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Published: Friday, March 14 2014 3:11 p.m. MDT

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sammyg
Springville, UT

Otis

"... confederate flags were being waved, and insurrection being shouted...and Lee, along with Cruz and Palin, stood there and did nothing to stop it."

It's so easy to pick out a 'lib' these days.

I wonder what your comment would have been if Lee, Cruz, or Palin had whipped out a gun and just shot those flag waving distractors and insurrectionists on the spot?

I can't wait for another lib curb kicking festival to begin this November. You can bet I'm donating to the cause in this state and in others.

Senator Lee is the man!

Richie
Saint George, UT

MapleDon, I completely agree with you in regards to Mike Lee. Further nobody has proven one thing against him or Jeremy Johnson but they have been crucified by the government and media just for being successful and generous. As far as Harry Reid is concerned he is just one of Obamas lackeys.

Bruce A. Frank
San Jose, CA

wer, "This state needs...Progressives!" Or should the sentence be finished with "...more RINOs like Hatch!" So what if the information leads to charges against Reid, will you be equally enthusiastic?

Vince Ballard
South Ogden, UT

First, no one should want to "bust" someone merely because of their politics. Secondly, as cynical an age as we live in, no one should assume that because someone had dealings with a person guilty of misconduct, that make them also guilty. Lets let the facts rule.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

@Desert, President Obama was elected by the majority of US citizens.
If repubs want to get back in the White House, you may want to consider a platform that is best for the country, not what's best for military contractors, bigotry and the wealthiest 10% .

mrjj69
bountiful, UT

if this is true, both should be removed from office, and prosecuted.

I_Know_Utah
Mesquite, NV

Best of luck getting Slick Harry... Nevadans have tried for years Unsuccessfully...

Cincinnatus
Kearns, UT

Should we really be surprised by any of this, on either side of the aisle?

There is far too much money in politics. The Supreme Court didn't help matters much when they defined corporations as people and allowed them to funnel as much soft money as they wanted to into politics. As long as there is millions of dollars on the line, politicians of all political stripes will be caught influence peddling.

All over the country our political contribution laws (and politicians) are ethically challenged. When politics have become a high stakes game of Monopoly, rather than representing constituents, it's time to limit the influence of money in politics.

Unfortunately, this won't happen. We don't have enough honest representatives (and there are a few, but too few) to wield enough influence to change the laws. Besides, corporations will throw more money at them to prevent changes to campaign donations and threaten to move jobs elsewhere unless they get what they want.

cindy56k
TOK, AK

As a now outsider from Utah beings I don't live there any longer, I see that Mike Lee is someone you all should be proud of, he is one of a few who are really fighting for your freedom, Harry Reid on the other had just wants to take it away. Why worry about his house problem or whatever happened,worry about your rights under the Constitution that have been violated by this administration including and especially Harry Reid. To the person who is upset with Lee because she or he is a democrat, no wonder. The liberals don't want the truth out and they will do whatever they can do cast doubt on these senators that are fighting for your freedom.

DLF
GLENDALE, UT

The story appears to be aimed at the only LDS member of the U.S. Senate, Mike Lee, who has a 100 percent voting record. He is the only Mormon who consistently honors his oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Equating him to the senator from Nevada by implication of wrongdoing is a bit of wrongdoing in itself. Long after the allegations are dismissed, voters will remember the headline; they will think Lee must somehow be as bad as Reid.

Bruce A. Frank
San Jose, CA

If it gets as far as the US DOJ, I predict that under Holder, Lee will be deemed "guilty" of something and Ried will be found guiltless and the charges not even worth investigating.

John Locke
Ivins, , UT

The subject article, "Utah Prosecutors forward allegations against Sens. Mike Lee AND (emphasis mine) Harry Reid to Feds," specifically addressed charges against Sen. Mike Lee, without further specificity of the alleged charges sent to the Attorney General's office regarding Sen. Reid. Then there is a picture of Sen. Mike Lee. Let the slanted publicity games begin. It's election time.

Reid's and Lee's alleged misdeeds were carefully reported in the Salt Lake Tribune on March 12, 2013, and in that article, at least, the account of Sen. Reid's potential involvement in what may be described as a "bribe" to de-rail a federal law suit. That is serious stuff.

Lee sounds like many victims of a very challenging economic period, but the article made it sound like he was a villain. He was doing what President Obama encouraged, and hundreds of thousands of people who found themselves on the short end of a mortgage did: He took advantage of the law, and in the process, poked a finger in the eye the greedy banks and mortgage companies.

Nice job of what appears to be biased reporting. But, I will give you the benefit of the doubt.

shabam
Ogden, UT

THIS IS A CASE OF ; Mike Lee and his associates trying to associate Harry Reid with their Mormon Political Scandals of what they already knew, and have known, and have addressed for the past year or more about their attorney gen scandal.
Now, Mike Lee, the Tea Party , sees a chance to blame the whole scandal on someones name who had nothing to do with any of it... what a jamoke.
Toss this Kook out of office, you already have the career politician Hatch.

doylespar
WARETOWN, NJ

Did Utah throw in Reid because they are a rockheaded Republbiot Bastion?

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