From Fox News:
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was cleared Wednesday of all criminal charges against him related to allegations he misused his power while in office.
In a 6-2 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed the abuse-of-power charge that had loomed over the former Republican governor — including during his short-lived presidential campaign, which ended last September.
The charge was filed after Perry threatened – and then carried out – a veto of state funding for a group of public corruption prosecutors after the Democratic head of the unit refused to resign.
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