May 10, 2017 Press Releases

Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Literally Runs Away from Reporter Asking Questions About His Ethics Scandal


by Nevada Democrats

Laxalt: “Visitors can’t come back here.”


Carson City, NV – Earlier today, an affidavit revealed that the most partisan and unethical Attorney General in Nevada history Adam Laxalt inappropriately tried to pressure the state’s Gaming Control Board Chairman to intervene in a court case to help out his biggest campaign donor, Sheldon Adelson. The gaming regulator was so “shocked and in disbelief” at Laxalt’s actions that he secretly recorded the conversation and turned over the tape to the FBI.

Laxalt, engulfed in a major ethics scandal and terrified of answering any questions, is now literally running from reporters.

According to video footage obtained by The Nevada Independent, Laxalt walked through the doorway while saying, “Visitors can’t come back here.”

The Nevada Independent: Laxalt dodges questions after affidavit alleging he attempted to persuade gaming regulator to assist Adelson

MAY 10TH, 2017 - 1:36PM
By Michelle Rindels, Megan Messerly and Jackie Valley

Attorney General Adam Laxalt is dodging questions after an affidavit revealed urgent requests he made to the state’s top gaming regulator to intervene in a court case on behalf of his biggest campaign donor, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

Laxalt, an unannounced Republican candidate for governor, did not answer questions from a Nevada Independent reporter as he left a meeting of the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. He had issued a statement a day earlier criticizing Democrats for seeking a legislative hearing on his 2016 encounter with Gaming Control Board Chief A.G. Burnett, who secretly recorded their exchange because he said he felt Laxalt’s conduct was unsettling.

“We look forward to exposing this for what it is: a political attack designed to distract from the Democrats’ radical agenda that harms Nevada’s working families,” Laxalt said.

The reporter followed Laxalt, who left the meeting on his cell phone, into an elevator with a spokeswoman. He then ducked into an employee-only portion of the government building, declining to answer questions from the reporter regarding the urgency of his desire to meet with Burnett and whether he was upset the gaming regulator recorded their coffee-shop conversation.

“Visitors can’t come back here,” Laxalt said, walking through the doorway. “Thanks so much. Appreciate it.”

(The Nevada Independent has followed up with Laxalt’s spokeswoman, asking a series of questions raised in the affidavit. We will update the story if she replies.)

Read the full story: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/laxalt-dodges-questions-after-affidavit-alleging-he-attempted-to-persuade-gaming-regulator-to-assist-adelson

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