DA Kim Ogg (L), Choose Lina Hidalgo (R)
Texas – Harris County District Legal professional Kim Ogg accused Harris County Choose Lina Hidalgo of withholding proof within the investigation right into a canceled $11 million vaccine outreach contract.
Kim Ogg demanded Hidalgo present the proof below oath to Texas Rangers instantly.
Ogg, a Democrat, additionally blasted Lina Hidalgo for making “almost every day public misstatements” in regards to the investigation into the $11 million ‘vaccine outreach contract’ awarded to a one-person agency with no expertise within the area.
Hidalgo’s high three staffers had been indicted final month after prosecutors expanded their investigation.
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Lina Hidalgo is aware of she’s going to be indicted subsequent which is why she’s lashing out on the District Legal professional and making an attempt to smear her investigation as a ‘political vendetta.’
“I anticipate this political train to proceed by means of Election Day. [Kim Ogg] may have me indicted. Or identify a ‘particular prosecutor’- an phantasm of independence since these are nonetheless beholden to the DA. She did that earlier than in a political prosecution that went nowhere. I’m not deterred.”
I anticipate this political train to proceed by means of Election Day. She’ll have me indicted. Or identify a “particular prosecutor”—an phantasm of independence since these are nonetheless beholden to the DA. She did that earlier than in a political prosecution that went nowhere. I’m not deterred. https://t.co/M9tT1wC0Bn
— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) Might 18, 2022
Hidalgo additionally trashed the DA in a press convention.
The DA has an agenda, and that agenda shouldn’t be justice–it’s political. This isn’t the primary time she pursues a political vendetta below the guise of a felony investigation. pic.twitter.com/KBJOvbVfh2
— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) Might 17, 2022
Kim Ogg responded to Lina Hidalgo’s smear marketing campaign and warned her to maintain her mouth shut in regards to the ongoing investigation.
KHOU reported (emphasis ours):
On Thursday, Harris County District Legal professional Kim Ogg blasted Hidalgo in a written assertion over what she calls “almost every day public misstatements” made by the county choose. Ogg mentioned she felt compelled to remark about Hidalgo’s latest remarks.
“Failing to take action permits a high county official, in her official capability, to proceed to improperly affect these individuals of Harris County who will serve on the jury on this case,” Ogg mentioned. “This harms everybody, together with the accused, and should cease.”
Ogg, a Democrat in her second time period as district lawyer, additionally accused Hidalgo of publicly revealing data not beforehand identified by authorities.
“Choose Hidalgo has referred to case proof, to data (that) the investigators and prosecutors don’t have,” Ogg mentioned. “She has an moral responsibility and duty to offer any proof below oath to the Texas Rangers and he or she ought to accomplish that instantly.”
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