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Alan Wilson Shows His Hand …

… TO THE S.C. SUPREME COURT, ANYWAY If the South Carolina Supreme Court intends on giving a “quo” to scandal-scarred House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s “quid,” then the state’s top prosecutor wants to make absolutely sure they see the evidence his grand jury has amassed against the powerful politician first. S.C….

… TO THE S.C. SUPREME COURT, ANYWAY

If the South Carolina Supreme Court intends on giving a “quo” to scandal-scarred House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s “quid,” then the state’s top prosecutor wants to make absolutely sure they see the evidence his grand jury has amassed against the powerful politician first.

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who is reportedly working in conjunction with federal prosecutors on Harrell’s public corruption case – wants all five Supreme Court justices to review the evidence against Harrell prior to holding their first public hearing in the case on June 24.

Not only that, he wants them to keep the documents sealed … from the public as well as from Harrell’s attorneys.

“There is no need to give (Harrell) a ‘free look’ into the information before the State Grand Jury,” Wilson wrote to the justices.

He’s right … grand juries (for better or worse) do not publicly release the results of their investigations unless they return an indictment.

Permitting Harrell’s attorneys an opportunity to review such material prior to the issuance of a formal charge would clearly compromise Wilson’s investigation.

Wilson acknowledges his request is “unusual,” but we think it makes sense considering the extent to which the deck has been stacked against him in this case.

The justices have taken him up on his offer, too, requesting copies of the sealed contents of the grand jury probe from Wilson’s office. These documents reportedly include a damning case initiation memo against Harrell as well as the contents of a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) report into Harrell’s various dirty dealings.

Why is Wilson leaving nothing to chance?

Because earlier this year Harrell allegedly rigged the reelection of S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal – prompting most Palmetto political observers to conclude that “the fix was in” as it relates to the resolution of the investigation.

Harrell is hoping Toal and her fellow justices will send his corruption case back to a panel of his fellow lawmakers – the same ones who recently whitewashed a public corruption case against Nikki Haley.

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89 comments

Jackie Chiles May 27, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Keep up the good work, Alan.

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euwe max May 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Yeah… it’s not like one of the Justices would leak the contents to Harrell, or anything like that.

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Native Ink May 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Seriously. He should include a red herring just to prove they leaked it.

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euwe max May 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

“..and he says you want the letter “M” stricken from the English language!”

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RHood2 May 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Getaway car! HAH!

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Smirks May 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

“Oh, fiddlesticks! I forgot that I left those papers on Harrell’s desk by accident!”

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blue Lights May 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Yeah, what did Toal say, “I didn’t know I hit that car”!

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Margret G May 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Which car? She hit three and left the scene!
3 hit nand runs, leaves the scene. How long did she loose license? How many nights in jail?..00
Try that common men/women peasants, see how you end up!!

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Judith May 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Margret G, you showed you are in the real know. There are only 2 “official” hit and runs on Toal’s record. (Margaret Cain’s and Mrs. Preacher’s cars). But you are correct, there are 3. The third – the Lexus SUV that is/was owned by a woman lawyer in Columbia – never got an official record because Toal let that woman know her career was over – done – finished – ended – if she even thought about filing a police report. Now, Toal who has LOTS of inherited money paid to have the car repaired first class right away. The lawyer immediately traded the car and always denies knowing anything about it – except when she’s drunk with good friends…….

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 27, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Holy hit and run triples, Batman!!!

Slartibartfast May 28, 2014 at 12:52 am

Don’t they call that a triple-triple hack trick?

truthmonger May 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm

“Oshipher…” while she claimed she had had drinks after she got home, wasn’t she pretty well under the influence when they got to her house?

