On Wednesday, Utah prosecutor Trey Rawlings confirmed in a statement that he has been investigating the role Senate Minority Leader and Nevada Democrat Harry Reid played in an alleged pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorney generals.
Reid reportedly fired back by accusing Rawlings of trying “to generate attention to himself and advance his political career,” but the prosecutor was not deterred.
“I have no political career,” Rawlings responded via The Washington Times. “This is not a PR game.”
According to the Associated Press, the year-long investigation revolved around former Utah Attorney Generals John Shurtleff and John Swallow, both of whom allegedly traded favors with business owners who were in trouble with state and federal regulators.
The concern was that Reid may have played a role in these transactions, though to what extent remained unknown.
“To simply ignore and run from what has been presented by multiple witnesses and sources … would mean I am either intentionally blind, or overly worried,” Rawlings wrote in his statement.
The investigation into Reid reportedly began a year ago but was initially blocked by President Barack Hussein Obama’s Justice Department.
Rawlings wasn’t deterred then, either.
“It is not up to the DOJ to tell me who can and who cannot be investigated and what evidence is relevant and material to a state case,” he explained.
It sounds like prosecutor Trey Rawlings is a very serious man who means business — and who will not allow cronies of any kind to interfere with what appears to be a legitimate investigation.
Whether or not this investigation will eventually lead to an indictment of Reid remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: This corrupt senator must be shaking in his dingy boots right now.