Senator Harry Reid’s personal body guard roughed up reporter/author Jason Mattera after Jason asked Senator Reid how he accumulated so much wealth as a “public servant”.
Democrat Harry Reid, Senate majority leader and chief protagonist of the Republican party refused to answer questions about how he amassed a fortune of almost $6 million dollars as an elected government employee. Harry,who came from a low income family, and a man who constantly bashes those in the private sector for earning to much money became a multimillionaire after being elected as a US Senator. Jason Mattera, a reporter/author made the mistake of asking Harry how he did that.
Reid’s body guard defended the senator from this line of questions and attacked Jason, slamming him into a wall while Senator Harry Reid silently slunk away.
So, just how does a public servant like Senator Reid become wealthy? Harry ain’t saying. He won’t even allow his constituents to see his personal tax returns.
Harry was not raised with a silver spoon in his mouth. He worked his way through law school and has worked all but two years of his life feeding at the government trough.
Today Harry makes $193,400.00 each year as a “public servant”. He lives in the ritzy Ritz Carlton and he has managed to amass between $3 and $6 million dollars in net worth, that we know of. Lets do a little digging to see if there are any way for a US Senator to accumulate that kind of wealth. Fortunately or unfortunately, we don’t have to dig far to understand how it could be possible. Reuters reported just two years ago a story that could have added a lot of money to the Reid family fortune.
The Chinese company ENN Energy Group, one of the largest energy company’s in the world, wants to build a $5 billion solar farm in Nevada. Senator Harry’s son Rory Reid works for ENN and is representing ENN in the purchase of the Nevada land. Some of the land ENN wants to use is federal land. They want to build a solar farm and a solar panel building plant in the southern Nevada desert.
Rory Reid, the former Clark County Commission Chairman, and present employee of ENN, persuaded the commission to sell 9000 acres to ENN at a price well below the appraised value. But the land had two problems, Cliven Bundy and the desert tortoise.
In an article for The Blaze, Dana Loesch reported “Harry Reid pressured the BLM to change the tortoise’s protected zone to accommodate developer Harvey Whittemore, one of the Democrat’s top donors.” This is the same Whittemore that was convicted in May 2013 of making illegal campaign contributions to Harry. Story at: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/crime/2014/06/05/judge-orders-whittemore-prison-aug/10041931/
The Reno Gazette-Journal! Harry is having problems along those lines himself, since he misappropriated campaign funds and illegally used the money to give to a family member. For Whittemore it was a felony, for Harry, not a problem so far.
Senator Reid, using some questionable methods made $700,000 on the sale of land purchased in 1998. He was able to profit from this land deal by working with Attorney Jay Brown, who is suspected of being involved in organized crime. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-11-reid_x.htm
Three years later Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, controlled by Brown. When the company sold in 2004, it netted Reid a profit of $700,000.