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Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 12:10 a.m. MDT

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DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

How long do you have to beat a dead horse to try to milk another story out of an issue that has generated lots of mostly partisan smoke, but absolutely no verified misconduct despite multiple investigations.

Remember, Attorney General John Swallow was the first one to call for an investigation, by the feds, but then Obama's "Justice" Department decided to scrap the first one, and appoint a new persecutor, and is slow rolling their efforts to keep up the public flogging of Swallow, representing of course, all Republicans- a vast majority of Utahns.

Let's stick with "Innocent until proven guilty" and see what, if anything, the investigations turn up before we cry (yet again) for the lynch mobs to form.

Meanwhile, the Fast and Furious, IRS voter suppression, and NSA spy scandals are being largely ignored.

I guess expecting public officials to obey the law only applies to backward "red states" and not to the federal government, or states and cities run by liberals.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

The reluctance on the part of some House members to begin impeachment proceedings because of a fear of the public's ignorance seems like an unfortunate a lack of leadership and courage that the people of Utah elected them for. I agree there is definitely a distinction between a criminal proceeding where a person could be fined and sentenced to jail and lose their liberties versus an impeachment proceeding and the loss of a political office due to negligence, the loss of the public trust,or inability to adequately carry out the duties of the office as is beginning to appear to be the case for whatever reason, an ethical oversight or deliberate criminal actions on the part of our Attorney General.

The State Legislature has an obligation to undertake its own impeachment investigation to determine whether or not a trial by the Utah Senate is necessary. The criminal process now underway may take years and the end result might only occur after this Attorney General's term is over and by then it will be too late and the damage to the state already done.

Government Man
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Swallow should resign or at least place himself on administrative leave. There is too many issues coming up in regards to Swallow and Shurtliff. Some of it may be circumstantial, but there is enough bad information to warrant removing Swallow for the sake of the Office and in doing what is right. It is time that Utah gets it's political house in order!!

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

It's silly to even worry about Swallow while we have Obama on the loose!

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

@tabuno- Your opinions on the grounds for impeachment reflect the usual liberal love of emotion and disregard of facts and in this case, the law.

Utah's Constitution specifies the grounds for impeachment, and are in sharp contrast to your partisan criteria:

"Article VI, Section 19. [Officers liable for impeachment -- Judgment -- Prosecution by law.]
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."

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Let's stick with "Innocent until proven guilty" and see what, if anything, the investigations turn up before we cry (yet again) for the lynch mobs to form.

Meanwhile, the Fast and Furious, IRS voter suppression, and NSA spy scandals are being largely ignored.

DN Subscriber could we be consistent. How can you refer to your list as scandals, remember innocent until proven guilty, or does that only apply to republicans?

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Swallow has been accused by a convicted felon and an accused felon. The Democrats are gleeful and hope to paint all Republicans as corrupt with the Republicans are mum. It's past time that reliable information is released to the public.

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Swallow should apply for a job in the Obama administration.

New to Utah
PAYSON, UT

John Swallows public lynching by the Utah Media, Democrat party of Utah and seekers of 15 minutes of fame politicians is getting tiresome. Innocent until proven guilty always applies to anything Obama and Democrats do for example targeting conservative groups,voter suppression in key swing states caused by that targeting. I personally believe, Stephanie Cutter, David Axelrod, and David Plouffe likely met after the 2010 midterm elections and arranged the IRS targeting with Obama's blessings. Senators Schumer,Franken,Durbin all suggested as much. As far as the Sutherland Institute it has been way too close to the SLC Chamber of Commerce and its positions are all over the place.Liberal groups just want to destroy Republicans and have a one party system. I have spent time recently in liberal land and believe me they think they are winning big time. It is time to exonerate or charge.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Dang!

I saw the hyperlink to the article, which only said "Will House vote for impeachment proceedings....." and I incorrectly hoped it was an article about the Federal government House of Representatives holding an impeachment vote against the man in the White House.

Rats....

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Apparently, "innocent until proven guilty" only applies to liberals....

Republitarian
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Ridiculous!

First, innocent until proven guilty only applies in criminal cases , not impeachment. So let's pull that nonsense right off the Table. It is an irresponsible and irrelevant non sequitur to the issue of John Swallow's corruption.

Second, it appears there are as many responsible Republicans calling for impeachment or resignation as there are those "dang pinko liberal progressive democrats". So, let's set that one to the side as ranting from mental minions.

Third, there is no connect between the corruption in the AG's office and the corruption at the federal level. Of course the state should address!

Fourth, for all of Sweet Becky's bluster it appears she does not understand the Impeachment process any better now than when she started hyping it among her confederates.

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