The attorney general's office is talking to different county attorneys about taking over the prosecution, his spokesman, Murphy, said.
Mumford said although he's pleased the office intends to step aside, he's concerned that a new prosecutor might "simply carry the water" for it.
“The process of assigning a new prosecutor must be transparent to assure impartiality and to ensure justice is served," he said.
In another related matter, the lieutenant governor's office Wednesday did not name special counsel to investigate whether Swallow violated state election law. Chief deputy lieutenant governor Mark Thomas said the announcement would come later this week.
Below are the members of the Utah House investigative committee
Republicans Rep. Lowry Snow, R-St. George, chairman House Majority Leader Brad Dee, R-Ogden Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry Rep. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork
Democrats House Minority Leader Jen Seelig, D-Salt Lake City Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City Rep. Lynn Hemingway, D-Salt Lake City Rep. Susan Duckworth, D-Magna
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