Senate president questions need for more Swallow investigations

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  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Oct. 4, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    South Jordan, UT

    Some think John Swallow is guilty until proven innocent. That is the media's tune.


    Ya - as opposed to the Constitutionally superior Tea-Partiers and their Obama talk radio rhetoric?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 15, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    Swallow is not guilty of anything but cleaning house of the trash the former AG left for him to clean out, this angered dozens of politicians who were using Shurtleff to vilify controversial public spending and investments that were shady.

    Cleaning house means he made some enemies and this is how they being a bunch of sore losers. When politicians lose some perks it make them spitting mad and know the power of accusations. The accusers are forgotten but I hope Swallow can use his payback powers to rid Utah of those legislators inclined to be criminally motivated.

  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    Sept. 14, 2013 3:00 p.m.

    It is simple, John Swallow is the victim of con artists. If the Democrats want to continue than they should do it at their expense. The average Utahn doesn't care. I mentioned the problem in a group of people Friday and no one other than myself knew who he was or what was going on.

    Perhaps Mr.Swallow can get back to protecting the citizens from these con artists from what he has learned. This doesn't require spending these huge amounts of money, just put the subject in committee and fix the system if there is a problem. Mr. Swallow unfortunately is a victim but sadly he had the department to protect him but that was a failure, too.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Sept. 14, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    comparing Swallow and Shurtleff to Nixon and the White House Plumbers is hilarious.

    I think it's time to let this thing drop. Unfortunately for John Swallow, he probably will never be able to be elected again even if he is completely innocent. Politics are so vicious these days.

  • NO_SIX St George, Utah
    Sept. 14, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    @ BYUAlum

    Considering elected officials and politicians in general guilty until proven innocent goes far beyond the media. I suspect it is the belief of a large fraction of the general public. It certainly is among the people I chat with.

  • watchman Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 14, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    Seeing the feds dropping any charges against Swallow should be a strong indication that this whole situation has been wrongfully caused by people who have been charged with illegal offenses and the opposing political party. I think Senator Niederhauser is close to right with his comments.

    From what I can see Swallow may have been guilty of making some bad judgement calls but nothing illegal or unethical has shown up.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 14, 2013 12:06 a.m.

    Politicians stick together, don't they? Remember Richard Nixon and the White House Plumbers Squad?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 7:38 p.m.

    Some think John Swallow is guilty until proven innocent. That is the media's tune. Justice in the United States of America says "innocent until proven guilty." I think John Swallow is innocent!

  • Gandalf Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    John Swallow is yet a long way from home. And, as said in the article, his reputation is permanently sullied. Absent some extraordinary circumstances, at best he is a one term AG.