Spokesman: Orrin Hatch's call for Google investigation 'not related' to Trump tweets

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 4, 2018 12:38 p.m.

    Why is Hatch trying so hard to pander to donnie? This is, of course, related to Donnie's tweets.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Sept. 1, 2018 9:15 a.m.

    There have been two associates, not many. They will be going to prison. One confessed to personal crimes unrelated to Russian collusion, and the other, was convicted of personal crimes committed a decade ago.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Sept. 1, 2018 9:04 a.m.

    In order to help me shed any naivety that you may think I have, what particular link to google, or links can I turn to for proof of Trumps collusion with Russia on the elections, I am completely open to learn the facts.

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2018 8:52 a.m.

    Senator Hatch, if you're losing in the marketplace of ideas, the solution is not to rig the marketplace but to get some better ideas.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Sept. 1, 2018 7:25 a.m.


    You aren't patient, you are naive.

    Google it!

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Sept. 1, 2018 7:02 a.m.

    @Herbert Gravy,

    "Yes, he is far from being a "moral giant" but he has a lot of company from others who have served in the same capacity."

    Republicans knowingly support a man who had slept with Porn Stars and says it's entirely normal, and who paid to cover it up. Who actively sought Russian help in the election and continues to deny their meddling, despite 24 separate counts now of Russian meddling. Giuliani and Manafort openly worked for the anti-West governments of Romania and Ukraine.

    Trump has installed every member of his family over 12 years old in some office and given them security clearance, and uses these positions to make money and fame for himself. All of this on a scale never before seen in American politics. Don't even try to equate what he has done with any others 'in the same capacity'. Your willful ignoring of these abuses is appalling.

    As for the economy, Trump inherited an economy that was already humming. This quarter's GDP rise was the best since 2014 - under Obama. You know, the guy who inherited the worst economy ever - from GW Bush, another Conservative.

    I'm a Conservative who at least acknowledges the truth.

  • Hugh1 Denver, CO
    Sept. 1, 2018 12:05 a.m.

    Orrin, why are so many Trump associates heading to prison for lying about their Russian activities? Orrin, do we have Google problem or a Trump problem?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Aug. 31, 2018 10:39 p.m.


    Ouch! Yes.

    Folks are so anxious to find fault with President Trump that I jumped to an erroneous conclusion.

    My bad and my apologies.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 8:39 p.m.

    I am very patient, still after all this time I'm waiting for that evidence. So where is it.

  • furymouse Draper, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 8:27 p.m.

    You do know I was talking about Hatch right? I mean the article was about him. Am I missing something?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Aug. 31, 2018 6:07 p.m.


    Of course, many of us believe much of what he says. When he talks about historic low unemployment rates for Hispanics, women, blacks and youth.

    He is not the first President to "hyperbolize", and he won't be the last.

    We believe him when he talks about lowering trade deficits and levelling the international trade playing field. We believe him when he says lower corporate tax rates will return billions of dollars to the US economy.

    And, when he talks about a number of other important issues that he has been wise enough to tackle where his predecessors failed us.

    We conservatives see nothing wrong with winning.

    Yes, he is far from being a "moral giant" but he has a lot of company from others who have served in the same capacity.

    We wish him continued success.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Aug. 31, 2018 5:55 p.m.


    But, does Google have a "legal and moral obligation" to place conservative opinions on the same level as LIBERAL opinions?

    Just asking.

    And thanks for trying to educate us poor conservatives. There is so much more that we don't "understand".

  • kolob1 Sandy, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 4:40 p.m.

    The requested investigation is Hatch's way to say "Look at me everybody. I still relevant".
    What Hatch needs to do is retire and then Trump will take away his retirement and his social security to pay for the deficit caused by Trump's tax cuts for his cronies. Then we will see how "relevant" he is.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 4:33 p.m.

    It just seems part of an all-out Republican assault on truth, information, and justice.

