Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings confirmed that he is investigating U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid based on evidence he has come across in prosecuting former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.
In a response to questions this week, Rawlings in a prepared statement said he's looking into Reid and others based on the overlap in facts and witnesses in the Shurtleff case. Shurtleff himself reported what he felt may be potential crimes, Rawlings said.
The direction of the evidence investigators have accumulated demands a thorough vetting by someone with authority do to it, he said, adding that Reid and Shurtleff are presumed innocent and may in fact be innocent.
"However, to simply ignore and run from what has been presented by multiple witnesses and sources, and the potential impact on the Mark L. Shurtleff case, would mean I am either intentionally blind or overly worried," Rawlings said.
Reid's office basically says Rawlings is grandstanding.