I found this a curious story:
WASHINGTON — A prosecutor tried to persuade a grand jury that Rep. Tom DeLay tacitly approved illegal use of campaign money and became angry when jurors decided against an indictment, according to two people directly familiar with the proceeding.I don't know. Does this mean that Earle will now be obligated to investigate the grand jury or his own office?
"The mood was unpleasant," one person said Wednesday, describing Travis County prosecutor Ronnie Earle's reaction.
The people familiar with the proceeding insisted on anonymity because of grand jury secrecy.
One person said the sole evidence Earle presented to the grand jury that declined to indict was a DeLay interview with the prosecutor in August. DeLay reportedly said he was generally aware of activities of his associates.Oh, well. The Democrats never wanted DeLay like they want Karl Rove. Maybe they'll get their Christmas presents early this year. Some say tomorrow.
The person said Earle tried to convince the jurors that if DeLay "didn't say, 'Stop it,' he gave his tacit approval."
Let's have it. Let's have it out.