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.
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