The Brief: Special Prosecutor Troubled by Perry's Actions in Veto Threat

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A special prosecutor looking into Gov. Rick Perry's attempts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after a drunken driving conviction last year is expected to take the case to a grand jury later this month. Meanwhile, the Austin American-Statesman's Tony Plohetski reports that the prosecutor, Michael McCrum, is "very concerned about certain aspects of what happened here."

Plohetski added, "Asked if his concerns pointed specifically at Perry or his staff, McCrum said, 'Yes.'”

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