Billy McRee (2nd left) and Jorge Salinas in news conference at the same place chosen by DA Reyna to announce indictments of Twin Peaks defendants nearly three years ago as lawyers explain
Waco – To keep from having to testify in a hearing as a witness in cases he sought by indictment as a complaining witness, Abel Reyna dismissed one case and recused himself in another.
The symbolism of the moment came to light when Dallas attorney F. Clinton Broden stepped up to the microphones and explained the irony of the situation.
The climactic moment of the affair came when Brian Bouffard, the attorney for a Marine who did two combat tours in Afghanistan before his arrest at Twin Peaks, explained that he took the same oath as a Navy legal officer as his client – to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution ‘against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
When the question period came, Salinas when asked if he considers the DA an enemy of the Constitution, say, simply, “Yes.”
That was the flavor of the unusual occurrence.
We bring you the entire news conference, unedited, beginning to end. It is an interesting experience, to say the least.