By John W. Lillpop
Democrat Harry Reid (D-Utah), the man who disgraced the US Senate by using the floor of the Senate to accuse Mitt Romney of not paying income taxes, finds himself embroiled in a controversy involving bribery and perhaps other criminal activities.
As reported at the reference:
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., denies taking a bribe from a Utah businessman who claims the Senate Majority Leader was to use his influence to deflect federal regulators from investigating the Utahn’s business.
Jeremy Johnson claims that he agreed to pay Reid $600,000 in 2010 to make a federal investigation go away. “The truth is the worst thing I think I’ve done was I paid money knowing it was going to influence Harry Reid,” Johnson told the Salt Lake Tribune. “So I’ve felt all along that I’ve committed bribery of some sort there.”
Reid denies the accusation. “Senator Reid has no knowledge or involvement regarding Mr. Johnson’s case,” Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman replied. “These unsubstantiated allegations implying Senator Reid’s involvement are nothing more than innuendo and simply not true.”
How sweet it is to see a lying weasel squirm to counter a serious felony issue!
The big question: Did Reid pay income taxes on the $600,000 bribe?