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Saturday, April 04, 2015

Perry's ethics prosecutors don't seem very ethical

Following a long Democratic Party tradition in Texas, Mike McCrum and David Gonzalez brought trumped up charges against Republican Rick Perry in the waning days of his governorship. Ask Tom DeLay how this works.

Now these two cowards are fighting to keep the public from looking at how they spent public money on their investigation.

While the likely presidential candidate waits to hear if an appeals court will throw out the charges against him, special prosecutors Mike McCrum and David Gonzalez are now suing state Attorney General Ken Paxton on the side. They are fighting an open records ruling that might force them to disclose details of their investigation, including whom they have interviewed while building their case against Perry.
This new sidebar in the Perry case began on Dec. 17 when Houston lawyer Trevor Sharon filed a public records request with Travis County court officials asking, among other things, for copies of all invoices prosecutors have submitted in the case. (Because of various conflicts, McCrum was brought in as special prosecutor, and bills the county for his work.)
Why does Sharon want the records? Repeated calls and emails sent to Sharon by the Tribune received no responses. He is listed as an associate with Paul Doyle & Associates in Houston. 
On March 12, Paxton's office ruled that the invoices are public records, and must be released.
"Attorney General Paxton’s decision is unprecedented," McCrum said in a statement to The Texas Tribune. "The Attorney General is telling us we must disclose the detailed work described in our billing statements, such as who I talked to and when, or what documents I reviewed."
What are they hiding?

Why shouldn't the client -- the public -- know what these two are up to?

The law does allow for witness names and the like to be redacted. But the defense gets this information anyway, right? Something ain't kosher in Texas, and you don't have to be Kinky Friedman to know that.


  1. The left hates for the truth to be known. Transparency? No WAY!

  2. The disinfecting properties of sunlight kill pathogens, and prosecutorial careers could die.

    See my concern?

    No? Your vision is excellent.

  3. Purely a political persecution, to destroy Perry's presidential chances--not that they were great to begin with. It'll cost him plenty to defend himself, he'll be acquitted or it will be reversed upon appeal, yet there will be no apology or reimbursement. The Democrat prosecutors should be disbarred.

  4. That's what we get for letting the Univ of Texas students vote in Austin/Travis County back in the early '70s. They probably voted back at home, too.