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Politico: Reid's Favors to Family Dragging Him Down
NewsMax ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Dew MacKenzie

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: corruption; elections; harryreid; mobaffiliated; nepotism; nevada; reid; ryanelisabethreid; scandals; showmethejewelry

1 posted on 04/08/2014 1:51:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

HOW ABOUT SOME CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED????


2 posted on 04/08/2014 1:54:06 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Jim Robinson
Reid is a slime ball....lining his pockets, and lining his family and friends pockets too.

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!!

3 posted on 04/08/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I guess we know why he’s gone on a jihad against the Koch family.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

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.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 2:00:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Steely Tom

a jihad against the Koch family.

Old Hairy is just following the democrat mantra...

Deny, Obfuscate, Make counter accusations!


6 posted on 04/08/2014 2:01:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mr. K

Skip that and just shoot him on the capitol steps as an example.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 2:03:58 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He doesn’t need help. He does it all by himself.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 2:05:24 PM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Jim Robinson

10 posted on 04/08/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: LeonardFMason
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.

11 posted on 04/08/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: ErnBatavia

Orange is the new black


12 posted on 04/08/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Mr. K

I believe that Dinesh D’Souza was arrested for a $4,000 incident from which he and his family did not even profit?


13 posted on 04/08/2014 2:20:29 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Jim Robinson

I noticed none of the MSM outlets even bothered to mention this five figure abuse of campaign money. Teflon coated rats.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 2:21:36 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Jim Robinson

“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.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 2:48:52 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Show me the jewelry", Harry.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 3:05:41 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Jim Robinson
And they called him "Bumfights" Reid...


17 posted on 04/08/2014 3:07:01 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: txhurl

“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.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Osage Orange
 photo STRAIGHTJACKETREID_zpsa61a4361.jpg

19 posted on 04/08/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Osage Orange
I'm not fond of the mormon religion...but why they haven't kicked this ass out long ago...speaks something to me.

Hypocrite Harry is a member in good standing of the mormon church which forbids women from being called to high church office.

MILLER: Harry Reid’s hypocrisy on ‘Equal Pay Day’: All Senate Democrat leaders top aides are men Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Murray all have male chiefs of staff and communications directors

20 posted on 04/08/2014 3:52:56 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: ErnBatavia

That is a flight suit.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Jim Robinson

Dragging him into a jail cell I hope


22 posted on 04/08/2014 5:48:05 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 8:54:51 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why is Reid still in the Senate. What does it take to remove this dirt bag?


24 posted on 04/09/2014 8:53:40 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 11:12:25 AM PDT by Fedora
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To: Busko
The media in Nevada doesn't do their job of reporting and instead serves as shills for Obama and Reid.

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.

26 posted on 04/09/2014 3:44:41 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Busko

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.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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HARRY REID IS LIVID THAT HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER HAS BEEN OUTED AS A RECIPIENT OF LAUNDERED CAMPAIGN CASH---Reid lashed out at reporters, saying, “My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down, knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the Internet.” “This has gone too far and it needs to stop now,” Reid said. “I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough.”

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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 Sprat’s 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:
Caesar’s 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?

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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

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email: enforcement @SEC.gov

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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........

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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.

29 posted on 04/10/2014 5:28:57 AM PDT by Liz
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