Reid Used Campaign Funds to Buy Jewelery from Granddaughter for Donors, Koch Bros to Blame

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This is small potatoes considering the abuses that Harry Reid has carried out on behalf of his lobbyist sons.

“Harry Reid is in a class by himself. One of his sons and his son-in-law lobby in Washington for companies, trade groups and municipalities seeking Reid’s help in the Senate. A second son has lobbied in Nevada for some of those same interests, and a third has represented a couple of them as a litigator.

In the last four years alone, their firms have collected more than $2 million in lobbying fees from special interests that were represented by the kids and helped by the senator in Washington. Apparently such activities are not illegal. They should be. Harry Reid has four sons who all work for Nevada’s largest law firm, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins. All of them have benefited by Reid.”

That comes from right-wing news outlet, the Los Angeles Times. This stuff is small by Reid’s standards but at least a new generation of the Reid Crime Family is moving up the line.

The Federal Election Commission has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s campaign, asking for more information on why he listed an expenditure of more than $16,000 in “holiday gifts.”

The gifts, I have learned, were purchased from his granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who is a jewelry vendor in Berkeley, CA. The gifts were later passed on to donors and supporters, a Reid spokeswoman told me.

Reid has previously been asked to explain holiday gifts to his Ritz Carlton doorman by the FEC. But in the letter from the FEC sent last week, the agency wants to know what payments of $11,370 and $5,416 were.

Reid has now promised to pay back the $16K. But I wonder how many of these things you have to buy to spend $16K and just who determined what market value was for Reid’s collage lockets?

  • john spielman

    Harry Reid, aka Harry the swindler, aka Harry the liar, aka Harry “the caught with my hand in the cookie jar” is in trouble now!

  • UCSPanther

    So if I am a left-wing politician and I get caught skimming off the top to line my pocket, I can just blame *insert right-wing boogeyman here* and get away scott-free!

    Brilliant!

    Note: sarcasm.

  • darnellecheri

    I’d defect to the other side if I received a butt-ugly piece of jewelry like that.

  • george kaplan

    “Break glass if you need a match”