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Friday, November 20, 2015

Harry Reid Under Investigation By Utah Prosecutor For Pay-To-Play Scam

by JASmius

Well, now we know what Dirty Harry will be doing after he slithers back to Searchlight a year and change from now:

U.S. Senator Harry {G]Reid is under investigation by a Utah county prosecutor in connection with an alleged pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general.

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, a Republican, said in a statement on Wednesday that he's looking into allegations related to the Democrat senator from Nevada, reported the Associated Press....

[G]Reid, who hasn't been charged [yet], fired back at Rawlings in a statement from his spokeswoman Kristen Orthman. She said Rawlings is using "Senator [G]Reid's name to generate attention to himself and advance his political career, so every few months he seeks headlines by floating the same unsubstantiated allegations."

They're not unsubstantiated, or Mr. Rawlings wouldn't be investigating them.  Plus, take a gander at who should have investigated them but predictably chose not to:

[G]Reid has denied wrongdoing since a businessman said in 2013 that a former Utah attorney general arranged a deal to pay the senator to get rid of a federal investigation into a software business.

Federal prosecutors declined to file charges in the case. [emphasis added]

Hmmm; Democrat federal prosecutors declined to file charges against the Senate Democrat (and at the time, Majority) Leader.  Gee, who could have seen that coming?  Aside from everybody.

To unfortunately invoke New England Deflatriots coach Bill Parcell's latest catch phrase, they refused to do their jobs for blatantly corrupt and partisan reasons.  Mr. Rawlings isn't making that mistake:

Rawlings said he has a duty to follow up on leads in the attorneys general case and has been granted permission to investigate possible Statewide crimes in relation to the case.

He said he's limited by what he can disclose due to judicial rules but decided to confirm that he's investigating [G]Reid in response to questions from a local newspaper.

"To simply ignore and run from what has been presented by multiple witnesses and sources . . . would mean I am either intentionally blind, or overly worried," Rawlings said in the statement....

Or a corrupt, partisan Democrat.

Rawlings renewed his criticism of the [Obama] Department of [In]Justice for limiting what information he has access to and what he can investigate....

"It is not up to the DOJ to tell me who can and who cannot be investigated and what evidence is relevant and material to a State case," Rawlings said.

It shouldn't be, Mr. Rawlings, I absolutely agree.  But it is anyway.  The Regime wouldn't prosecute Dirty Harry, and they're going to make it as difficult as possible for Mr. Rawlings to do so.  Which is only making him all that much more motivated to put the wrinkled ass of that corrupt, mouthy old bastard behind bars for good.

Good hunting, Troy.  You've been pointed in the right direction; God help anybody who doesn't get out of your way.

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