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By FITSNews || S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley – a proclaimed champion of government transparency – is refusing to release taxpayer-funded telephone and email records that could shed additional light on the inappropriate physical relationship she had with FITS founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie).

From the Charleston Post and Courier:

Nikki Haley said it’s not worth her time and energy — or the state’s tax dollars — to release phone or e-mail records between her and a blogger who has claimed the two had an inappropriate physical relationship …

“I am not wasting any energy on this — none,” Haley said when asked if she would respond voluntary to a request by The Post and Courier for the release of her phone and e-mail records on her state- and campaign-funded accounts.

“If y’all have asked for them, I don’t know about that yet. But I can tell you this right now: I am not wasting any energy on this. It is not worth the time and money of people in this state and it’s not worth the time and energy to get distracted off of this campaign.”

Earlier this week, Folks released text messages between himself and Haley’s campaign manager, among other persons, that clearly corroborated his version of events regarding how (and why) the story broke on his blog.

On Thursday, Folks also released phone logs to members of the Columbia, S.C. media, with additional information forthcoming.