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UT regent responds to impeachment committee

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A UT regent has responded to a Texas House committee that is considering whether to impeach him.

In a letter released Friday, an attorney for Wallace Hall said his client was just doing his job in questioning activities at the University of Texas at Austin.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus asked the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations to look into Hall and what critics call his attempt to micromanage the university.

Hall has made repeated requests for a large number of university records. Some lawmakers called it a witch hunt to justify removing UT Austin President Bill Powers, a political enemy of Gov. Rick Perry.

Hall said he has found evidence of improper use and reporting of donations and possible improper influence by lawmakers in student admissions.

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