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By FITSNews || S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley and FITSNews’ editor Will Folks exchanged over 700 phone calls during the past three years – most of them during the time that Folks admitted engaging in an “inappropriate physical relationship” with the front-running Republican gubernatorial candidate.

Folks released nearly 1,000 pages of phone records to local reporters on Thursday, without comment.

On its own, the massive volume of calls doesn’t prove that an affair took place – particularly seeing as Folks worked with Haley for a brief time during some of the high frequency calling periods.  In fact, as Haley campaign manager Tim Pearson told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper Thursday, “of course they spoke on the phone.”

But what’s raising eyebrows across the state isn’t necessarily the number of phone calls (although more than 700 calls seems like an awfully high number given Haley’s recent claim that she “barely knew” Folks), it is the time – and the length – of dozens of late night calls.

Here, for example are several of the late night calls uncovered from Folks’ phone records:

2/7/07 – 10:06 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
2/7/07 – 10:19 PM – 13 minutes -incoming
3/14/07 – 10:41 PM – 31 minutes – incoming
3/20/07 – 11:39 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
4/10/07 – 11:15 PM – 19 minutes (Bluffton) incoming
5/23/07 – 10:54 PM – 31 minutes – incoming
5/24/07 – 11:07 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
5/26/07 – 11:47 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
6/2/07 – 10:14 PM – 43 minutes – (Myrtle Beach) outgoing
6/18/07 – 11:18 PM – 58 minutes – outgoing
7/07/07 – 10:08 PM – 60 minutes – incoming
7/09/07 – 12:01 AM – 77 minutes – outgoing
7/27/07 – 10:22 PM – 13 minutes – (Myrtle Beach) outgoing
7/30/07 – 10:27 PM – 79 minutes – (DC) – outgoing
7/31/07 – 10:10 PM – 62 minutes – outgoing
8/7/07 – 10:19 PM – 180 minutes – incoming
8/9/07 – 10:47 PM – 79 minutes – incoming
8/20/07 – 9:58 PM – 73 minutes – incoming
8/25/07 – 2:24 AM – 146 minutes – incoming
8/26/07 – 9:53 PM – 63 minutes – outgoing
8/27/07 – 9:59 PM – 72 minutes – outgoing
8/27/07 – 11:12 PM – 2 minutes – outgoing
8/27/07 – 11:13 PM – 20 minutes – incoming
8/28/07 – 10:05 PM – 40 minutes – incoming
8/30/07 – 9:28 PM – 133 minutes – incoming
9/20/07 – 11:28 PM – 207 minutes – outgoing
10/2/07 – 11:14 PM – 45 minutes – outgoing
10/8/07 – 12:00 AM – 40 minutes – incoming
10/9/07 – 10:07 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
10/9/07 – 11:04 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
10/17/07 – 10:48 PM – 19 minutes – incoming
10/17/07 – 11:19 PM – 67 minutes – outgoing
10/23/07 – 11:50 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
1/15/08 – 11:31 pm – 72 minutes – incoming
2/25/08 – 10:43 PM – 7 min – outgoing
12/2/08 – 10:25 PM – 2 minutes – outgoing
12/2/08 – 11:20 PM – 1 minute – outgoing
12/2/08 – 11:22 PM – 16 minutes – outgoing
11/24/09 – 11:07 PM – 16 minutes – incoming

In addition to the phone logs, Folks has released nearly 100 text messages – most of them between himself and Haley campaign manager Tim Pearson – which document his version of the events that led him to preemptively acknowledge the relationship.

“I did not ask for this fight,” Folks reiterated Friday.  “In fact, I worked with Nikki’s campaign at every step of this process to prevent this information from coming out – a claim which I have extensively documented.”

Additional documentation has yet to be released, he adds.

Haley, meanwhile, has refused to release her legislative emails – citing a legislative exemption from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  Ironically, Haley  has built her gubernatorial campaign on the notion of transparency in government.