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Nevada lawmakers release clandestine tape before AG inquiry

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Attorney General Adam Laxalt is shown in an undated image. (File) Attorney General Adam Laxalt is shown in an undated image. (File)
CARSON CITY, NV (AP) -

Attorney General Adam Laxalt is preparing to make his case against assertions he attempted to use his office to the benefit of a wealthy business magnate and political benefactor.

Nevada lawmakers released an audio recording at the center of the high-profile inquiry hours ahead of a Wednesday evening hearing.

It relays a conversation with Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett. In it, Laxalt requests Burnett intervene in a casino lawsuit with a legal opinion that would likely have favored GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

Democrats suggest Laxalt was doing the bidding of Adelson, who bankrolled his run for attorney general.

Laxalt is considered a Republican front-runner for governor in 2018.

Democrats called the hearing to probe Laxalt and consider legislation stripping his office from legally representing the Gaming Control Board.

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