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Probe Uncovers More Reid 'Slush Fund' Payments to Granddaughter
Newsmax ^ | March 27, 2014 | Drew Mackenzie

Posted on 03/28/2014 4:07:07 AM PDT by lbryce

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at the center of a growing political controversy after it was revealed Thursday that more payments from his campaign funds had been made to his granddaughter than previously reported.

The Nevada Democrat promised earlier this week to reimburse $16,787 his campaign gave to Ryan Elisabeth Reid in 2013 for what was described as payments for “holiday gifts.” Those payments were reportedly made to purchase items from Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who has her own line of jewelry. Reid defended the payments, saying they complied with Federal Election Commission standards that allow the purchase of goods from relatives if those goods are sold at fair market value.

Jahan Wilcox, a Republican National Committee spokesman, decried Harry Reid's use of campaign monies as a "personal slush fund."

Things got worse for Reid when the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that federal disclosures show the campaign paid another $14,481 to Reid's granddaughter in 2012, bringing to $31,268 the total paid to Ryan Elisabeth in 2012 and 2013 to purchase gifts for Reid's support staff.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: crook; dncrico; harryreid; nevada; probe; reid; reidabovealllaw; reidrico; resignnow; showmethejewelry; typicaldnccorruption; wheresmydroolcup
To hear about Reid's probe is a rhapsody of thrills the excitement of which has me barely containing myself.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 4:07:08 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

$16k for holiday gifts?

Wonder what you’d get at Target or Best Buy for that kinda of stuff? Or am I off....she went to some jewelry shop or bought a new Harley? Or was this a trip to the Bahamas?


2 posted on 03/28/2014 4:10:00 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: lbryce
I am so happy all over more than anywhere else.
I dispise Dingy Harry almost as much as Da ZERO.
3 posted on 03/28/2014 4:10:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (After 5 Yrs of ZERO I need one bourbon, one scotch and One beer. Me and George Thorogood.and the SS)
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To: lbryce

We are all thrilled as well. Nothing will come of this nonstory.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 4:12:00 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: pepsionice

“$16k for holiday gifts?”

makes me sick they’re even afraid to say Christmas...but I digress


5 posted on 03/28/2014 4:12:49 AM PDT by willywill
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To: lbryce

And HOW did Nevada based foundations give money to her company in NEW YORK??? hmmmmm


6 posted on 03/28/2014 4:13:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lbryce

Did you notice that he, in a way, tried to shift the bad behavior and responsibility to his grand daughter?

Typical vermin Reid is.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 4:14:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: lbryce

An example needs to be made here but the feckless spineless GOP will do nothing and he will go free


8 posted on 03/28/2014 4:16:41 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: dforest

Jesse Jackson Jr. went to prison for the same crime. Dingy Harry, not so much. This proves, once again, that white Democrats are racist. Why isn’t Je$$e speaking out?


9 posted on 03/28/2014 4:18:38 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: lbryce

Reid is as slimey as one can be. He has made millions during his term in Congress. Every dollar should be probed.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 4:23:09 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: lbryce

The problem is that our morals have decayed so far in this country, nobody even cares. Theft and corruption are shrugged off almost like it’s “expected.” Not only will Reid face NO consequences, the granddaughter will be elected to congress one day as well.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 4:24:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: lbryce

This is beginning to look like events that led to the resignation of Speaker of the House, Jim Wright, D-TX.

Now all we need is a senator who will latch onto it and work it as well as Newt Gingrich did.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 4:25:46 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: lbryce
I wish people would leave Harry Reid's granddaughter alone!

She's just a grown adult who knowingly took campaign funds illegally so she could buy a theater and pretend to be an artist in New York!

Why are all these vultures criticizing her for what may turn out to be just an obscure federal felony?

13 posted on 03/28/2014 4:27:44 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: lbryce

The campaign was reimbursed...... no harm no foul.

