Friday, September 30, 2005

DeLay Was Invited to Testify on His Own Behalf

It looks like DeLay just can't stop lying to the press. The "Hammer" has been giving interview after interview crying "poor little ol' me. I didn't get to tell the Grand Jury my side of the story."

"Never asking me to testify, never doing anything for two years," DeLay said in the interview. "And then, on the last day of his fourth or sixth grand jury, he indicts me. Why? Because his goal was to make me step down as majority leader."

Turns out, as usual with anything that comes out of his mouth, it is complete bunk. He was invited by the jury to testify. They waited and waited, but he never accepted. That is why the jury waited until the very last day to indict DeLay - they wanted to give him a chance to defend himself.

The foreman, William M. Gibson Jr., a retired state insurance investigator, said the Travis County grand jury waited until Wednesday, the final day of its term, to indict him because it was hoping he would accept jurors' invitation to testify.

Even DeLay's attorney admits that DeLay was invited to testify, but chose to turn down the investigation.

Dick DeGuerin, the attorney representing DeLay, said Thursday that DeLay actually was invited to appear before the grand jury, where he would have been under oath. The Houston attorney was not yet on the legal team when DeLay was asked to appear, but he said other attorneys advised him not to testify — a decision DeGuerin supports.

Someone please take that shovel away from DeLay before he hits China.

Others deny DeLay didn't get chance to tell his side

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