Utah lawmakers discussing possible AG impeachment

Utah Attorney General John Swallow as Utah Gov. Gary Herbert delivers the State of the State speech to the Utah State Legislature on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Pool)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Republican legislators are meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the possibility of impeaching Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

Swallow has been dogged by bribery and misconduct allegations starting shortly after he assumed office in January.

He’s the subject of a federal investigation and complaints filed with the Utah State Bar and the elections office.

Swallow has denied wrongdoing in any of the cases.

His personal attorneys have told lawmakers that any impeachment proceedings would be unjustified and based on “innuendo and unsupported allegations in the press from indicted and convicted felons.”

House Republicans have scheduled a three-hour meeting Wednesday to explore options available to lawmakers to handle the controversies.

Two of those lawmakers have already publicly called for Swallow to resign.

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