CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE STRUCK DOWN HIS OWN GRAND JURY …
The big story in South Carolina politics this week is circuit court judge Casey Manning’s hugely controversial decision to shut down a grand jury investigation into powerful S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell.
Missed that scoop? Here’s our exclusive report – as well as reaction from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, who is continuing in his efforts to hold Harrell accountable on a wide range of public corruption allegations.
One of the most bizarre components of Manning’s controversial ruling?
According to a judicial source familiar with the investigation, Manning was the judge who originally signed off (along with S.C. State Law Enforcement Division chief Mark Keel) on Wilson’s grand jury request back in January.
In other words the same judge who is now claiming there are no criminal allegations against Harrell previously ruled that criminal allegations against Harrell were sufficient to warrant a grand jury investigation.
Yeah … good luck explaining that one, judge.
Of course we all know the real explanation, don’t we?