House Rules
The indictment doesn't just go away, but the case would be dismissed. One way or another, even if he was just indicted for a second, he'd be forced to give up leadership.
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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11. I don't see how this can be true considering this is an indictment
from TEXAS and he is already saying he will step down. Now getting a conviction--that's another story :eyes:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:07 PM
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12. I agree
Again - I wouldn't even bother passing the info along if it didn't come from someone I'd believe. It doesn't sound right to me either.

His stepping down, however, is forced the moment the indictment happened if the GOP is to follow their own rules at all.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:32 PM
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14. They used the word "dismissed"
in this context.......

... Kevin Madden, DeLay's spokesman, dismissed the charge as politically motivated. "This indictment is nothing more than prosecutorial retribution by a partisan ...
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