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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Harry Reid
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-21-2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 01/21/2014 4:59:15 PM PST by smoothsailing

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Harry Reid

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff

January 21, 2014

A government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) for allegedly campaigning federal officials to approve visas for foreign Las Vegas investors.

The group, Cause of Action, wrote a letter to Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) and Vice Chairman Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) accusing the majority leader of contacting two U.S. Customs and Immigration Services officials, Watchdog.org reported:

“Despite the fact that these applications were ineligible for appeal, Sen. Reid’s efforts to lobby USCIS resulted in the reconsideration and approval of these applications, as well as the subsequent securing of millions of dollars in foreign and domestic funds for the (Las Vegas) SLS Hotel & Casino and American Dream Fund EB-5 Regional Center — both of which are major contributors to the Democratic Party,” Cause of Action executive director Daniel Epstein wrote.

Mayorkas, recently confirmed by the Senate to be deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, remains under investigation by the DHS Inspector General’s Office over his handling of EB-5 cases. Approved without Republican votes, Mayorkas benefited from Reid’s newly instituted “nuclear option,” which effectively blocks filibusters on confirmations.

The EB-5 program enables foreign nationals to receive green cards in exchange for $500,000 to $1-million investments in participating U.S. companies.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 113th; cultureofcorruption; ethics; ethicscomplaint; harryreid; reid

1 posted on 01/21/2014 4:59:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Corruption, its what they do.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 5:01:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smoothsailing

“Ethics”? Harry Reid? I guarantee you, the two have never been in the same zip code.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 5:03:39 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: smoothsailing

And of-course this will be all that’s ever said about the complainant. sarcastic tone to my voice.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 5:08:05 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: smoothsailing

"Ethics? You ever study that at Harvard?"

"Uh, I think I had a course in ethnic studies - does that count?"


5 posted on 01/21/2014 5:08:15 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: smoothsailing

There’s a cell with Filthy Harry’s name on it.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 5:09:47 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: smoothsailing

Out and out corruption by Dingy Harry but this has been going on with gambling factions in Las Vegas for years with him going to the wall for them.

The hilarious thing is Babs is supposed to look at these accusations seriously. LOL!


7 posted on 01/21/2014 5:10:03 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

The EB-5 program enables foreign nationals to receive green cards in exchange for $500,000 to $1-million investments in participating US senators.

There fixed it.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 5:12:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smoothsailing

Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)
HAHAHAHA


9 posted on 01/21/2014 5:12:23 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: smoothsailing

I thought you HAD to HAVE ethics to have something like this filed against you? He is ineligible because he has no ethics.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 5:12:31 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: smoothsailing

There are two nations within our borders. There is The United States of America and there is Democratland.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 5:23:29 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Howie66
“Ethics”? Harry Reid? I guarantee you, the two have never been in the same zip code.

The two have never been in the same universe. Reid is a lying, slime sucking scum bag, whom none of us would pee on if he was burning. Other than that, he is a nice guy. (Not)

12 posted on 01/21/2014 5:25:36 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: smoothsailing

Wut? Ethics charges against a mob-connected criminal!?! Say it ain’t so.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 5:25:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jazusamo
The hilarious thing is Babs is supposed to look at these accusations seriously.

That's Senator Babs to you, Bub!


"I worked so very hard for that title"

14 posted on 01/21/2014 5:27:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

ROTFLOL!

Now that’s truly a stunning hair piece that “Senator” Babs is wearing, it suits her perfectly.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 5:32:13 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

For pity’s sake...it’s Harry Reid... corruption is his middle name....


16 posted on 01/21/2014 5:36:01 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: smoothsailing

How can a possum have his face and asshole pointed the same way? Clever critters, them possums.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 5:37:22 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

LOL, you’re the first to ever point that out!

Shame on the rest of us for underestimating those possums!


18 posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:31 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: driftdiver
And, totally untroubled by that pesky "conscience" thingy.

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19 posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:51 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing



20 posted on 01/21/2014 5:41:34 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: smoothsailing

Guilty


21 posted on 01/21/2014 5:44:43 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good One. You do some of the most entertaining graphics to be found on FR! :-)


22 posted on 01/21/2014 5:46:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Mark17

You are a man of like thinking! *HIGH FIVE!*


23 posted on 01/21/2014 5:52:26 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: smoothsailing

This is exactly what the plot was in the sting in the movie “American Hustle”.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 6:28:34 PM PST by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Thank you!


25 posted on 01/21/2014 6:33:00 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Howie66
You are a man of like thinking! *HIGH FIVE!*

Roger that.

26 posted on 01/21/2014 6:51:21 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: smoothsailing

Slip $5.00 to Vice Chairman Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.)—he’ll kiss Reid’s butt.

Parliment of Whores.


27 posted on 01/21/2014 7:02:57 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Ray76

There’s a cell with Filthy Harry’s name on it.


Better a gallows.....


28 posted on 01/21/2014 7:50:39 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: sasquatch

Did you know that Boxer is the head and only member of the Senate Mental Midget Caucus?

Little things come in little Boxers.

(Did I just write that? Boy did I miss some really funny variations of that line).

Go to it Freepers! Let’s think outside of the Box(er).


29 posted on 01/21/2014 8:11:08 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Mortrey

Ditto that for JOHN CORNYN (TX).


30 posted on 01/21/2014 8:28:37 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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