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Published: Monday, June 10 2013 5:45 p.m. MDT

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tabuno
Clearfield, UT

The Utah Senate Democrats seemed to have blown off course on dealing directly with Utah Attorney General's growing problems. By not following the Utah Constitution and allowing for legally binding sworn testimony from witnesses and just allowing the Utah House of Representatives to follow through on their legislative and Constitutional duties, it seems that Utah Senators are just making a nuisance of themselves, confusing the process, and almost trying to upstage the their House Democratic counterparts. Utah Democratic Senators are embarrassing to the Democratic Party. These Senators should just be patient as the more deliberative body has been traditionally known for and support their House colleagues instead of going on some sort of their own tangent.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The Democrats are the ones that really pushed Nixon to the limit and it got results with more than just the President. The unbiased "press" at the time went right after all of the legs attached to President Nixon and a lot of them except the President spent time in the golf club type prisons on military bases. It was not good for our country but it helped clean the office but gave us President Carter who lacked all kinds of leadership, sort of like the non-elected President Ford with Henry Kissinger running lot of the show.

President Clinton got the Senate to give him $200.00 and go past go but Monica is still out there in President Clinton's legacy.

An elected Attorney General needs to be clean from the beginning. Throwing out get out of jail cards to his friends is not what the State of Utah needs, now and for 3 1/2 years more. We need leadership and not one that is hiding from the next revelation. We have lost trust, if there ever was any with what we have allegedly known from the shadows of the ever lasting hills to the Nevada sunset.

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

tabuno,
The House and or the Senate has every right to give John Swallow a chance to explain himself prior to the House voting to start impeachment proceedings. If Swallow keeps avoiding this, what choice does the House have other than to vote to start impeachment proceedings. They are constitutionally bound to act.

" The Governor and other State and Judicial officers shall be liable to impeachment for high crimes, misdemeanors, or malfeasance in office; but judgment in such cases shall extend only to removal from office and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit in the State. The party, whether convicted or acquitted, shall, nevertheless, be liable to prosecution, trial, and punishment according to law."

The committee could easily focus on 76-8-109. Failure to disclose conflict of interest. (4). Clearly this law didn't work for Swallow. He either didn't understand it or he purposely lied, or his attorney gave him bad advice. The legislature needs to know which so it can adjust the law. This is the section the Lt. Gov. is investigating. The form Swallow filled out on Mar. 9, 2012, Mar. 15, 2012 and Jan. 10, 2013 didn't have P Solutions. Why?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The Lieutenant Governor is sort of in a similar pickle jar, sort of like a fish bowl, with his similar type problems with the DCFS. Politicians need to realize there is a process and not to subvert it. When they get into a pickle, they want to make it look benign as they have lost public trust. It is a pride issue that turns into a lack of ethics and integrity.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Any bets Swallow survives this and even gets reelected?

Republicantthinkstraigh
Anywhere but, Utah, Utah

What are your odds? Not touching that bet unless it's at least 10-1.

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