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May 16, 2014


Perry Faces Unusual Criminal Probe

"As he hints at a possible second bid for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is contending with an unusual criminal investigation into whether he abused his authority, a case that legal experts say has virtually no precedent in modern Texas history," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"A grand jury was impaneled in April to consider a watchdog group's complaint filed last year. It alleged the Republican governor may have violated Texas law by withholding money from a prosecutorial unit because its Democratic district attorney refused to resign after pleading guilty to drunken driving."












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