After living in Illinois for 9 years, I didn't think I would see this
happening in Utah with integrity and honor at the top of ideals for politicians.
This really reflects on the rest of Utahns thinking about the top law enforcer
and his election. Lt. Governor Cox was selected for him to do this action for
the Governor and the GOP. The legislature will most likely drop their process
due to impeachment out of the picture.
And now, because he was able to time his "retirement" just right, we --
the taxpayers of Utah -- will be paying Johnny $12,000 a year for life.But we don't have enough to pay our teachers decent wages . . . .
Utah Republicans protecting Utah Republicans. There is no doubt that the party
comes before the people in their mind.
Iron , You are right .I do not care how much it costs the taxpayers of
Utah to get to the bottom of this.. You know why they are trying to push it
under the rug is because this investigation is going to drag a lot of
other members of the good old boys club into the light .. All Utah taxpayers
deserve a full and thorough investigation, especially with this office of the
A.G. If You or Me broke a law we would get punished too the full extent of
the Law. For Swallow to receive a hand slap is not acceptable.These guys
need to be held accountable at any cost !
Are we, perhaps, upholding secret combinations?
Cant imagine one Republican pursuing a criminal complaint against another
Republican. The bond is too deep for that. Corruption is best swept under the
I am disappointed with the actions of the Lt. Governor and our Governor.In my opinion all they want is for this to go away and not damage the
Republican Party.Am I wrong?
If only John and Jeremy could share the same cell. One stole millions of
dollars from folks by fraud.One stole from millions of Utahonians votes by
fraud, and wants to steal even more, by waiting just long enough to resign so he
can get a pension. @ Marsha - I doubt that Swallow even knew about
the donations or if they were incorrectly handled...and you think he
should be an AG, with those kinds of loose accounting and oversight?The Governors office isn't gunna say a thing because the governor himself
paid 13 million to keep certain things from prying public eyes.Good
Ol' Boys Club of Utah (r) strikes again.
@ Marsha N....You mean to tell me that Johnson guy is a democrat and
that was his motivation to accuse John Swallow of impropriety? I know Harry
Reid, who he also accused, is a democrat. Does this mean the democrats are
accusing each other in a scam to get rid of republicans and in this case it
worked? But wait...the republicans are going to just appoint another one of
their own to take Swallow's place so how exactly did the get their way?Please explain.
So the lesson here is that it is ok to provide false information to become an
elected official of the state of Utah and if you are caught you resign and there
are no consequences to your criminal intent. This should go down as the single
largest example of how low our government has become in its attempt to keep the
party in office. What a fine example to put forth to our children. I really
can’t help but wonder if the headline might have read, “Lt. Gov.
Spencer Cox will pursue civil complaint against Utah Attorney General John
Swallow” if he had been an elected Democrat.
Ask any politician runing for office if he is aware of every small donor (less
than $20,000 each) that contributes to his million dollar campaign. You have
got to know that every waking hour is pinched to get the utmost squeezed in. I
doubt that Swallow even knew about the donations or if they were incorrectly
handled. Campaign committees are employed to look at the details while the
candidate runs the marathon.Democrats are just champing at the bit not
just to pull him down - as they have done - but now to take over his office.
Perfect! They got their way, didn't they?
Gosh, if he can do this why can't others accused of a crime just say "I
resign" and the matter is then ended? And if he's innocent, why did
Mr. Swallow bankrupt himself and family in his defense? I thought truth was the
ultimate defense and the innocent have nothing to hide.Maybe this is
politics and not justice.......it sure appears that way.
Chasing an unfrocked pubic official is senseless. Charging the state $3 million
to designate the governor's legal council is a waste of time and money. The
AG should be appointed by the governor rather than elected.
And as of 12-3-13 he will become pension eligible , all while running a criminal
enterprise, while masquerading as our AG.