Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Texas Grand Jury 'Indicts' Cheney, Gonzales, Ham Sandwich and Side of Pasta Salad

I'm sure this was all on the up and up, especially when it comes from a grand jury convened by a crackpot Democrat who until last month was under indictment himself.
Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales were indicted Tuesday on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

The indictment has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens.

The seven indictments issued in Willacy County on Tuesday included some targeting public officials connected to District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra's own legal battles.

Regarding those indictments, Guerra said, "the grand jury is the one that made those decisions, not me."

Guerra himself was under indictment for more than a year and half until a judge dismissed the indictments last month. Guerra's tenure ends this year after nearly two decades in office. He lost convincingly in a Democratic primary in March.

Guerra said the prison-related charges against Cheney and Gonzales are a national issue and experts from across the country testified to the grand jury.

Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees because of his link to the prison companies.
Sounds like an ironclad case. May be a matter of hours until Cheney turns himself in or dies from laughter.
Gonzalez's attorney, George Terwilliger III, said in a written statement, "This is obviously a bogus charge on its face, as any good prosecutor can recognize. Hopefully, competent Texas authorities will take steps to reign in this abuse of the criminal justice system."
Naturally, the angry left, oozing with Hopenchange, is positively frothing, dreams of frogmarches dancing through their rockheads. The HuffPosters, naturally, are practicing their typical, level-headed restraint.

Thanks to Instapundit for the link.

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