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Your Smart Phone Is a Hot Mic May 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

On the very day of the hearing, “Your honor, I would like to approach the bench to share these documents here that we forgot to include with the other documents we requested sealed.” “In our opinion – and we have discussed this matter with Dept of Justice officials, that Harrell and others associated with him, have violated numerous felony federal statutes of law as well as our own state criminal statutes, codified in the SCCOLs.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 27, 2014 at 9:28 pm

“You know that I can’t show you this file, right?….
Hey…that’s one of them camera phones, huh.
Ok, I’m going to grab a soda and will be back in…uhhhh…a little over 3 minutes…”

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GrandTango May 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I’m sure those black helicopters that torture your brain, prolly delivered those magic pill papers that will foil you, and the ever Dumb@$$ FITS, once again…Drats…Those you hate always seem to be one step ahead of you…

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Sandi Morals May 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

LMAO! ewwitless and smjerks allege a judge has been blackmailed and now accuse justices of commuting felonies.

What is the next falsehood that will come from Lenny and Squiggy? What WIll the “fly” come up with next when mommy sends him to the basement for not picking up the rocks in the front yard? Tom Ervin has 10,000 LEGAL and VERIFIABLE signatures?

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Sandi Morals May 27, 2014 at 6:36 pm

oops…”committing FELONIES”

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Tango Down May 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Read em and weap, HE DOES! Already with time to spare!

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Sandi Moral May 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Won’t matter. More the merrier. That “signature” list/petition will be tied up in the courts for months. Ervin will never get on the ballot, in my opinion.

Rumor is that several lawsuits in regards……never mind.

Sheheen will be the only Democrat on the ballot.

Eyes wide open Repub. May 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

No, if Haley is on the ballot there will be one Dem. Sheheen, one Rep. Ervin and one Rino ……Haley!

Smirks May 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Smjerks? Really? Do you teach kindergarten, or are you one of the students?

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Sandi Morals May 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Stop the personal attacks.Bloggers are attacking Bobby Harrell, his wife and his children for apparently being wealthy.

How much is Tom Ervin, his wife and his children worth financially?

Poor Bobby May 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

You are probably right, Smirks is one envious SOB, which is a lefty trait.

There is however, a legitimate question as to how wealth is attained.

For example, if I am a successful thief and become very wealthy as a result, do I deserve any respect? Is not the street bum, who maybe only owns a shopping cart and the clothes on his back far more honest and respectable?

jimmyjam May 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

Sandi, i think the point they are trying to make is that Speaker Harrell allegedly made his fortune by using his political office for personal gain, which appears to be the thrust of the grand jury investigation, Tom Ervin and, in particular, his wife (who is most likely the more successful in terms of her profession), have made their money by dint of their own efforts in the marketplace (albeit, Mr. Ervin has held office before I think). What escapes me is why you would compare a candidate for Governor with the current Speaker of the House? No one is holding up Tom Ervin as an example to compare to Speaker Harrell, other than you.

Bumpkin May 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

Right. Harrell got wealthy and powerful by breaking the law (and legs, arms, fingers, teeth of his opponents). If anyone’s getting personal, it’s Harrell — his personal vendetta to destroy Wilson for enforcing the law.

What tha? May 28, 2014 at 6:56 am

Sandi must be a crack head, or meth addict, definately a troll and Haley koolaid drinker!
Maybe Harvey Peeler? I wonder about those two, a little too much juice there!

junior justice May 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

‘ping’ — into to the bad peanut bucket

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euwe max May 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm

prolly

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It Takes Two to Tango . . . May 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

“Wilson said in his conclusion. “The rule of laws should apply equally to everyone, without privilege or immunity for anyone.”” Including yourself Mr. Attorney General? D

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Just Another Guy May 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

You really don’t think he has already seen it. I can almost Guarantee SLED leaked it to him. Hence why he wants it gone so bad.

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euwe max May 28, 2014 at 3:36 am

in South Carolina? Don’t make me laugh!

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Boxlee May 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Yes, they will stop at NOTHING; you are correct Mr. Wizard, Mr. Truth . We have a real enterprising x 2 Battle Royale here and the week of June 23 will change the whole thing and that decision was made a few days ago in the Holy City, but especially, for <SCAG Michael Alan Wilson, Esq., you betcha… I’m going to follow you, yes, lets go Federal; couldn’t agree more, Sir. A nice Columbia rain comes now.

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Joe the Plumber May 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Harrell wants to smother the truth as though it’s a raging, life-threatening California forest fire. We want to see the truth like the fish in the Charleston Aquarium.

