Saturday, July 20, 2013

John Swallow News Roundup - Episode XXXV: Getting The Show On The Road

Let's pull up our Barclaloungers and break out the Orville Redenbachers, folks!

As the long-awaited House investigation finally moves forward, (despite a few possible remaining hiccups) here's the latest news on the John Swallow Three-ring circus, via the Deseret News, the Standard and the Tribune:

Coming to a legislature
near you
"The St. George attorney and legislator tapped to head the special House committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow has links in several lawsuits to Jeremy Johnson, the businessman at the center of the controversy engulfing the state’s top cop. Rep. V. Lowry Snow said Thursday he doesn’t believe his role in the cases would impede his objectivity, but he plans to meet with House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, and is willing to step down if she believes it creates a conflict of interest":
"The nine-member [investigative] committee composed of part-time legislators could face a host of obstacles, from scheduling meetings to dealing with reluctant witnesses and extracting information from other criminal or civil investigations":
"Legislative leaders continue to insist most of the meetings of a special committee investigating the alleged wrongdoings of Attorney John Swallow will be held in the open. Their assurances come despite a bill approved this week adjusting some of the rules of the Government Records Access and Management Act and some amendments to the Open Meetings Law":
Let's pull up our Barclaloungers and break out the Orville Redenbachers, folks!

Update 7/20/13 10:25 a.m.:  Added bonus via the Trib's inimitable Pat Bagley:

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