"Justice Department Drops Investigation of Delay Ties To Abramoff"

"Former House majority leader Tom DeLay  (R-Tex.) was both defiant and ebullient on Monday after hearing that the Justice Department had dropped its six-year investigation of his interactions with lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a host of other political contributors for whom he allegedly did political favors.

'I always knew this day would come,' DeLay said on the telephone from his home in Sugar Land, Tex. He said he has no regrets about his conduct in Washington, insisted that his actions were always legal, and assailed what he called the 'criminalization of politics' by a federal ethics enforcement process he considers deeply flawed."

R. Jeffrey Smith reports for the Washington Post August 17, 2010.

SEE ALSO:

"Ex-Rep. Tom DeLay Unsurprised After DOJ Ends Probe" (AP)

"CREW: DeLay Must Answer for His Crimes" (Earth Times)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010