    How cool would it be it Hatch opted out from all of that and made it clear that he was opting out? Wouldn't most everyone in Utah be cheering from the rooftops if he did?

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 4:31 p.m.

    Here is what conservatives don’t understand. When a person does a news related search, search engines like google are going to take people to verified and popular news sites, not opinion sites, or conspiracy sites.

    Google does not have a legal or moral obligation to place conservative opinions on the same level as verified facts from legit news organizations.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 4:17 p.m.

    Of course 'it was purely coincidental" that Hatch wrote the letter. In reality Hatch has become Trump's number 1 "boot polisher". His time as Utah's Senator has long passed. He can't be gone soon enough.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 3:38 p.m.

    Imagine that - what a non-coincidence. Why doesn't he just take the rest of the year off to protect his name. I am dubious of googles business practices - tired of seeing adds for things I have written in my emails. But still... the timing. Doing Trumps bidding for him. I could have sworn that the separation of powers was to keep one branch of doing the bidding of the other branch.

    So much for that. Kind of sad... and I supported him for just so dang long.

  • Soft Spoken Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 3:37 p.m.


    What do you expect. Trump has done nothing to tamp down the dangerous alt right group of which the KKK is very representative. When one does nothing t stop anti black comments and activities it make a person think perhaps he approves of such groups.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 31, 2018 3:16 p.m.

    Hatch has not been an effective senator or productive representative for the nation. The only one who was rewarded and gained by is too long tenure in the senate was only Hatch and his cohorts. It was a waste of taxpayers dollars.

  • Rubydo Provo, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 2:25 p.m.

    When a search of the klu klux klan on google turn ups a picture of the president of the United States something is wrong. Big tech and their blatant targeting and discrimination against conservatives ahead of the midterms is in-kind donation to the democrats and should be stopped. This is a trend of slandering conservatives and the president is on the verge of sedition and the news media enable and fosters it with their agenda driven news coverage.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 31, 2018 2:18 p.m.

    Go away, Hatch. Just leave while there's still time to enter your dotage with dignity.

    Aug. 31, 2018 2:13 p.m.

    I'm old enough to remember when republicans opposed the "fairness doctrine."

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Aug. 31, 2018 1:57 p.m.

    Yeah - Yeah - Yeah. Hatch is like the high school kid who isn't popular and will do anything to gain acceptance in the cool crowd.

  • Kally Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 1:56 p.m.

    So the party that killed net neutrality and the fairness doctrine are mad that the net's not neutral and things occasionally get "unfair"...


  • Malihini Northern, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 1:42 p.m.

    Good for Senator Hatch. I hope he proceeds with this and that he is joined by his colleagues in the Senate. The liberal agenda from silicon valley needs to be investigated, and, if found to be fraudulent or misleading, should be corrected. I hope he pushes this investigation and gets to the truth as to whether this is happening or not.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 1:38 p.m.

    Sweet, liberal senator Hatch doing something conservative again, not too often does that occur, but we'll take it when we can. Last I knew we had freedom of speech here in the magnificent country, excepting of course at FB, Google and the DN. Here's to hoping that investigation of Hatch's can expand into The Clintons, Muller And Comey.

  • JLindow St. George, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 1:25 p.m.

    Perhaps Trump and Hatch would also like to mandate book stores and news organizations carry more content that is friendly to conservatives in general and the current administration in particular? Maybe level the playing field by requiring that Google return one result from Fox for every similar result from CNN? Require that every unflattering fact printed by news organizations be accompanied by an alternative-facts rebuttal?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 12:13 p.m.

    Man. Hatch just wants to weld himself to the Trump train. Even when it's crashing off the tracks. Unbelievable.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 12:08 p.m.

    Right, and Trump's connections to Russian mob bosses is "purely coincidental", too!

  • furymouse Draper, UT
    Aug. 31, 2018 11:54 a.m.

    Of course it isn't...
    Does anyone believe a word that he says? I am looking forward to him going away finally and fading into obscurity.