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April 18, 2014 - 10:22 am
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The Texas Democrats’ great hyped hope has another, very large, problem on her hands. Travis County officials have revealed that state Sen. Davis’ lawyer work with the North Texas Tollway Authority is part of FBI investigation.

The Dallas Morning News has the bombshell.

The Travis County district attorney’s office said last month that details from its review of a 2012 complaint that a rival filed about Davis’ legal and political activities were “the subject of an open investigation” by the FBI. The district attorney’s office closed its review last year without taking any action.

Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, has said her legal work for the agency posed no conflicts with her legislative duties.

Zac Petkanas, a Davis spokesman, said the FBI has not questioned her. He said Davis was told in August by her legal counsel that others were interested in the information gathered in the Travis County investigation, but she didn’t know it was the FBI until this month when contacted by The Dallas Morning News.

“We are not aware that Wendy Davis is the subject or target of any investigation,” he said.

Travis County is notoriously political, biased toward Democrats since the days of District Attorney Ronnie Earle. That’s not my opinion. It’s a fact.

Travis County prosecutors, in a March 24 letter, told the attorney general’s office that the FBI had informed them that release of files from the district attorney’s now-completed 2013 review of Davis’ legal work for the agency “would interfere with the FBI’s prosecution of the crime underlying the information.”

The county’s letter came in response to The News’ open-records request for the files. The county cited several potential justifications for withholding the files, including the ongoing federal inquiry.

Read the rest.

The complaint against Davis stems from her 2012 run for re-election to the Texas Senate. Her Republican opponent, state Rep. Mark Shelton, filed a complaint with Travis County, which looked into the matter but concluded that since Davis’ actions mostly took place in Tarrant County, Travis authorities lacked jurisdiction. That did not stop them from going after Tom DeLay a few years back, even charging him with actions that were not illegal when they occurred (DeLay’s convictions were overturned on appeal in 2013 — he was fully acquitted). So it’s no surprise that Travis decided not to prosecute Davis, a Democrat.

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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS INDEED THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE…PRESIDENT LINCOLN WARNED US ABOUT MONSTERS LIKE OBAMA… In a speech at the Lyceum in 1838 President Lincoln warned us about politicians like Barack Obama. Abe said, “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

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Yes, but she's for abortion, so that absolves her of any wrongdoing.
Ref: See Marion Barry D.C. Mayor for a complete explanation.
13 weeks ago
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The best laid plans of mice and other vermin do oftimes go awry.

OR,

I love it when a plan falls apart! :D

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I wonder if the justice department decided she's a net drag on the Dems, and they're trying to kill her off permanently? I wonder if she has something on someone and they want to discredit her now? It can't be because she corrupt and has committed felonies. The whole Left is criminal and the Democratic Party is built on felonies, so that's not it. There's more here than meets the eye.
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You don't understand. She NEEDS to get elected and very soon in order to tamp down the investigation.
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"Davis denies any wrongdoing and told the DMN that she just fights for her constituents." She is, after all, one of her own constituents.
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This is so obviously sexist.

You see, when a man engages in corruption, fraud, self-dealing and insider trading, everyone thinks it's great and he gets invited to lots of parties.

But when a woman does it, she gets called bossy, and corrupt, and the FBI investigates her.
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Let me tell you how hated the NTTA is and why. I know so because my daughter owes $30,000 in tolls. And that is nothing: there are many people with bills over $200,000.

"That much?", you ask. Let me show you how.
Lets say on Month A you drive through the tollway = $0.50. NTTA supposedly sent you a bill which you must pay within 5 days.

On Month B, you drive through the Tollway twice. You get the bill in the mail. But now you owe
Month A: $0.50 $35 fine $15 fees
Month B: $0.50 $35 fine $15 fees
$0.50 $35 fine $15 fees

Now you owe $150. Thanks Davis.
But, you say, why are you paying fines for Month B when its not late?
Doesn't matter, you are late for Month A.

But you say, why are you paying fines for each trip when it should be a fine just for the invoice period like all other gov agencies? They are exempt since they are a quasi gov agency: they have gov protections but can pick their billing processes as a private entity.

It would be like the phone company charging you a late fee and penalty for each phone call you made.

So you ask NTTA for an accounting of all charges. They wont give it to you.

So you get a lawyer and go to court....but you are only summoned to court for each invoice period.
So you go to court for Month A, pay court fees.
Later, get summons for Month B, go to court and pay court fees.

The courts were so fed up they began throwing out all the charges except the court fees since those are set by law. Davis blocked this.

Davis needs to be investigated for her campaign collecting the names and phone numbers of people who signed up for Obamacare because, like her campaign said, if you call them directly, people are more likely to vote for you...never mind data from Obamacare is confidential.
13 weeks ago
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God help me, but... I am beginning to *like* the FBI a little bit.
13 weeks ago
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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS INDEED THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE…PRESIDENT LINCOLN WARNED US ABOUT MONSTERS LIKE OBAMA… In a speech at the Lyceum in 1838 President Lincoln warned us about politicians like Barack Obama. Abe said, “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

13 weeks ago
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Wendy Davis isn't running a campaign.

She's running a CSI practical training course.
13 weeks ago
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Hey Wendy! Put on those stupid pink shoes and start running... for the border!
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Yes, but she's for abortion, so that absolves her of any wrongdoing.
Ref: See Marion Barry D.C. Mayor for a complete explanation.
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And any random Clinton or other Democrat serial groper.
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