How does the Supreme Court consider the truth? This’ll be the real test; they can’t have it both ways: either fire or water.

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Blue Lights May 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Now, if we can just ghet the Feds. to look into Haley’s misdealings and those of the other corrupt elected officials, maybe the voters will wake up and elect some ethical and moral politicians.
I did reaad in the State News, the Gen. Ass. was NOT going to pass meaningful ethics reform and would continue self policing themselves. Works for them having the “Fox guarding the Hen House (Sinate and House of Repudiation)!

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mark May 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Bobby may just end up with his OWN ass on a stick. Especially if he goes to prison.

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Elliott Ness May 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I’d like to see him in orange wearing regulation shoes.

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jimlewisowb May 27, 2014 at 7:02 pm

me thinks you misspelled dick – almost positive there is no ” t “

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MurryLaker May 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

wonder if Bobby found anything new when he read the aforementioned document. In our company, we “tag” each copy of every confidential document just so we can tell who was responsible if a complete document is leaked. Misspell a word, change the method or location of page numbering, etc makes every copy unique. It really not that difficult to do, especially when you only have 5 copies.

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Marie May 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Imagine the ordinary peasants on that Statewide Grand Jury: none owning a boat, jet, BMW, or dealing with 4-, 5- or 6-figure “expenses” and “receipts” — reviewing all this. Numerous bank accounts managed by Harrell, his wife, brother (the PAC money), son (the Columbia lawyer)…

My favorite picture: Harrell family in their private jet drinking champagne, 5 miles high —
https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/harrell-clan-010.jpg

“Let ’em eat cake, right, Bobby?”

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jimlewisowb May 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

On occasion I find it a little too much to type “fuck you” to an email recipient

So, I attached a copy of the Cockroaches Harrell’s photo and let the bitch cockroach in the sunglasses say it for me

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Sandi Morals May 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Who has more financial net worth..,.Tommy Ervin or Bobby Harrell?
Just asking.

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Meow May 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm

The cat is out of the bag. So let it be known, that many members of the House of Representatives can expect their homes, offices, etc, to be be raided by federal agents. Even Jean Toal herself is subjected to the same.

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Yeh Right May 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Hahahahaha

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Dr. Phil May 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Don’t overreact, Bobby. It’s only you the grand jury’s interested in. And it’s a state grand jury, not federal. Go for a walk. Relax. Breathe deeply. Talk with your pastor.

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Kudos To Wilson May 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Allan Wilson is doing the right thing. And these days, we need corruption busters like him. He is now set to move up the ladder to bigger and better paying positions.

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Thomas May 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

SECTION 8-13-320. Duties and powers of State Ethics Commission of the ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM Act of 1991 clearly states AG Wilson and Judge Manning pulled the trigger PREMATURELY launching a State Grand Jury investigation without any ruling from the SC Ethics Commission requesting an investigation based on the Ethics Commission’s findings from the SLED report first effectively botching the case and setting Harrell free to go. CJ Toal will send the SLED report back to the Ethics Commission for further deliberation. Another set of procedures begins at that point allowing Harrell to refute the SLED report. If the Commission finds cause for prosecution THEN it goes to a State Grand Jury. AG Wilson had to have read section 18-13-320. I ask, was Wilson’s and Manning’s actions impaneling a State Grand Jury before Ethics saw the SLED report deliberate? Yes, assuming Wilson and Manning read the Ethics Act of 1991.

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Moll Flanders May 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm

This message was brought to you by Gedney M. Howe III of the law firm Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, Charleston, South Carolina.

Nice try, Gedney, Bart.

