House committee, elections office mulling next move after A.G. John Swallow resignation

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  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 7:09 p.m.

    The circle of friends who I associate with are completely sick of this whole thing. They are annoyed with the constant newspaper articles that rehash the same thing. The legalize and squabbling of the varying interest groups especially the partisan hacks who want blood rather than solutions. It is getting to the point that the quickest and fairest solution with the least cost to taxpayers should be the desired course.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    Rawhide Kid

    Sevier County, UT
    They have their pound of flesh Why keep throwing taxpayers money away to get revenge.
    Why? Because the law was broken. And more may have been broken. You and I would get full prosecution. Swallow is no different. Keep digging, keep pushing.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    This is not a revenge issue. When Mr. Swallow, the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Utah went around the rules he was obliged to go by, he took down the integrity of the whole process in Utah. He and the previous Attorney General tread where they should not have been. The appearance of evil is bad enough but if the probably cause in the Elections Office investigation is that demanding that Mr. Swallow resign, this is not a revenge issue. Plenty of people have gone to jail for lying, cheating, stealing and even worse from their political ambitions. Mr. Swallow wasn't a novice to the political game. He ran for a national office, he was a legislator in the State of Utah and was involved in law practice and other business activities. He had been the Chief Deputy in the prior Attorney General's office. He knew that houseboat excursions under certain circumstances could be contrary to his office policies. He knew that getting various contributions from certain people and in certain places could jeopardize his career.

    We have our whole elected official system to protect.

  • Rawhide Kid Sevier County, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    They have their pound of flesh Why keep throwing taxpayers money away to get revenge.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    If the State of Utah and County Attorneys don't do something in this action, we will definitely become as Illinois and Chicago with elected officials playing games with their elected office and especially the public. Playing word games on civil versus criminal is an injustice for the people that rely on the State of Utah's elected Attorney General to fulfill the requirements of his office as he swore to do in January 2013. As the Chief Deputy of the prior Attorney General that knew and attended some of the "perks" of money gathering for their elections and continued efforts, they both knew what was going on.

    Now that Mr. Swallow has resigned he believes this will all go away. Swallow did that as an "excellent" attorney and politician, he should have thought about the implications of pushing the law. Criminals push the law to the edge and finally get caught. They only do a little here and a little there. It won't make a difference as everyone does it. Integrity used to be a part of the political game in Utah. Now, we are just like the political wigs in Illinois. Politics forced our fathers from Illinois, 1847.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    OF COURSE Snow says Swallow would win in court. He wants to keep that billing clock running.

    The next step should be fullest prosecution possible...and Sim Gill with the assist of the FBI isn't done yet.

  • cricket23 Blue Rapids , KS
    Nov. 26, 2013 6:46 a.m.

    Dennis,did you mention that Swallow was a "Republican"?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 6:04 a.m.

    When does Grand Jury meet?