Thursday, February 9, 2017

Trump offers to destroy Texas senator's career

Trump offers to 'destroy' Texas senator to help Rockwall sheriff | Politics | Dallas News - Todd J. Gillman & Lauren McGaughy: :

February 7, 2017 - "There's a Texas state senator with a new target on his back, courtesy of President Donald Trump and the Rockwall County sheriff.

"At a meeting Tuesday with sheriffs from around the country, Sheriff Harold Eavenson complained about a state senator who wanted to make it harder for law enforcement to get control of assets forfeited by drug traffickers.... ' 'We'll destroy his career,' Trump offered....

"During the meeting, Trump went around the room asking the sheriffs to air top concerns.

"'There's a state senator in Texas that was talking about legislation to require conviction before we could receive that forfeiture money,' Eavenson told the president.

"'Can you believe that?' Trump said.

"'And I told him that the cartel would build a monument to him in Mexico if he could get that
legislation passed,' Eavenson said.

"'Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We'll destroy his career,' Trump said, prompting laughter.

"Two Texas senators have offered legislation this year to require conviction before someone's assets could be seized. Sen. Konni Burton, a Republican who often pushes civil-liberties legislation to protect personal information and property, was a fierce critic of Trump during the campaign.

"She and Sen. Juan 'Chuy' Hinojosa, a McAllen Democrat, have formed an unlikely team pushing this asset forfeiture legislation.

"Eavenson confirmed that he was talking about a male senator. That rules out Burton.

"Hinojosa said he didn't believe he was the target — and isn't concerned... 'I don't know the sheriff,' Hinojosa said. 'Quite frankly, I don't pay much attention to what Trump says anymore'....

"Several other senators have also supported this change in the past, including two civil-libertarian Republicans: Bob Hall, whose district includes Rockwall County, and Don Huffines of Dallas. A Huffines aide denied he was the senator in question.

"Hall, who represents Rockwall, said he has a 'good relationship' with Eavenson and said the sheriff could have been talking about any of the 31 senators. 'Half of them out there say it's somebody else. So who knows? And you know what? I couldn't care less,' he said...

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1 comment:

  1. Shocking! And amazing! And awful! Imagine supporting a law requiring that there actually be proof somebody committed a crime before some "law enforcement" thug gets to steal their stuff. What could that Texas senator have been thinking???
    I hope that Sheriff Harold Evenson not only can't get re-elected (or even gets recalled - along with every other such slime bag who finds proving guilt to be so terribly inconvenient) but can't even find anyone to sell him groceries any more.