- 1. Definitely legal for Texas Corporations to give to political parties and political organizations (but not to specific candidates).
- 2. TRMPAC received money from corporations in excess of what it was able to spend. TRMPAC forwarded that money to the national RNC
- 3. The RNC then spent money on candidates in other states who were not bound by the same restraints as candidates in Texas.
Now is the time for the RNC to circle their wagons around DeLay, as it is becoming patently obvious that he (and the Party) are being played for patsys in this insidious witch hunt.
The folks at Powerline give us this "damning" evidence of
A Texas prosecutor tried to convince a grand jury that Representative Tom DeLay gave tacit approval to a series of laundered campaign contributions, and when jurors declined to indict, he became angry, according to two people directly familiar with the proceeding.Damn those wascawy demokwats! They got us now!
The two people interviewed, who commented anonymously because of grand jury secrecy, said Travis County prosecutor Ronnie Earle became visibly angry when the grand jurors last week signed a document declining to indict, known as a ''no bill."
One person said the sole evidence Earle presented was a DeLay interview with the prosecutor, in which DeLay said he was generally aware of activities of his associates. He is charged in an alleged money- laundering scheme to funnel corporate donations to Texas legislative candidates in violation of state law.
The person said that Earle tried to convince the jurors that if DeLay ''didn't say 'Stop it,' he gave his tacit approval."
After the grand jurors declined to go forward, the mood ''was unpleasant," the other person said, describing Earle's reaction.