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AG Masto’s Conflicts ‘R Us

Following up on our story yesterday about the husband of Democrat Attorney General Catherine Masto hosting a fundraiser for a candidate running against Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki just four days before the AG’s trumped-up case against Krolicki is scheduled to begin in court, a Nevada News & Views reader writes:

“It gets even better. Paul Masto not only is the husband of Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto, but also has a license with the Private Investigators Licensing Board, under the Attorney General’s office, to run an investigative company. Plus he is the former Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas office of the United States Secret Service. Put that in your coffee and think about it for a few minutes.”

Indeed. Conflicts ‘R Us or what?

And in yet another interesting twist, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Ed Vogel reports this morning that Masto said yesterday “she would consider ‘stepping out’ of the prosecution of Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki if his lawyers expressed concerns over her husband holding a fundraiser for a Democrat seeking his job.”

A meeting of the parties’ lawyers is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas to discuss the development today.

Unbelievably, Vogel also reports that “Cortez Masto said that until she was contacted by the Review-Journal (on Monday), she had been unaware that her husband, Paul, would be hosting a fundraising party for Robert S. Randazzo, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, in Las Vegas on Dec. 10.”

Oh, puh-lease.

But stretching credulity WAY beyond the breaking point, Randazzo’s campaign manager, Ronnie Council, actually told Vogel she didn’t know about Krolicki’s December 14th court date.

If that’s true, and you can bet the farm it ain’t, Randazzo has no business being paid to run political campaigns. I mean, you’re a campaign manager and don’t know your opponent has been indicted and when his court date is? What idiot would believe that in a hundred years?

Probably the same idiots who believe ObamaCare isn’t going to raise the national deficit.