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    FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008

    Federal prosecutors have disclosed a 2008 FBI investigation of indicted Nevada power broker Harvey Whittemore and longtime friend Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.The investigation, conducted by the FBI’s Washington field office, was sparked by media reports about Reid’s role in helping Whittemore’s Coyote Springs master- planned community north of Las Vegas clear government hurdles. It did not result in criminal charges against either man.
    Whittemore’s defense lawyers want a federal judge to allow testimony about the investigation at his federal trial next month on charges of unlawfully funneling $138,000 in campaign contributions to Reid in 2007. Prosecutors have said the Nevada Democrat was unaware of the alleged scheme.
    Defense lawyers, led by Dominic Gentile and Vincent Savarese, argued in court papers filed this week that the 2008 investigation shows Whittemore had no criminal intent to make illegal campaign contributions.
    Whittemore, 59, was once a top Nevada legislative lobbyist. He was indicted last June on four felony charges, including making excessive contributions and lying to the FBI and the Federal Election Commission. His trial is set for May 14 before Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in Reno.
    The indictment alleges Whittemore met with Reid in February 2007 and agreed to raise $150,000 for him by a March 31 campaign finance deadline.
    Whittemore unlawfully used family members and associates as conduits for contributions to the senator’s campaign and then reimbursed them, the indictment alleges.
    Prosecutors originally disclosed the 2008 investigation in papers filed under seal in the current case and later provided a copy to Whittemore’s lawyers, who made them public in defense motions on Monday.
    The Review-Journal obtained copies of the documents from the federal court’s electronic docket Tuesday morning, but later in the day, they were removed after prosecutors objected. The defense motions were later re-posted, without the government papers disclosing the 2008 investigation.
    papers now sealed

    FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

    So let's see, the charge most often coming from progressive liberals hurled at conservatives is that republicans are corrupt due to associations with lobbyists, and what happens when the narrative gets in the way of reality? Well, then you have transcripts removed, then sealed....Much like when something embarrassing, or illegal is posted online, it is removed and scrubbed.
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    Re: FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So let's see, the charge most often coming from progressive liberals hurled at conservatives is that republicans are corrupt due to associations with lobbyists, and what happens when the narrative gets in the way of reality? Well, then you have transcripts removed, then sealed....Much like when something embarrassing, or illegal is posted online, it is removed and scrubbed.
    Of course, that is supposed to be hard to do, with the press constantly pointing this out to us.
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    Re: FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So let's see, the charge most often coming from progressive liberals hurled at conservatives is that republicans are corrupt due to associations with lobbyists, and what happens when the narrative gets in the way of reality? Well, then you have transcripts removed, then sealed....Much like when something embarrassing, or illegal is posted online, it is removed and scrubbed.
    I'm a pretty liberal guy and at no time have I ever argued that only conservatives are corrupted by lobbyists. I'll freely admit they have a stranglehold on both parties.

    You're argument that this charge is constantly coming from liberals is bull****. If you can find a liberal or two on this forum that want to make that argument please bring them in to this thread, I'd love to see that.
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    Re: FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So let's see, the charge most often coming from progressive liberals hurled at conservatives is that republicans are corrupt due to associations with lobbyists, and what happens when the narrative gets in the way of reality? Well, then you have transcripts removed, then sealed....Much like when something embarrassing, or illegal is posted online, it is removed and scrubbed.
    Funny, I thought the charge most progressives hurl is about the 'conservatives' demanding small government and it to stay out of our lives- until certain social issues arise then it's government getting between a woman's legs at the doctor's office or deciding how to define marriage. I personally thought the charge most often hurled was 'conservatives' wanting to regress the nation to the 1950's while the rest of the world pushes bravely on ahead.

    I would say the corruption, if any, will out. Did senator Reid intervene for anyone this lobbyist represented?

    Now when it comes to leaking or making 'evidence' public, prosecutors are notorious about wanting to be the only leakers. Doesn't mean too much they would want to control the release of information. I believe you would have to have a solid link between the prosecutors and the Leader of the Senate to make much of this. it will all come out in the wash.

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    Re: FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008

    difficult to imagine reid investigated and not indicted
    someone was not looking very hard
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    Re: FBI investigated Reid along with Whittemore in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    difficult to imagine reid investigated and not indicted
    someone was not looking very hard
    It's right up there with investigating Bush's diction and language command. LOL

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