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According to www.nytimes.com:

Texas Govenor Rick Perry has been indicted on abuse of power charges by a grand jury on two felony counts.Last year it has been stated that Gov. Rick Perry pressured the District Attorney to step down by cutting off finaces to her office. Additional details on the chages can be read here www.nytimes.com:

Since the release of these charges this Press Release was issued by Governor Rick Perry’s office:

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

RICK PERRY

For Immediate Distribution – Statement

August 15, 2014

Governor’s Press Office: 512-463-1826

Lucy Nashed: lucy.nashed@gov.texas.gov

Travis Considine: travis.considine@gov.texas.gov

Statement by Mary Anne Wiley, General Counsel for Gov. Rick Perry

AUSTIN – Mary Anne Wiley, General Counsel for Gov. Rick Perry, today issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury:

“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution. We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.”

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