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Published: Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:10 p.m. MDT

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BYR
Woods Cross, UT

My gut tells me we have not heard the last of the allegations against Swallow. There has to be more stories than the ones reported so far.

Mugabe
ACWORTH, GA

If Swallow is innocent, and I hope that he is, why is he caught up two people who have come under fire for criminal misconduct? No one can wallow with "dogs" and not get fleas.

sigmund5
Salt Lake City, UT

Is this a another new allegation that the Trib hasn't learned of or the one they reported a couple of weeks ago? It is hard to keep them all straight.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

As Shakespeare wrote: Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we try to deceive.

AsU.LikeIt
Tampa, FL

“If I had anything to hide, I wouldn't be sitting here in this office right now. Because I haven't, I'm not about to just walk away because of pressure.”

Attorney General John Swallow

“If I had anything to hide, I wouldn't be sitting here in this office right now. Because I haven't, I'm not about to just walk away because of pressure.”

Richard Milhouse Nixon

“If I had anything to hide, I wouldn't be sitting here in this office right now. Because I haven't, I'm not about to just walk away because of pressure.”

Governor Eliot Spitzer

“If I had anything to hide, I wouldn't be sitting here in this office right now. Because I haven't, I'm not about to just walk away because of pressure.”

Representative Anthony D. Weiner

“If I had anything to hide, I wouldn't be sitting here in this office right now. Because I haven't, I'm not about to just walk away because of pressure.”

Governor Mark Sanford

mcdugall
Layton, UT

@sigmund5

You have two county attorney generals, the FBI and DOJ investigating John Swallow. There will be a lot more information that will come out in the future. This SL Tribune is merely reporting on John's actions.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

If this was a search for truth, one would expect to patiently wait until the multiple investigations underway present their findings of facts.

But, instead, we get breathless reporting of vague allegations, or piling on of criticism and demands for resignation (or worse) from partisan politicians, or indicted persons.

Such is the state of what passes for investigative reporting these days. In the old days, it would be described as a lynch mob or witch hunt.

The real question is: Why are all these people out to get Swallow? What do they stand to gain? Who are his accusers associating with? What have reporters turned a blind eye to while hounding Swallow and repeating gossipy allegations against him?

DonO
Draper, UT

"And the hits just keep on a-comin'", as they used to say in old-time radio. Swallow could have preserved the semblance of a career of some sort if two months ago he had admitted errors in judgment and resigned. Now he not only is a disgraced elected official but is a pariah for potential future employers and/clients. His case will make an excellent study on the arrogance of power.

SLC Grandma
Salt Lake City, UT

"Judge not lest ye be also judged" - as many have commented, wait until the full story comes to light before you're ready to pass judgment!

milner
Centerfield Sanpete, UT

Glad I didn`t vote for him!

Republitarian
SAINT GEORGE, UT

The fact that Swallow can't see the error in his behavior is the precise reason he should resign. His conduct was wrong. But it's his vision problem that disqualifies him for public office.

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