A Look at Harry Reid’s Finances

Since he has so much to say about Mitt Romney’s

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likes to opine on things he really doesn’t understand or care to understand. He will say anything to keep his cushy seat as a member of the Ruling Political Elite. And since attacking Mitt Romney’s character is more convenient than telling the truth, that’s exactly the road Harry Reid and his friends choose to take.

Well, luckily, someone out there is still interested in actual journalism.

In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years. –National Review


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