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Rick Perry Hires Bush Recount Lawyer Ben Ginsberg

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Ginsberg slammed the indictment as "beyond the pale" and said it "represents a real tearing of the fabric of democracy." He noted that several prominent Democrats have also voiced skepticism about the charges.

"This is an attempt to criminalize politics, pure and simple," Ginsberg told reporters. "It should not and it will not succeed."