December 9, 2005 |
A state district judge told Rep. Tom DeLay's lawyers that he wouldn't schedule hearings in the Texas Republican's money-laundering and conspiracy case until after Christmas. Judge Pat Priest said he would be working on other cases and would not be available until Dec. 27 to take up pending motions in DeLay's case, which stems from a 2002 campaign finance controversy.
November 5, 2005 |
The Tom DeLay case appeared to finally have a judge Friday, after a judicial merry-go-round that illustrated the complications that can result when judges are elected and the charges are politically sensitive. Senior Judge Pat Priest, a Democrat, was chosen to preside over the trial, in which House Republican DeLay and two associates are charged with conspiracy and money laundering in an allegedly illegal campaign-finance scheme.
April 26, 2005 |
In a show of support, President Bush will give House Republican leader Tom DeLay a ride to Washington from Galveston after both attend an event on Bush's Social Security plan today, a White House spokesman said. DeLay is facing stiff criticism over allegations that he violated ethics rules by allowing lobbyists to pay for some of his overseas travel, including a May 2000 trip to Britain that included golf at the St. Andrews golf course in Scotland.
December 18, 2005 |
A state district judge said he wouldn't immediately consider separating two criminal charges against Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) to allow an early trial -- another blow to the former House majority leader's hopes of regaining his post. Senior Judge Pat Priest dismissed a conspiracy charge against DeLay this month but refused to throw out more serious allegations of money laundering.
December 23, 2005 |
A Texas appeals court thwarted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's bid for a speedy trial. The money-laundering and conspiracy case against the Republican congressman has been on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge's dismissal of some of the charges. DeLay's lawyers asked the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin to speed up the appeals process by shortening the filing periods from 20 days to five. The court refused.
July 7, 2006 |
The Republican Party must keep indicted former congressman Tom DeLay on the November ballot even though he isn't campaigning for reelection, a judge ruled in Austin. DeLay, the former U.S. House majority leader, won the Republican primary in March but resigned his seat in June. He is awaiting trial on money laundering and conspiracy charges connected to the financing of 2002 legislative campaigns with allegedly illegal corporate money.
April 11, 2001 |
Judicial Watch, a conservative group that gained prominence by repeatedly suing the Clinton administration, is taking legal action against House Republican Leader Tom DeLay of Texas over allegations he tried to raise political donations by promising meetings with Bush administration officials. "It is improper and illegal to sell official public office for political campaign contributions," said Judicial Watch chairman and general counsel Larry Klayman.
December 16, 2005 |
The White House on Thursday defended President Bush's decision to insert himself into Rep. Tom DeLay's legal case, saying Bush was employing "presidential prerogative" when he declared the former House majority leader was innocent of criminal charges in Texas. On Wednesday, Bush was asked during an interview on Fox News whether he believed DeLay was innocent. "Yes, I do," Bush replied. DeLay, a Texas Republican, was forced to step down as the No.
April 19, 2005 |
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), dogged by questions about his ethics, is fighting back by telling supporters that Democrats have targeted him in an effort to derail the conservative agenda. In a five-page single-spaced "briefing document" sent to supporters, DeLay contends that "Democrats have made clear that their only agenda is the politics of personal destruction."
September 29, 2005
TOM DELAY HAS BEEN so intellectually dishonest for so long that news that he may have been criminally dishonest hardly comes as a surprise. The question now is how much worse the political culture will become before it can get better. DeLay's indictment on a single count of conspiracy to violate state election laws has drawn predictable reactions from Democrats and his fellow Republicans.