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No charges for Delay, thoughts?

The Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against Tom DeLay after a six-year probe is the latest sign that DOJ’s investigation into disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is drawing to a close, without bagging the man prosecutors once thought might be the biggest prize of all — DeLay himself.

But in fact, DeLay is the fourth prominent politician whose federal investigation suddenly evaporated in recent months — seemingly as part of a push by Justice to overhaul its troubled Public Integrity Section, which is still smarting from the high-profile implosion of its case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

The Abramoff investigation has hardly come to naught. In all, 18 people have been convicted or pled guilty, with two more awaiting trials.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41139.html

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:50 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • DeLay must have something on them. Sorry, but Abramoff and DeLay were in bed. Technically so was Abramoff and Clinton.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 10:59 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • If anything he should be charged for scarring the souls of millions when he went on DWTS and wore that ghastly red outfit. Shudder...
    bubsiclesmom

    Answer by bubsiclesmom at 1:31 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My only thought is that I am not one bit surprised.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Dare I suggest that the accusations were politically motivated, and accomplished their purpose by removing a figure who had the strength to stand in their way?

    Perhaps - just possibly - they came up short because the accusations were F.A.L.S.E. ?

    I do not know at all - I don't even know which party Tom Delay belongs to (I suspect he's a Republican simply on the basis of the style of snipes I'm reading here)

    I'm only weighing in because there appears to be a lot of confidence that the ratings- and party-serving media coverage and opinions are somehow more accurate than an actual six-year investigation by professionals.

    What is that - guilt by media circus?
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:00 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Lord, this was so long ago most won't have an idea what you are talking about unless they live in TX. Aside from that , of course the complaints were politically motivated.
    Some people will swear he is guilty and some will swear he isn't. No one really knows except the immediate players. That's why we have inquiries or trials. Our Criminal system works more often than not even though she may be slow. After all these years you would think they would have looked into every closet the man had ever been in looking for skeletons. The decision was made and people need to get over it now.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:27 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41139.html


    The Abramoff investigation has hardly come to naught. In all, 18 people have been convicted or pled guilty, with two more awaiting trials. Prosecutors may have hoped that some of those defendants — who included two of DeLay’s closest aides — would provide evidence sufficient to launch a prosecution of DeLay but appear to have come up short. 


    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:50 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • DeLay must have something on them. Sorry, but Abramoff and DeLay were in bed. Technically so was Abramoff and Clinton.


    I know there were alot of arrests over this but umm, didn't they have DeLay on wire tap??


    At least they got Blago to a trial.....a crappy one apparently but....

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:01 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Perhaps - just possibly - they came up short because the accusations were F.A.L.S.E. ?


    No, he is guilty as Blago

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 7:56 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Lord, this was so long ago most won't have an idea what you are talking about unless they live in TX. Aside from that , of course the complaints were politically motivated.
    Some people will swear he is guilty and some will swear he isn't. No one really knows except the immediate players. That's why we have inquiries or trials. Our Criminal system works more often than not even though she may be slow. After all these years you would think they would have looked into every closet the man had ever been in looking for skeletons. The decision was made and people need to get over it now.


    LOL...like Rod the Hair Blago?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:28 AM on Aug. 18, 2010