A NOTE TO CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS: HARRIS COUNTY ADA LAUREN REEDER IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM BUT THE FACT YOUR TALK RADIO LEADERS WOULD LIE ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT IN THE INVESTIGATION OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS
Once again, the Right has been hoist by its own petard. Exalted pillars of the conservative community Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham have both for money and fame perpetrated a lie. Rush Limbaugh as Media matters for America writer Sharon Kann points out in her article quotes Limbaugh from his radio show just yesterday, “And it turns out that there is a prosecutor in the Harris County DA’s office named Lauren Reeder — she’s in the criminal family law division — and she is on the board of Planned Parenthood. And she notified the DA, Devon Anderson, of her role with Planned Parenthood last week, long after the grand jury process had begun. Devon Anderson, the prosecuting attorney in Harris County, Houston, told the Houston Chronicle that Lauren Reeder, prosecutor in her office, had a role at Planned Parenthood, she was told she would not be involved in any manner in the investigation.”
Ingraham on her show stated, on the same day, “Let’s be clear on this again, Devon Anderson, who is the district attorney in Harris County, she did not sit on the board of Planned Parenthood. She was an appointee of Rick Perry. Lauren Reeder, who’s an assistant DA, in Harris County in the same office as Devon Anderson, had sat on — is a member, current member — of Planned Parenthood’s board of directors. And this apparently was only revealed to Devon Anderson last week. So, yeah, excuse me, it was, it was, just to be clear I want to get all these facts straight. This was revealed in August of 2015, not last week. So there was a board member working in the office investigating Planned Parenthood, we don’t know at this moment what role she had in the actual investigation itself. I mean, just because she was in the office doesn’t mean she was instrumental in this particular case. But we’re going to endeavor to find that out.”
So we have two cases here. The first of Limbaugh who lies and moves on and Ingraham who must have had a crisis of conscience and corrected herself in the next sentence after setting the lies in the minds of her ignorant listeners. The truth of the matter is that Lauren Reeder ADA in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office was, because of an appearance of impropriety, removed from any dealings or involvement in the investigation into Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast in August 2015. This is cited in a Houston Chronicle article written on 7 August 2015 which quotes Devon Anderson [appointed by Republican Governor Rick Perry as saying, “She will not be involved in any manner in this investigation. If at any time in the future, reliable and credible information is brought to my attention that would question our ability to continue to perform a fair, thorough and independent investigation of this matter due to her board membership, I will revisit the issue of seeking the appointment of an independent prosecutor and act accordingly.”
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Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
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