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Perry Aides Enter Grand Jury Room Amid Veto Probe



    Perry Aides Enter Grand Jury Room Amid Veto Probe
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    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 07: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The CPAC annual meeting brings together conservative politicians, pundits and their supporters for speeches, panels and classes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Three top aides to Gov. Rick Perry have entered a grand jury room where a panel is investigating whether the governor abused the powers of his office with a 2013 veto.

    Mike Morrissey, Perry's deputy chief of staff; Rich Parsons, a Perry spokesman; and Mary Anne Wiley, the governor's general counsel, declined comment Friday as they entered the grand jury room. None would say if they were subpoenaed or came voluntarily.

    It's the first time Perry's staff has been seen entering the grand jury room.

    The grand jury is investigating whether Perry broke the law when he vowed to veto funding for the office of the Travis County prosecutor if the Democrat didn't resign after a drunken driving arrest. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign.