Harry Reid Contributor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Posted: Oct 01, 2013 4:30 PM

Today, a big Harry Reid supporter -- who funneled more than $130,000 to Reid in 2007 -- was sentenced to two years in prison for campaign finance violations. Harvey Whittemore, a lobbyist and developer, used "straw donors" to contribute to Reid's campaign.

Of course, Reid claims that he knew nothing about all the wrongdoing. Of course, that's what he always says.

When a businessman was indicted earlier this year, claiming that Utah's Attorney General helped broker a deal in 2010 in which the businessman believed he was to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation go away, Reid's office just declined to comment.

Shady land deal? Nah, just Reid working for the good of his constituents.

Conflicts of interest surrounding Reid's dealings in green energy? Nothing to see here, folks.

Family members lobbying Reid for their clients? Don't worry about it -- after being exposed by the Los Angeles Times, Reid stopped it.

Free tickets to boxing matches? Not a problem.

So given Reid's history, it's perfectly understandable that, of course, he knew nothing -- nothing! -- about the dirty dealings on his campaign's behalf.

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