Rick Perry Under Investigation Over Veto Threat to D.A.

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Date Originated: April of 2014
Categories: Rick Perry & Texas
A judge seated a grand jury in Austin last week to consider whether Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is weighing another run for the White House, abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer. Aides to Perry say he legally exercised his veto power. Others say Perry was abusing his state office and is finally getting his comeuppance. The grand jury is impaneled for three months. In the original complaint, McDonald accused Perry of breaking laws related to coercion of a public servant and abuse of official capacity.
Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/04/21/305460729/grand-jury-probe-could-complicate-rick-perrys-pro...
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