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WILLIAM R. FOLKS III
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2010
Following through on his public statement from two weeks ago, Will Folks – founding editor of FITSNews.com and President and Chief Executive Officer of Viewpolitik, LLC – today responded to a request from the group S.C. Conservatives for Truth in Politics (TIP) by providing a signed, sworn affidavit attesting to a sampling of details from his relationship with GOP gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley.
“This particular affidavit was prepared in response to a specific request from a political organization,” Folks said. “By no means does it represent the extent of what I know, what I have documented or what will ultimately be released.”
Below is the letter that Folks sent to former SCGOP First Vice Chairman Cyndi Mosteller, the leader of TIP.
October 12, 2010
via electronic mail
I am in receipt of your letter dated October 4, 2010 and your subsequent email dated October 7, 2010 (included below this correspondence) and have recently had the opportunity to discuss both communications with my attorneys.
While at this time I am respectfully declining to “make public any additional pertinent information” regarding my prior relationship with Rep. Nikki Haley, I have determined that your request for the production of a “signed and sworn affidavit” attesting to the veracity of my previous public comments is reasonable.
Although my public comments were made under duress, they were truthful. Accordingly, I have no compunction whatsoever in affixing my signature to their veracity having been duly sworn by a person directed or permitted by law to administer such an oath. In fact, if you would like to inform me of a time in the future when you might be available to collect a copy of this affidavit personally, I will make it available to you at the appointed time.
As you may know, I have documented via the release of independently-confirmed text messages my reasons for acknowledging the truth about my relationship with Rep. Haley.
As these messages prove, I did not ask for this scandal. When it arrived on my doorstep, however, I acted in a manner that I believed to be in the best interest of my family. I will continue to make decisions on that basis moving forward.
I will also continue to tell the truth.
Founding Editor, FITSNews.com
WEB EXTRA: FOLKS’ AFFIDAVIT