Attorney General defends himself against data deleting allegations

Posted at 7:31 PM, Nov 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-07 21:31:56-05

Attorney General John Swallow says he has done nothing unethical, and he is not aware of any important data being intentionally deleted from his work or personal computers, despite allegations from the attorney for the investigative committee of the State House of Representatives.

In an interview with FOX 13 News, Swallow fired back at the committee, saying they are likely to buckle to political pressure to justify money spent on the investigation.

"I'm not talking partisan politics, I'm talking about politics. I'm talking about trying to justify why they have spent this money and feeling like they have to find something bad. They can't clear me, they can't exonerate me because they've spent too much money. That to me is corruption," Swallow said.

But the chair of the committee investigating Swallow, Taylorsville Republican Jim Dunnigan says it's his job to find facts.

"If we put forth the resources and we determine there is no factual basis for the allegations then we will have done our job," Dunnigan said.