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Concrete Samurai ? May 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Listen, shit for brains: This is a CRIMINAL matter. That statute does not apply. Besides, the criminals in the House made that law to protect themselves. However, it can never apply to high crimes and misdemeanors. Harrell and his fucktards don’t have a legal leg to stand on; moreso in regards to the constitution – separation of powers. Harrell WILL be facing criminal charges sooner than you think. Toal and the other justices would commit suicide if they protect Harrell with illegal rulings and orders. They can go to federal prison with Bobby for all I care. And Toal, for one, deserves it. All of her dirty deeds, her corrupt ways, have come home to roost. Judgment Day Has Arrived. Prison for the Supreme Court Justices, or Liberty. The choice is theirs. One way or another, Harrell and his band of criminal bullies, fall. There is no way out now. The feds have been spying on them all for months on end. Hey Howe? Hey John Harrell? Checked your offices for bugging devices lately???? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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Thomas May 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm

1) Reporter breaks the news of alleged violations
2) Citizens group files complaint with Ethics Commission
3) Ethics Commission requests SLED report
4)
5)
6)
7) AG Wilson impanels State Grand Jury

Look, I am not going to copy and paste the Ethics Act. We are along way from getting our pound of flesh from Harrell…if ever. The AG and Judge Casey Manning acted improperly by going straight to a Grand Jury before the Commission requested one. BTW, some more advice since I am not an attorney: wear your seat belt so you won’t be thrown through the windshield or an open car door upon impact.

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Truth Wizard May 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Pffffff!!!!!!! Go away with that bullshit.

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Thomas May 27, 2014 at 6:31 pm

With an AG like Wilson get ready for homosexual marriages in SC… soon. Either he is incompetent or he helped Harrell by botching the case, it is that simple.

Oh My May 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

This sounds like the Haley spinners with their propaganda BS.
Sandi even brought Tom Ervin into the mix. Mor of the sycophant, lemming, koolaid drinking crap from the Haley juveniles (rock stars)!

Thomas May 27, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Haley has not earned my vote. Too many rumors about her. I love rumors because there always is a kernel of truth. The rumors about her and Fits makes too ill to vote for her. Better?

Get A Life May 27, 2014 at 10:28 pm

You need to get a life, anonymous.

Fred Friendly May 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Since you’re not a lawyer I doubt you’re qualified to make most of these technical fine points of law. Please just stop. You’re a nuisance and add nothing helpful to the conversation.

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Thomas May 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm

The nuns taught me well to think for myself. How ’bout you? What book have you read since May 1st? I thought so. Thinking for yourself is not a crime…yet.

RHood2 May 28, 2014 at 1:01 am

Thomas, the Ethics COMMISSION has no power over anyone in the legislature. None. If you had read THAT, you might have a point.
It’s nuts. If Bobby Harrell went on a rampage with a gun and a car, you nutjobs think they’d have to go the Ethics Committee first?

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Thomas May 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

We are acting on a CITIZENS GROUP COMPLAINT TO THE SC ETHICS COMMISSION here. This falls under the 1991 Ethics Act!

guest May 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I’m sure that AG Wilson has in fact read §8 of the Code, all of it. The Ethics Commission has no jurisdiction in cases involving legislators like Speaker Harrell. Further, the law says that the EC (in those cases it handles) and the legislative committees (in those cases that it handles) must send positive findings to the AG. It does not say that the AG must wait for that to occur.

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Thomas May 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

If you shit in in your left hand and wish in your right hand, which hand will get filled first? Of course he read it which makes his moves bypassing Ethics once the SLED report came out that much more troubling. We all have been had and Harrell is free to go! Wilson had his own ethics violations and he paid no price. Harrell gave him money for his inaugural ball. So who is kidding who? Don’t get your hopes up…the fix was in along time ago.

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Watching Your BS May 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Your ass, your face. Whats the difference.

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Bitch Slappers Club May 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Thousands across the state of south Carolina are saying, that they want to give Bobby one across the lip. Toal and her band of fools are being set up.

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We're in the money May 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm

I wonder how much Harrell has spent on Howe and Daniels, and how much more sponging there’ll be before this is over. A great transfer of wealth, presumably. But I figure Harrell’s net worth exceeds $10 million, so really, it’s nothing.

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Sandi Morals May 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

What is Tom Ervin’s net worth? Just trying to be fair.

