Daily Kos: DeLay lied about grand jury

DeLay lied about grand jury
by kos
Fri Sep 30th, 2005 at 12:30:46 CDT

We all know DeLay is a crook, but a liar too? Tsk tsk.

The day after U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's grand jury indictment, his lawyer and the jury foreman on Thursday appeared to contradict the Texas politician's assertions that he was not given a chance to speak before the jury.

The foreman, William M. Gibson Jr., a retired state insurance investigator, said the Travis County grand jury waited until Wednesday, the final day of its term, to indict him because it was hoping he would accept jurors' invitation to testify.

DeLay said in interviews that the grand jury never asked him to testify.

In a Wednesday night appearance on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, he said Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle never talked to him or asked him to testify.

"Never asking me to testify, never doing anything for two years," DeLay said in the interview. "And then, on the last day of his fourth or sixth grand jury, he indicts me. Why? Because his goal was to make me step down as majority leader."

DeLay would've had to testify under oath had he met with the grand jury. We can all understand why he'd want to avoid that little problem.

Daily Kos: DeLay lied about grand jury


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