Always remember....... the Democrat Party is a Criminal enterprise. The party exists first and foremost to steal money


14 posted on 03/28/2014 4:32:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: DeaconRed

It will take more than that to get rid of Harry but at least they are on the right track. I would like to see them dig harder on his alleged mob connections and produce some really good proof of collusion with them that shows who he really is. The American People can smell the stench on him, Pelosi, and the other traitors in our administration who dare call us traitors while they are ommitting acts of treason and trying to usurp the Constitution and remove our rights. These are the very days the Bible refers to:

Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


15 posted on 03/28/2014 4:33:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lbryce

Yet, former VA Gov. McDonnell is facing trial for something more benign than this. What Reid has done is broken the law... think he’ll face indictment? Yeah, right.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 4:35:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Ann Archy

> And HOW did Nevada based foundations give money to her company in NEW YORK??? hmmmmm

Its starting to look like ole Harry might be using family members as money laundering conduits or as a means to circumvent FEC laws


17 posted on 03/28/2014 4:35:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

DUH!! He’s as crooked as they come!!


18 posted on 03/28/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jsanders2001

Note to Congress Critters.......Keep the heat on and get after it, Reid is one of the most twisted crooks in Washington. Time for Dingy Harry to be sent packing, for prison.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 4:42:52 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: lbryce

He’s probably been doing this for many, many, many years.
He should go to jail.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: lbryce

Frog march him like Pat Cannon!


21 posted on 03/28/2014 4:51:15 AM PDT by struggle
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To: lbryce

Reid knows the endgame, so why worry? Holder’s DOJ won’t do a damn thing, even if the FEC refers the case for prosecution and plenty of evidence.

Senate won’t do a thing unless the GOP takes the majority and that’s 50/50. Even then, the Senate may do something, but DOJ won’t.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 4:54:13 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: lbryce

Bottom feeders vote for people like Reid.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 5:28:06 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WildWeasel

Harry Reid is detested even in the Senate within his own Party. They see him as a anchor around their neck in the upcoming two Election Cycles.

Don’t be suprised after a few more Mental moments in the Well of the Senate he doesn’t suddenly decide his health needs some time away from the Senate.

Then Dicky Durbin will take over...With his sidekick Chuckles Schumer.

Don’t forget, John McLoser is BFF with Dicky. They both would stick the knife in Reid’s ribs if they thought they would benefit politically.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 5:32:38 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

I have never heard a democrat say a bad word about Harry Reid, ever. I live in one of the most democrat states in the U.S.

The amazing thing about this story is that Harry Reid has plenty of money and could have given his granddaughter gifts from his own personnel funds. This story just shows how corrupt and greedy Harry really is.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 5:55:22 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: pepsionice

They were discussing this on Hannity last night. They said the average price of a piece of Reid’s granddaughter’s jewelry is $70, so for almost $17k, that’s about 240 gifts, which they mentioned was a lot of gifts!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 5:59:47 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: lbryce
And. So. As if anything will actually be done. It's the same as Moo & Co. gallivanting around the world on other people's dollars. They're above the law.
27 posted on 03/28/2014 6:16:40 AM PDT by bgill
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To: lbryce

Well here is hoping it pulls him down and out, so many rats falling down, spring is coming, time to clean the house and air it out I say.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:04 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: bgill

Harry Reid has not paid Gift Taxes for the past 10 Years I heard.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: lbryce

Harry Reid: “I have heard that I am under investigation from the Republican FBI. Of course, this is the first I’ve heard about it, when I read it in the newspaper. I think the real question is, why are Republicans opposing Obamacare, which is the crown jewel in American life today. Every single person loves Obamacare, I have never heard of anyone who doesn’t — and anyone who claims they hate it, is lying. And racist. Republicans — when they are not starting a nuclear war with Russia — are racist and sexist too. They hate Obama because of his skin color, and Hillary because she has a coochie. If Republicans would stop obsessing on their War on Women and their KKK-inspired desire to turn back the clock and make black slavery legal again, we could get something good done for America. I would suggest that we focus on Global Warming and what we can do to get rid of the American / Republican obsession with the car, rather than waste time on something silly they thought up to smear me.”


30 posted on 03/28/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: lbryce

“Show me the jewelry”


31 posted on 03/28/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: lbryce

“Yer all LIARS!”, sez Harry “Show Me The Jewelry” Reid.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:35 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: lbryce

Now if they can find out how he obtained his ten million?.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 6:50:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: lbryce

Anyone know how old this granddaughter is?


34 posted on 03/28/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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To: Progov
"Note to Congress Critters"

Note to GOP leadership! Or are you frightened it would bounce back on you for doing the same thing.

35 posted on 03/28/2014 10:27:41 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: pepsionice

I think the idea is that he bought jewelry from her, which he gave as gits.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 12:49:09 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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