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Harry Reid Out the Door One Step Ahead of the Posse?

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

One of the great mysteries of Washington is how did such a thoroughly unpleasant human being as the Senate’s Democratic Leader Harry Reid rise to such heights and accumulate so much power?

It’s certainly not his ingratiating personality or oratorical skills, so much of the speculation on how Harry Reid has survived and prospered has centered on allegations of corruption, pay-to-play and insider dealing.

Now in a hard-hitting pair of articles on Breitbart our friend Michael Patrict Leahy has peeled back much of the secrecy surrounding Harry Reid’s empire.

And it confirms much of what we and other observers have long-suspected about Reid.

“I think Harry Reid’s getting out of town ahead of the posse,” former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova told Breitbart News.

In an exclusive interview, former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, told Breitbart News there is enough public evidence to launch a criminal investigation of Reid.

“Here’s the issue,” explained diGenova. “Because his son was involved representing the SLS Casino and Hotel that sought the expedited EB-5 visa processing from the Department of Homeland Security, and because Harry Reid intervened personally, there is obviously the appearance of impropriety here.”

“The Senate Ethics Committee, if it examines this independently, would see this as an instance of Reid ‘bringing reproach upon the Senate.’”

“But there is also the issue of criminal conduct. This requires further investigation,” diGenova says.

Earlier in the week, the Department of Homeland Security’s [DHS] Inspector General issued a scathing report that concluded “Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through 230 EB-5 foreign visa applications, thereby freeing up $115 million the applicants invested in the SLS Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas [SLS].”

In his articles for Breitbart Michael Patrick Leahy reported that “the owner of that casino project had hired Reid’s son, Rory Reid, to provide legal representation for the project.” The younger Reid represented SLS during 2012 and 2013, the same time his father intervened in the DHS EB-5 foreign visa application process on behalf of SLS.

Now recall almost exactly a year ago our friends at NewsMax broke the story that then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, represented a giant Chinese energy firm, ENN Energy Group that wanted to use federal land, grazed by the Cliven Bundy family, as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert.

The revelations in Greg Richter’s NewsMax article began to spark speculation in the darker reaches of the internet that the Bureau of Land Management’s attack on the Bundy Family ranch was little more than a government sanctioned hit on Cliven Bundy and his family.

In addition to representing ENN Energy Group, Rory Reid also happens to be the former chairman of the Clark County (Nevada) Commission who persuaded the commission to sell 9,000 acres of county land to ENN on the promise it would provide jobs for the area. Reuters reported back in 2012 that part of the land ENN wants to use was purchased from Clark County at well below appraised value.

In addition to the county acreage, the federal Bureau of Land Management at one time was looking at BLM property under dispute with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM is headed by former Harry Reid senior policy adviser Neil Kornz.

Got that? Neil Kornz, the government bureaucrat who sent armed thugs to provoke a potentially deadly confrontation with the Bundy family is a Harry Reid crony.

This same Neil Kornz is of course also in a position to ink a sweetheart deal with Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group if and when the Bundy family is off the land in question.

After the BLM backed down from its planned assault on the Bundys Reid told Reno's KRNV TV, "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over.”

The facts that are being slowly brought to light about the role of Harry Reid, his son Rory and their political and financial connections to Neil Kornz and the federal government’s decision making in the Bundy Ranch controversy and the insider brokering of EB-5 visas show the depth of the legalized corruption that Washington’s ruling elite have built into the system.

Leahy reports the non-profit group Cause of Action called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. Citing the specific federal statutes that were violated, the group said Reid “participat[ed] in unlawful political activity, possible coercion and fraud related to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.”

“I would open a grand jury on this in a New York minute,” diGenova says and we agree, but we wouldn’t limit it to “unlawful political activity, possible coercion and fraud related to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.”

The abuses of Rory Reid using his father’s power as an enforcement tool on behalf of his lobbying clients appears to go much deeper than the EB-5 visa program and this pattern of apparent corruption should be followed wherever the facts lead.

For more on Harry Reid's practices and their potential for a corruption indictment see Michael Patrick Leahy's articles through this link.

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EB-5 Visas

So, I'm to beleive that the EB-5 visas are OK ? Such "Investment" visas look more to me like legalizing buying one's way into America. And, i beleive the problem with "legal" immigration is a very serious matter that is being allowed to stay under the radar. Harry may have calculated that he and his son could get away with this scam because the Republicans have been doing this for a long time. The GOP even campaigns on providing more and more such and similar "legal" immigration. I suspect that "legal" immigration is being used as a quid-pro-quo for US corporations to facilitate permitting and acquisition requests to build more and more manufacturing plants in countries such as Communist China, India, Mexico, Indonesia, etc., etc., etc., The largest block of visas are being issued to people from Communist China and India, the same two countries to which we are permitting our manufacturers to move their factories (and jobs) to. Now, we are even receiving many "legal" immigrants from Saudi Arabia, the country that attacked us on Sept. 11, 2001 with their "legal" immigrants. The problem of 11 million illegals here now pales to insignaficance in comparrison to the hundreds of million jobs which have been exported to foreign lands. Yet, no-one is looking into this. Instead, pressure on the illegals here now remains high. The GOP is making us look like a laughing stock.
It's as if the pressure on the illegals here now is intended as a diversion to keep us from investigating the damage that 'legal' immigration is causing us.
It's long past time to start investigating the relationship of "legal" immigration with the ongoing de-industrialization of America.
BTW, it's now been over 14 years, (not weeks, or months) but YEARS since the attacks of 9/11/01 and we're still debating border security? Who's kidding whom ? !