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Should Swallow investigative committee chairman stay or go?

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  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 21, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Rep. Snow should stay.

  • Stenar Salt Lake City, UT
    July 21, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    Snow should GO!

  • cns St George, Utah
    July 21, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Snow should step down. Regardless of the outcome of the investigation there will be partisans looking for reasons to discredit the results. Even the appearance of a possible conflict of interest will give someone such a reason

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 20, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Since this is Utah's first start in the impeachment process as an investigation, mistakes may happen. However, Representative Snow he had a relationship with the Jeremy Johnson case with all the news and finger pointing going on. It appears this was not brought up to Speaker Lockhart by Snow nor even the lawyer or spokesperson for John Swallow.

    This would appear to be a conflict of interest similar to what John Swallow had in working with Jeremy Johnson and having Johnson pay some of the fees for lobbying the AG Shurtleff and his Chief Deputy, Swallow.

    If anything is determined later that Snow was deeper involved, the Democrats would have a hay day with that information and spread it open as a wound. They would even have the right to pour salt into it as the Republicans could set this right. Speaker Lockhart would have expected that Snow would have come up with this potential conflict on his own as he has had since February 2013 to know that there was a rabbit-trail to John Swallow through Jeremy Johnson, especially with the FTC case. Attorneys are supposed to have ethics for themselves and as Representatives swear they do.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    July 20, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    If Snow or his firm did legal work for Johnson or the other Johnson (FTC) defendants, he should step down. The inability to recognize conflicts and bias is a reason lawyers typically resign from a case. themselves when there is even the appearance of impropriety. If Snow stays on his acts can reasonably be questioned.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 19, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    I think Snow should voluntarily step down as committee chairman. A true conflict of interest for a good man, John Swallow!