Skip to comments.Politico: Reid's Favors to Family Dragging Him Down
Posted on 04/08/2014 1:51:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has found himself slowly sinking into the political quicksand as he faces close public scrutiny over potentially enriching family members through his powerful position as a Democratic leader.
The Nevada senator has recently become embroiled in the embarrassing controversy surrounding the $31,268 that his campaign paid to his granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid for the purchase of gift items from her jewelry line, according to Politico.
But his weakness for pulling strings to help family members was first exposed by the Los Angeles Times a decade ago when a Nevada land bill proposed by Reid appeared to benefit his son-in-law Steve Barringer's consulting firm and his sons' legal firm.
The Howard Hughes Corp. paid $300,000 to the Washington firm Steve Barringer worked for to push a provision allowing the company to buy 1,000 acres of federal land for development in the then-burgeoning Las Vegas area, according to the Times.
The bill also benefited a real-estate development headed by a senior partner in the Nevada law firm that then employed all four of Reid's sons Rory, Leif, Josh, and Key by moving the right-of-way for a federal power transmission line off his property and onto what had been protected federal wilderness.
In its report, the Times said, "So pervasive are the ties among Reid, members of his family, and Nevada's leading industries and institutions that it's difficult to find a significant field in which such a relationship does not exist."
Reid's reputation for promoting his family's power, status, and wealth was further enhanced when it was revealed that he had lobbied the mayor of Henderson and a councilwoman to support his son Josh Reid's application to become the city's attorney.
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HOW ABOUT SOME CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED????
I'm not fond of the mormon religion...but why they haven't kicked this ass out long ago...speaks something to me. Call you spell M O N E Y? I think you can!!
I guess we know why he’s gone on a jihad against the Koch family.
I think the RATS want him out as soon-to-be minority leader come Nov and dingy is feeling the pain of his own rats gnawing on him.
a jihad against the Koch family.
Old Hairy is just following the democrat mantra...
Deny, Obfuscate, Make counter accusations!
Skip that and just shoot him on the capitol steps as an example.
He doesn’t need help. He does it all by himself.
If I were the Koch Brothers I would take the corrupt scumbag(Reid) to the cleaners by making a commercial about how RICH the Reid Mob family has become as he uses his position, NOT to help the American people, but to enrich his family.
The Koch brothers have plenty of resources, and access to all kinds of people who can help them handle this.
You can fill in the blanks yourself.
Orange is the new black
I believe that Dinesh D’Souza was arrested for a $4,000 incident from which he and his family did not even profit?
I noticed none of the MSM outlets even bothered to mention this five figure abuse of campaign money. Teflon coated rats.
“Reid’s Favors to Family Dragging Him Down”
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving piece of sewer scum, and not a minute too soon, either.
I would love to see Reid, along with 0bama and Holder (among others) occupying cells in federal prisons for a very long time.
“I think the RATS want him out as soon-to-be minority leader come Nov and dingy is feeling the pain of his own rats gnawing on him.”
Chuck Schumer seems to be waiting in the wings for Harry’s job. If he gets the job we may miss Harry. Schumer is smart, evil, and cold blooded.
Hypocrite Harry is a member in good standing of the mormon church which forbids women from being called to high church office.
That is a flight suit.
Dragging him into a jail cell I hope
Reid - like all RATS with a “D” after their name are covered in Teflon and the RAT party base is proud of their members when they commit immoral acts. LOOK AT HISOTRY if you think I am just making this up. The only one I can think of that was forced to resign is Tony Weiner, and yet he suffered no shame and was going to run for NYC Mayor.
Why is Reid still in the Senate. What does it take to remove this dirt bag?
Reid’s corruption has been public knowledge throughout the duration of his Senate leadership, as reported here on FR and elsewhere. There needs to be an investigation to identify who has been protecting him.
The media didn't report how the Clark County School District brought in teachers from outside the state to fill positions that teachers already in state wouldn't be considered for.
Meanwhile they redid the evaluation standards to try to write up current teachers in state earning more money as incompetent, so they could pay less to new teachers coming in from out of state.
Then when Obama needed support he posed with teachers at a school here.
The Clark County Superintendent Dwight Jones also fled the county after getting at least one principal pregnant. The rumors are everywhere and the press won't print a thing.
Press here are just lapdogs for the Democrats fighting over scraps that get dropped.
How do you get him out of office? A good start would be to support the person who ran against him instead of sending out Rove and all the Rove juniors to tell everyone she can’t win.
That is correct. The problem is what you quoted, the RINO machine will not allow that. They want business as usual. Until the system has a severe collapse the changes will come but then it might be too late.
Besides the "jewelry company" financed by her grandfather, Ryan Elisabeth Reid runs the Sprat Theater Company, a small theater in Brooklyn, which is also coming under scrutiny. According to Sprats Theatre Company Web site, it has received grants/contributions from:
<><> the Clinton Global Initiative (connected to global terrorism via Muslim Brotherhood employee),
<><> two major Las Vegas foundations:
Caesars Foundation, and the NV Energy Foundation.
NOTE NV Energy Foundation---is a non-profit division of NV Energy (a public utility). The NV Energy utility is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company which took over in 2013.
NEED TO KNOW Did Harry Reid use US government power, US govt agencies, his Senate office, and/or tax resources to enrich any of the above-named energy-related entities?
NEED TO KNOW Did Harry Reid use US government power, US govt agencies, his Senate office, and/or tax resources to enrich the multiple corporations connected to tax-exempt Caesar's Foundation? Did any of its principles, trustees and staff contribute to Harry Reid?
Caesar's Foundation Trustees
Chair Janet Beronio
Vice-Chair Jan Jones
Trustee Diane Wilfong
Trustee Tom Jenkin
Trustee Fred Keeton
Trustee Dan Nita
Trustee John Payne
Caesar's Foundation Staff
Executive Director Thom Reilly
Administrator Judi Brown
Secretary / Legal Scott Wiegand
Treasurer Torben Cohrs
Community Affairs Gwen Migita
email: enforcement @SEC.gov
The SEC and IRS should examine every document filed by (a) The Clinton Global Initiative, (b) Caesar's Foundation and (c) The NV Energy Foundation
Every official tax-exempt document needs to be scrutinized in conjunction w/ possible connections to Harry Reid.
Perjury, forgery, govt fraud, and voter fraud need to be considered. For example: people may have been coached to lie on voter registration forms, and perhaps candidacy papers falsified.
Falsifying Official Public Documents involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........
BTW, here's Harry w/ his grand-daughter....the one who got $31,000 in laundered campaign funds for her (ahem) "jewelry company."
Reid and granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid.
Photo: UPI (left) and Instagram (right).
So if you see Ryan on the street, be nice, and say hello.