A Texas grand jury has indicted two of the ringleaders behind the fake videos that have caused Planned Parenthood such grief over the last many months. That same grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of all wrongdoing. There are, naturally, some who have a severe problem with this, as they cling as hard as they can to the lie that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts for profit.
On Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed himself to be one of those people. He blasted the indictment, saying:
“This means that a political prosecutor has injected herself in a very serious issue about whether or not Planned Parenthood was profiting from the abortion of babies by selling body parts.”
He also went into some detail as to how the prosecutor turned this into something political with the following:
“So the prosecutor investigates this and she decides to present a case to a grand jury—we haven’t seen the grand jury transcript yet, but we will—not charging Planned Parenthood with selling body parts, but charging the journalists who were testing Planned Parenthood with participating in an actual conspiracy to sell body parts… Absolutely this is a political hit job.”
Watch the video below:
This is an investigation that went on for two months. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were charged with tampering with government records, and Daleiden was also charged on the prohibition of the sale and purchase of body parts. Planned Parenthood was cleared of all wrongdoing at the same time.
Daleiden’s people released a statement that said:
“[He used] same undercover techniques that investigative journalists have used for decades in exercising our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and of the press, and follows all applicable laws.”
Generally, editing videos so that they no longer tell the truth aren’t included in investigative journalists’ practices. Lying seems to be protected speech, though, at least in some circumstances. Perhaps that’s what Daleiden’s office is referring to.
The vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood refuted that, saying:
“As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it’s become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we’re glad they’re being held accountable.”
Texas plans to continue its investigation. This is in addition to other state-level investigations have turned up absolutely nothing. Washington State, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Massachusetts and South Dakota have all come up with zero evidence of wrongdoing, and yet, the anti-choice activists are just so sure they’ll find something that they will keep wasting time and money trying to find it.
Napolitano still believes that these videos are true, as do many other conservatives. Carly Fiorina is a prime example of this delusion, too. They all just know they’ll find something, kind of like the Benghaziists are certain that if they keep hashing and rehashing the same old stuff, they’ll find something new. All of this costs taxpayer dollars, and they’re hurting us with this witch-hunt. It’s time to end it.
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