AG John Swallow made mistakes in dealings with businessman, Utah GOP says

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  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    I have been watching and waiting for Swallow to choke. He has a big piece of Johnson in his craw.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Voting is a lot like driving.

    Don't do either, blind.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    Mistakes based on lots of money for purported influence is a large problem.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Swallow didn't have everyone on board within the AG's office when he was the Senior Deputy as evidenced by those who supported other candidates, Republican and Democrat. He should have been above board and if there were problems, he should have discussed them with Attorney General Shurtleff so the agency wouldn't be caught unaware of at least one wrong, to know a person that wasn't who he thought he was.

    This will keep Swallow from being the most effective Attorney General we have had. He should have told the Utah GOP about this relationship prior to the GOP convention last spring. He kept on using his Senior Deputy position and Shurtleff's endorsement of him as a primary goal. He should have been honest that he didn't have this type of relationship. Now he has to have the impact on his career, whether guilty or not. Johnson has a history of events that don't reflect good on him or his family. He certainly twisted the knife with his claim about Swallow.

  • concretebo Sandy, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    Yes it is all about Truth and Justice ,not about Party Politics .
    These men are supposed to see that Truth and Justice is carried out
    within the Law. Something is amiss .

  • danaslc Kearns, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    The first thing that needs to be done is to stop all bills being passed into law behind closed doors in this state. It would seem that those behind closed doors bills are just adding steam to an already corrupt state. Let the chips fall where they may but don't stop with Swallow.

  • AKracker Highland, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    Why isn't the Republican party chastising Jeremy Johnson as a crook? Swallow hasn't done anything illegal and the newspapers continue to run baseless allegations but the Republican party with their tail between their knees is running scared.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    Jan. 23, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    I volunteered on the campaign of Swallow's opponent in the primary for three weeks and walked several neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. I couldn't believe the number of people who were opposed to Swallow and called him a "Scumbag". I was shocked when I heard the election results.

    This tells me that a lot of voters have their head in the sand.

  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    I've read Swallow's email to Johnson. It lays out the whole plan.

    Republicans asking now for ethics laws, to keep Swallow ethical?
    Aren't they the same people saying we don't need gun laws, because criminals will ignore them?

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    GOP really did their homework on Swallow, didn't they!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    You mean someone in the GOP has actually used the word Ethics?


    But he's right. It is long, long past time to get serious with ethics.

  • AKracker Highland, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    Johnson really has everyone hoodwinked! On a day that his entire family gets indicted he's got the papers running headlines about Swallow, this a classic case of hide the ball. Johnson is the criminal, and swallow is his patsy, just because the Salt Lake Tribune has seemingly judged Swallow guilty doesn't mean he is. What if, play along with me here, Johnson had an email he knew wasn't criminal but decided that in order to get a lesser sentence he would make up claims that the email was part of a bigger conspiracy? Seems like that would get you a lesser sentence, any chance that could be Johnson's end game?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    Again --- When a police officer is involved in an incident, he or she is immediately placed on administrative leave until an investigation has been completed and the officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    Should anything less happen when the chief law officer of the state is under clouds.

    He should step aside -- on leave -- until a thorough, totally independent and non-partisan investigation has been completed.

    Then, and only then, should he return to his duties IF it is appropriate.

    There has long been a dark cloud -- indeed many dark clouds -- hovering around Mr. Swallow. That this has happened was not even a surprise for some of his fellow Republicans.

    Let's get to the bottom of it and handle Mr. Swallow as would be the case with any other law officer.