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Fri Oct 10, 2014, 07:18 PM

Perry lawyers seek order for grand jury testimony

Lawyers for Gov. Rick Perry asked a judge Friday to order the special prosecutor in the criminal case against the governor to produce transcripts of secret grand jury testimony.

Perry’s attorneys say the transcripts are needed for the judge to properly review their previous requests to dismiss the indictment. In their court filing, they say special prosecutor Michael McCrum has said he’s “too busy” to call the grand jury court reporter to order the transcripts and would only do so if ordered by the judge.

McCrum said he hasn’t reviewed the filing and declined comment in advance of a Monday status hearing on the case. Perry, who had previously scheduled a state business trip to Europe, has been excused from attending that hearing.

Perry was indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power for threatening to veto state funding for the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County district attorney’s office if District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg didn’t resign following her drunken-driving conviction. The governor followed through on the threat.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/perry-lawyers-seek-order-for-grand-jury-testimony/nhgY6/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 07:57 PM

1. The consensus here in the Hill Country is if getting to retire off to his ranch is all he gets...

out of this little affair, he'll be lucky. Its not like he'd ever go to jail over this, but it has to be career ending. I always knew his arrogance would bring him low.

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Fri Oct 10, 2014, 08:53 PM

2. Seems like the jury duty, was done under the agreement of secrecy. Seems like exposing the

proceedings would be intimidating to the grand jurors.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 09:28 PM

3. He's getting desperate.

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Fri Oct 10, 2014, 09:56 PM

4. I will check this out tomorrow

I will be block walking with some criminal defense attorneys

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