Skip to comments.Ethics Committee to Probe Harry Reid
Posted on 05/22/2005 7:10:18 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud
Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:59 p.m. EDT Ethics Committee to Probe Harry Reid
The Senate Ethics Committee will investigate Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid based on two separate complaints filed against the Nevada Democrat, the committee's vice chairman said this week.
On Wednesday the Center for Individual Freedom filed a complaint with the committee based on Reid's decision to reveal confidential information from the FBI file of Henry Saad - one of President Bush's judicial nominees.
"All you need to do is have a member go upstairs and look at his confidential report from the FBI, and I think we would all agree there is a problem there, Reid told the Senate last week, in comments that outraged Republicans. Asked about the CIF complaint, Ethics Committee vice chairman, South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson, told Human Events magazine: "Filing does automatically set off a preliminary investigation, which is usually staff-driven."
On Thursday, the American Conservative Union filed a second ethics complaint against Sen. Reid over the Saad incident.
The ACU complaint also cites "improper referencing of confidential materials by Senators Patrick Leahy and Carl Levin."
It's not clear whether the reference to Leahy and Levin will spur additional probes by the Ethics Committee.
Don't hold your breath for any kind of censure action this year or next...
Haven't heard a lot about this in the New York Times.
Hope you're not holding your breath. I expect not.
Yeah...that's what I am thinking as well.
He would get life if that was the charge!
He should go there immediately and start serving is sentence. Yeaaaaarrhhrrr!!!
You've made my day with that ping and information!
....... anal I hope.
Allrght dammit, ASK SEN. HILLARY TO RETURN THE FBI FILES SHE HAS!!!
Hopefully followed by a successful expulsion vote...
He needs to go back to Nevada where he can serve out his jail term.
Thank you, Howard. :-)
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