Swallow investigators seek court order to recover missing records

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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    DN Subscriber 2
    SLC, UT
    Follow the money.


    We did.

    BTW - that's how this all led to AG John Swallow's shifty and illegal dealings.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    When the Swallow investigation is completed and Utah taxpayers have paid the bill and it turns out that he is exonerated are we going to do as thorough a job into the accusers? Democrats obviously want him gone so do the liberal interest groups. This should say something about how liberal special interest groups operate.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    No one in the AG office should EVER lose data.
    We've learned nothing in the 40 years since the 18 minute gap.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2013 10:14 p.m.

    Sounds like someone hid the fish.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Nov. 2, 2013 8:49 p.m.

    If DN Subscriber 2 is so worried about wasted tax payer dollars,
    He should be asking for John Swallow to RESIGN right this minute,
    rather than dragging it out.

    If his has nothing to hide, why did those e-mails and computer records just suddenly come up missing?

    BTW - this investigation is being headed by the REPPUBLICANS in this state -- NOT the Democrats.

  • mcdugall Murray, UT
    Nov. 2, 2013 7:54 p.m.

    @DN Subscriber 2 - Mr. Swallow is the one who is causing the increase in billable hours. There are too many coincidences in this case, he is hiding something. The question is, will investigators be able to find the missing files.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Nov. 2, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    DN Subscriber 2,

    You call this a fishing expedition? Well, if it is, it looks like they may have caught the big one. Face it. Things aren't looking too good for Swallow. This is not a partisan issue. I would like to remind you that the Republican super-majority is investigating Swallow, so yes, the Democrats should be preserving their communications, and so should Republicans (a bit advice you seemed to have skipped). It is the law. It is a law that Swallow has apparently broken and another reason for his removal from office for lack of public trust in a position that demands public trust. Here is a snippet of the State Archives Directive requiring all agencies to back up their e-mails for at least ten years:

    "Like all records, email records are work-function related. They are subject to legal retention
    schedules and have administrative, legal, fiscal, or historical value based on content....Department directors (this mean's Swallow) should work with DTS and the State Archives to have their system set up to preserve permanent records that will be transferred to the State Archives."

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Nov. 2, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    Follow the money.

    The "Attorneys for the Utah House committee" are getting paid handsomely (by us taxpayers) and the long they can drag out their fishing expeditions, the bigger the bill. Leave no opportunity for a billable hour unexplored.

    What a waste of tax dollars on what has been shown to be, in two investigations already completed, a fruitless witch hunt for political reasons, based on bogus allegations from convicted felons.

    I hope the Democrats are preserving every phone record, every email, every bit of web traffic, every home computer, and everything else for when it is THEIR turn.

    Swallow's biggest crime is that he is a conservative, and the liberal democrats and even some "moderate" republicans see investigation of him as an opportunity to smear all conservatives.