Wow: Prosecutor Just Announced He’s Investigating Harry Reid For A BIG Reason

Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., is in hot water again. This time, he is being investigated by the state attorney general of Utah in a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general, John Shurtleff and John Swallow.

Troy Rawlings, a Davis County, Utah, attorney, said that he’s looking into allegations against Reid. Rawlings wouldn’t comment on the allegations, but said they were related to the case involving the attorneys general.

Since 2013, Reid has been denying any involvement into fixing an investigation into a software business of one of the attorneys general. At the time, U.S. Department of Justice investigators decided not to charge Reid with criminal wrongdoing.

Salt Lake City’s City Weekly raised questions about Reid’s involvement that Rawlings alluded to in a statement to the Associated Press: “To simply ignore and run from what has been presented by multiple witnesses and sources, and the potential impact on the Mark L. Shurtleff case, would mean I am either intentionally blind, or overly worried.”

Shurtleff and Swallow were arrested in the summer of 2014 and have pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery.

Rawlings voiced his criticism of apparent stalling within the U.S. Department of Justice by limiting his access to information related to his investigation.

The Justice Department concluded their investigation in 2013 without filing charges, but the FBI has continued to work with Rawlings in the investigation. Rawlings told the AP: “It is not up to the DOJ to tell me who can and who cannot be investigated and what evidence is relevant and material to a state case.”

Stephen Dark of the City Weekly reported on the investigation. He wrote that a businessman named Jeremy Johnson recorded a conversation between himself and Shurtleff.

Jeremy Johnson claims that Reid was involved in a pay-to-play bribery scheme focused on gambling, the details of which were published in The Salt Lake Tribune in October 2014. A transcript of a conversation that Johnson recorded between himself and Shurtleff included allegations about a group of online poker business owners who had funneled $2 million to Reid in 2010 to get Reid to introduce legislation legalizing online poker. According to a June 6, 2013, AP story, Reid as well as Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., ‘pursued federal law to legalize Internet poker but ultimately gave up before even introducing the legislation.’

BREAKING: House Just Stuck It To Obama With Hugely Defiant Vote – 47 Dems Joined In

The House of Representatives Thursday defied President Obama’s threat of a veto and voted, 289-137, to impose new screening requirements on Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.

The bill was supported by 47 Democrats. Only two Republicans opposed it. The House plan would bar any refugees from Syria or Iraq from entering the United States until the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence certify that each one is not dangerous.

“If our law enforcement and our intelligence community cannot verify that each and every person is not a security threat, then they shouldn’t be allowed in,” said Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

“The status quo is not acceptable,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas. “The American people want us to act in light of what’s happened.”

Other lawmakers agreed.

“I cannot sit back and ignore the concerns of my constituents and the American public,” said Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.

“It is against the values of our nation and the values of a free society to give terrorists the opening they are looking for,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

The bill comes after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. At least one attacker posed as a Syrian refugee, officials have disclosed. These events created new opposition to Obama’s plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States.

Despite its passage, the bill on Thursday lacked enough votes to override a presidential veto. Republican aides said that absences could change that picture if an override vote becomes necessary.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid doesn’t plan to let that happen.

“The problem is not with refugees,” Reid said. “I don’t think we’ll be dealing with it over here.”

When asked about a presidential veto and a potential override, Reid said, “don’t worry, it won’t get passed. Next question?”

If the bill is blocked in the Senate, House Republicans may force the issue through an omnibus government spending bill, which has to be passed by Dec. 11 to keep the government operating.

Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said he would vote against a spending bill that doesn’t contain provisions halting the refugee program.

“I think that we have to exert maximum leverage,” Salmon said.

h/t: The Hill

Watch: O’Reilly Unleashes BIG Message To ‘Villain’ Harry Reid- Then Turns To Obama…

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly did not hold back when expressing what he felt about Sen. Harry Reid’s decision to block “Kate’s Law” on the senate floor on Wednesday. The host dedicated the opening “Talking Points Memo” segment of his program to denouncing minority leader’s actions calling him “a liar and a villain.”

On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, re-introduced Kate’s Law, which calls for a mandatory 5-year sentence for illegal immigrants who commit violent felony crimes and then return illegally to the United States after being deported. The senator called for a unanimous consent vote, which meant if any senator rose to object, the bill would not pass. Reid rose and spoke in opposition to the law, citing its costs.

O’Reilly noted on his program that a majority of Americans support the legislation. A poll released by Rasmussen this week finds that 56 percent of likely U.S. voters favor the law. Twenty-seven percent oppose the legislation, and 18 percent are undecided.

