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Reid Misuse Of Campaign Funds Twice 1st Report

Meanwhile, we also have this update on his latest mis-use of campaign funds, via our friends at NewsMax:

Probe Uncovers More Reid ‘Slush Fund’ Payments to Granddaughter

By Drew MacKenzie | March 27, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at the center of a growing political controversy after it was revealed Thursday that more payments from his campaign funds had been made to his granddaughter than previously reported.

The Nevada Democrat promised earlier this week to reimburse $16,787 his campaign gave to Ryan Elisabeth Reid in 2013 for what was described as payments for “holiday gifts.” Those payments were reportedly made to purchase items from Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who has her own line of jewelry. Reid defended the payments, saying they complied with Federal Election Commission standards that allow the purchase of goods from relatives if those goods are sold at fair market value.

Which is itself a lie. The FCC standards are about gifts of ‘nominal value.’

Jahan Wilcox, a Republican National Committee spokesman, decried Harry Reid’s use of campaign monies as a "personal slush fund."

Things got worse for Reid when the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that federal disclosures show the campaign paid another $14,481 to Reid’s granddaughter in 2012, bringing to $31,268 the total paid to Ryan Elisabeth in 2012 and 2013 to purchase gifts for Reid’s support staff.

So the amount is actually double what was first reported. And yet our mainstream media guardians will ignore this development. Just like they would if Reid were a high ranking Republican.

Reid told the newspaper that 23-year-old Ryan has been the target of "harassing" phone calls and “negative unwanted attention on the Internet.” In a statement, Reid said, "This has gone too far and it needs to stop now. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough…

Harry Reid always finds a way to play the victim. After all, we know how careful Harry Reid is about never attacking people.

Ryan, the daughter of former Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, designs jewelry and a gift line and is also the creative director of a New York theater company…

In fact, here is Ms. Reid’s bio, via the Brooklyn Arts Council:

Ryan Elisabeth Reid is a writer, designer, theatre director and advocate for the elderly

Ms. Reid is the founder and Artistic Director of Sprat Theatre Company. She wrote and directed Sprat’s premiere work “One Day in the Life of Henri Shnuffle”, an immersive theatre performance about one day in the life of an elderly man"Henri" will be traveling to Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2014.

Ms. Reid is also heading up a music therapy program in the Dementia Unit at Isabella Geriatric Center, Manhattan and does consulting regarding elder care, outreach and programming.

Doesn’t charity begin at home?

Ms. Reid has been a costume designer for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a co-designer of Tim Bavington’s sculpture “Pipe Dream” in Symphony Park and an exhibitor at POOL Tradeshow for her jewelry line Ryan Elisabeth…

Sprat Theatre Company is supported by funds from Clinton Global Initiative, Caesar’s Foundation, NV Energy Foundation, and individual donors.

Gee, what an interesting group of people to be funding a tiny off off off off Broadway theater.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 28th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Reid Misuse Of Campaign Funds Twice 1st Report”

  1. dasher says:

    I’m on the kid’s side here – I’d like to think she’s saying “ah, thanks but no thanks Grandpa” from now on.



  2. Right of the People says:

    >>> Ms. Reid is also heading up a music therapy program in the Dementia Unit at Isabella Geriatric Center, Manhattan and does consulting regarding elder care, outreach and programming.<<<

    Sounds like her gramps might be needing the center she supports help.

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