DeLay May Face Indictment
Who will be indicted first? Will it be Karl Rove or Scooter Libby (Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff) over Plamegate? Will it be Bill Frist for insider trading? Maybe it will be Tom DeLay according to the Austin American-Statesman:
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s leadership post is on the line today as a Travis County grand jury is expected to consider indicting DeLay on conspiracy charges, several lawyers familiar with the investigation said.
Broadening the investigation to include such conspiracy charges increases the chances of a DeLay indictment and ultimate conviction. Under House rules DeLay could keep his seat in Congress if indicted, but would have to step down as Majority Leader. The Republicans backed off on rules changes which would have allowed him to keep his post.