“You will remember that 32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot dead by an illegal alien with seven felony convictions who had been deported five times. He was released from jail and protected from the feds by the sanctuary city of San Francisco,” the Fox News host reminded his audience. 

O’Reilly played a clip of Reid’s remarks in opposition to Kate’s Law. “The new mandatory minimum sentences bill would have a crippling financial effect…This is yet another attack on the immigrant community,” the senate minority leader said. 

O’Reilly took Reid to task for his duplicity and cynicism. “Mr. Reid is a liar and a villain,” he said. “This has nothing to do with the so-called immigrant community. This is about fixing a corrupt criminal situation. As far as cost is concerned, Reid has voted for trillions of dollars in government spending. His objection to Kate’s Law is a cynical joke.”

The Fox News host went on to call on the president to act, arguing it falls within his executive authority. “So tonight we call upon President Obama to issue an Executive Order mandating that Kate’s Law take effect,” he said. “If you care at all about justice, Mr. President, you will get Kate’s Law done.”

O’Reilly also reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to put the proposed law up for a full senate soon. The news man predicted if the law makes it to a full senate vote, it will pass and then will easily pass the House.

“Every Democrat that stands up and block’s Kate’s Law needs to be prepared to explain why standing with violent criminal illegal aliens is more important than protecting American citizens,” Sen. Ted Cruz said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

h/t: TheBlaze

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Watch: O’Reilly Loses His Mind When He Hears What The Senate Just Did- ‘Unbelievable Is Too Gentle A Word!’

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats effectively blocked Kate’s Law from advancing.

The law was named for Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco in July. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and convicted felon who was in the United States illegally, has been charged with her death.

“There comes a point where the American people are going to have to take back their government,” O’Reilly said Tuesday night. “When a 32-year-old woman can be gunned down by an illegal felon who had been deported five times, and you can’t get a strict law punishing illegal alien felons passed. When that happens, you don’t have a functioning government.”

Kate’s Law would impose a five-year sentence on an illegal immigrant convicted of an aggravated felony who returns to the U.S. following deportation. The bill was attached to legislation removing funding from ‘sanctuary cities’ that harbor illegal immigrants and will not cooperate with federal authorities.

“Unbelievable is too gentle a word,” O’Reilly said in assessing liberal opposition to the law.

O’Reilly disparaged members of both parties for political maneuvering the led to the vote blocking Kate’s Law from advancing.

“That’s what makes Americans furious with the political system in Washington,” he said, pointing to the success of outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson in the Republican presidential race.

In response to an attempt by Sen. Harry Reid to claim that immigration reform was needed instead of Kate’s Law, O’Reilly lashed out at Reid.

“The truth is politicians are playing games with your safety….Senator Reid, the poster boy for anarchy, could not care less about the death of Kate Steinle,” O’Reilly said. “All he cares about is complete amnesty for undocumented immigrants.”

O’Reilly said that despite the Senate’s action, he will not give up.

“We will confront the villains no matter which party harbors them,” he said in closing.

h/t: TheBlaze

Paul Ryan Just Got A Shock Endorsement For Speaker That Could Do Serious Damage To His Chances

Representative Paul Ryan has been facing criticism from the right for some of his policy positions. That criticism could heighten, following an unwelcome endorsement from a prominent Democrat.

U.S. Senate Democrat Leader Senator Harry Reid said he hopes that Paul Ryan runs and gets the position, adding he’s a “Paul Ryan fan.”

Reid stated: “He appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean look at some of the other people. I don’t agree with him on much of what he does. I think what he’s done with Medicare and Medicaid, what he’s wanted to do, I disagree with. But generally speaking we’ve been able to work with him.”

Ryan has been criticized by some conservatives, particularly for his positions on immigration and spending.

He pressed for a vote on immigration reform in 2013 and noted that “earned legalization is an issue I think the House can and will deal with.”

According to The New York Times, Ryan has “largely voted for bills to keep the government operating and the debts paid when many other Republicans vote against them these days.”

Ryan also worked with Harry Reid’s lieutenant Senator Patty Murray to strike a two-year budget deal back in 2013.

Phyllis Schlafly, founder and chairwoman of the conservative Eagle Forum, said in a recent statement: “Tryouts for speaker continue. The kingmakers are so desperate for someone to carry their liberal priorities that they are trying to force Congressman Paul Ryan into a job he does not want.”

Harry Reid shrugged when asked if he was harming the Ryan campaign with the endorsement. He stated: “I just speak the truth. If it helps him fine, if it doesn’t that’s too bad.”

What do you think of Harry Reid’s endorsement of Paul Ryan for House Speaker? Do you think it will hurt his chances?