Utah House panel to report its findings on ex-A.G. within 2 weeks
Part hardliners would like to hide this whole affair with John Swallow to the
hinterland or inside the classified ads, somewhere. I am grateful in a state
where the Republicans believe they have total control of people, events,
economy, politics, and almost religion that the Deseret News do what they do
best, report the facts. When truth is important to the people of Utah, one
party should not want to hide the facts about people who allegedly violate the
law or who blatantly don't know the law, especially the top law enforcer in
the State of Utah. Knowingly or unknowingly doing what he purportedly has done,
even deleting data from a protected desktop computer with storage on the network
of the State, and then supposedly losing a hard drive that has potential
classified or protected information on it is a violation of State law, also.
This person is supposed to be protecting sensitive data and not letting someone
of unknown background have that classified or sensitive data. That should have
been reported and made public long ago so that there could have been an attempt
to collect that hard drive. It would be blackmail material.
Any investigator would know that an educated and calculating official with a law
degree and campaigning for and winning elections would not lose desktop hard
drive data by copying to an external drive. That information would still be on
the original computer or access to it even if he Deleted it, by (accident).
However, then to lose his physical portable hard drive on an airplane is almost
Alice in Wonderland material. The rabbit knows and the rabbit always leaves a
trail. Elected officials are smart and calculating. People
potentially going to prison or are in prison know at some time they will or
could be caught. Evidence starts to disappear and we are left with the
forensics to have to go through. People that are truly honest and
full of integrity don't seem to have these kind of happenings and kinds of
excuses having to surface to show fidelity to people that elected them based on
good publicity and campaigning techniques and especially the dollar flow. Elected officials have bureaucrats working under them that know the real
intentions of their elected bosses. Truth is truth in this elected
official's scenario except the factual evidence is changed or lost.
Any proof he was even issued an external hard drive by the AG's IT office?
Tough to swallow...Yes...there have been many times I've nearly
left my carry on hard drive on the plane. In one instance I had to have the
stewardess check my hard drive with the other luggage as it was too large to fit
in the overhead bin.
Either he's the unluckiest guy in the whole world when it comes to losing
stuff or else he's engaging in an effort to destroy evidence and hide the
truth. I really don't see a third alternative.
I think I speak for many that I would like to see any further articles about
John Swallow moved from the front page of the Deseret News to the interior of
the paper along with articles written about the economy, Obamacare, etc.!
One thing we do have to give Swallow credit for is an incredibly creative
But he's innocent of any and all allegations of any impropriety.
Evidence tampering? Obstruction of justice? The money spent on this
investigation is well spent!
Does Swallow have a dog?That could be another good excuse for why he
"...Since when does Law enforcement not have enough funds to follow an
investigation?...".If swallow was a member of the Democratic
Party, republicans would find more than enough funds to forever follow an
I am really really confused... Since when does Law enforcement not have enough
funds to follow an investigation? The citizens of this great state deserve
to know the Truth no matter the cost!