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July 24, 2015

Republican Court Upholds Rick Perry Indictment

The all-Republican 3rd Court of Appeals of Texas allowed the "abuse of official capacity" indictment count to proceed. Rick Perry is learning the hard way that no politician is above the law. Almost one year ago, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two...
January 29, 2015

Perry Indictment: It's All About That Bribe (No Veto)

So with a little help from singer Meghan Trainor, we remind Rick Perry why he got indicted: "It’s all about that bribe, ‘bout that bribe (no veto)!" This week a judge denied Rick Perry's challenge to an indictment stemming from abuse of power and bribery...
January 28, 2015

On Indictment, What Rick Perry Hopes We Don't Notice

Former Governor Rick Perry is at it again with his old antics of pretending he is “above the law.” But here’s the catch - no one is buying what his high-priced legal team is selling . In an effort to clear the air about his failed second attempt to get...
January 28, 2015

VIDEO: Rick Perry knows it is about a bribe

Rick Perry just responded to losing yet another challenge on his bribery indictment . In the statement to the press, Perry and his high-priced lawyers continued to misrepresent the charges against the former Governor. This case is not about Perry's right...
January 27, 2015

Rick Perry Loses Indictment Challenge. Again.

A state district judge threw out another technicality argument from Rick Perry’s high-priced legal team today, clearing the way for the case to proceed in court. Back in November, the judge threw out the first technicality argument made by Perry’s legal...
November 18, 2014

Rick Perry's Double Standard on Drunk Driving

Gov. Rick Perry's administration promoted a convicted drunk driver to chair the same Cancer Research Fund that was being investigated by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. When she was convicted for the same offense, Perry said she had...
November 6, 2014

Rick Perry Indictment Pre-Trial

Governor Rick Perry is due in court for his second pre-trial hearing today. At issue is Perry’s veto of millions of state dollars to the office of the Travis County District Attorney after she failed to heed his demand for her resignation. The veto...
September 20, 2014

Rick Perry Indictment: Resources & Updates

On August 15, 2014, Governor Rick Perry was indicted on two felony charges: abuse of office and coercion. The two-count felony indictment stems from Perry’s use of his veto power to coerce the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary...
August 21, 2014

An Affidavit About Nothing

In yet another attempt to distract from the real issue, Gov. Perry’s high-priced legal team released an affidavit from Chris Walling, a former investigator for the Public Integrity Unit (PIU). But the affidavit is entirely irrelevant, because it doesn't...
August 16, 2014

Rick Perry’s Theatrics Ignore Reality

Today Rick Perry responded to felony indictments against him. In his speech, he talked about vetoes, but the reality of the case is one he didn’t address: using the powers of office as leverage to make threats. “He can sugarcoat it all he wants, but the...
August 15, 2014

BREAKING: Rick Perry Indicted on Two Criminal Charges

Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury today on two criminal charges, coercion and abuse of power , after a four-month investigation by a Republican special prosecutor. The indictment is the result of Rick Perry attempting to use the Office of...