As we wrote in a previous “Moonbat” segment, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn’t personally owned the property for three years. (Full Story)
OpinionJournal’s Political Diary reports:
Harry Reid has put down a $25,000 retainer to hire a most unusual lawyer to represent him amid questions raised by an Associated Press story concerning the Majority Leader’s $700,000 profit on a parcel of Las Vegas real estate after it was rezoned. The AP reported that Mr. Reid had not disclosed the transaction on his financial disclosure forms, a charge Mr. Reid vigorously denies.
Marty Singer is known as Hollywood’s Uberlitigator and a take-no-prisoners libel lawyer. He has represented Britney Spears, Bruce Willis and, most famously, Arnold Schwarzenegger in aggressively combating negative media stories. In 2001, Premiere Magazine ran an infamous profile of Mr. Schwarzenegger accusing him of moral turpitude and sexual harassment. A flurry of threatening letters from Mr. Singer wound up cowing most media outlets from pursuing similar stories until just a few days before the 2003 recall election. Then, a Los Angeles Times exposé looked as if it was part of a last-minute political attack, and Mr. Schwarzenegger went on to win the recall election easily.
The hiring of Mr. Singer is the surest indication yet that the Associated Press story has had an impact on Mr. Reid and that he plans to pursue his complaint with the AP aggressively. Watch for some legal fireworks soon.
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