Skip to comments.Probe Uncovers More Reid 'Slush Fund' Payments to Granddaughter
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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$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?
We are all thrilled as well. Nothing will come of this nonstory.
“$16k for holiday gifts?”
makes me sick they’re even afraid to say Christmas...but I digress
And HOW did Nevada based foundations give money to her company in NEW YORK??? hmmmmm
Did you notice that he, in a way, tried to shift the bad behavior and responsibility to his grand daughter?
Typical vermin Reid is.
An example needs to be made here but the feckless spineless GOP will do nothing and he will go free
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?
Reid is as slimey as one can be. He has made millions during his term in Congress. Every dollar should be probed.
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.
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.
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?
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
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:
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!
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.
> 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
DUH!! He’s as crooked as they come!!
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.
He’s probably been doing this for many, many, many years.
He should go to jail.
Frog march him like Pat Cannon!
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.
Bottom feeders vote for people like Reid.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Harry Reid has not paid Gift Taxes for the past 10 Years I heard.
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.”
“Show me the jewelry”
“Yer all LIARS!”, sez Harry “Show Me The Jewelry” Reid.
Now if they can find out how he obtained his ten million?.
Anyone know how old this granddaughter is?
Note to GOP leadership! Or are you frightened it would bounce back on you for doing the same thing.
I think the idea is that he bought jewelry from her, which he gave as gits.