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Dan on Devine May 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

It is noted that this week, Harrell has hired Bobby Stepp – partner of Elizabeth “Betsy” Gray who is bff and the best shot to get information to Jean Toal without having to go through all those pesky rules, time tables and such. Betsy is known as the “go-to” lawyer for lawyers in trouble and need Jean to just make something go away without too much fuss. Just coincidence Stepp is on the new save Harrell team? I think not.

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Queen Jean May 27, 2014 at 10:28 pm

You children are so funny. I control and run the South Carolina Judiciary as I please. As for your comments about the Feds, I own Bill Nettles, PRESENT U.S. Attorney, as well as many others. Eric Holder would never do anything without Bill’s approval related to “local politics” as it is called.

Alan is acting out, but I will get Jahue Moore to get him back into line soon. Now, you children run along.

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My My What A Web They Weave May 28, 2014 at 12:23 am

Nettles is not involved like a federal prosecutors from outside the state are. You see, its a trap for the corrupt circle in this state. South Carolina will make national news when the entire ring is brought down.

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RHood2 May 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I wrote last week, reading some of the pleadings, that you can see where some of this is going. Obtaining property by fraudulent means is one. Conspiracy MAYBE too, but I’m not sure.

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does May 28, 2014 at 5:36 am

You can not trust the SC Supreme Court nor any employed clerk, etc, at that courthouse. The corruption runs deep. Wilson and 100s of experienced lawyers who have been around awhile know this. If it breaks the court from behind the scenes releases those records, the entire judicial system falls so hard, there will be federal arrest of such magnitude …… Nettles is being kept in the dark, and for good reason. He is part of this corruption that screams to be torn down once and for all.

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anonymous May 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

The three items under seal Wilson wants the justices to review in secret are:

1. The case initiation memo and supporting affidavit. These set forth reasons why Wilson believed a criminal investigation of Harrell is necessary.

2. Wilson’s petition to the State Grand Jury. This states the topics the grand jury is to look into.

3. The order signed by Judge Manning in January of this year authorizing the State Grand Jury to start a criminal investigation of Harrell.

WHOOPEE! ….AG WILSON HAS NOTHING!

Judge Manning, in his May 12 order, wrote that no criminal matters were being investigated.

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tomstickler May 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

Countdown to the leak of the sealed documents begins 3…2…1

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jimlewisowb May 28, 2014 at 8:50 am

It would appear that Cockroach Harrell has upped the ante by bringing in three new cockroach lawyers to help out Howe and Daniel

Reckon with all his “legal expenses” he may have to cut back on his mile high fuck the taxpayers club activities

What a shame – I will miss the pictures of him and the rest of the Harrell cockroaches
showing us bottom feeders how the rich and famous live

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Poulnot May 28, 2014 at 9:28 am

Who are the 3 new roaches?

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jimlewisowb May 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

Cockroach Harrell’s new lawyers are cockroaches Robert Stepp, Robert Tyson and Roland Franklin

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Sowell Gray — $300 / hour roaches — expensive but Harrell can pay for them through the Reptile Fund. NO problem whatsoever.

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Philip Branton May 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

When the dominos are lined up and the trail ties SC STATE funding to certain lobby efforts tied to Dubai Ports and the Inland Port and certain real estate Development lobby cash going to Harrell …CLYBURN………Scott…….and Haley campaign “ledges”…….LOOK OUT…!!!

Those tracks next to the Gamecock Football STADIUM have ties across the entire state…!!!!

When United Negro College Fund realizes that CSX and Norfolk Southern are back scratching everyone at Beidler “resort” except them…………..Robert Ford will be spinning from a Clemson Wind Turbine above a Noisette “island”…!!!

This is C-4 DYNAMITE being used before the Lindsey “primary” is pure gold to…….WHO?

(Where is Tenisha Waldo……??)

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Philip Branton May 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

Dear Alan WIlson……..so you want us all to believe that YOU are going to release ALL of your information to the SC Supreme Court Justices…?

Ya know……Wil FOlks is no dummy and neither is the Captain of SPAWAR ATLANTIC…!!

Heck, what glaring information is Wil FOlks leaving OUT of this very article…!?

Ya know Alan……certain planes coming into the Executive airport on John’s Island do have numbers on them to identify them..!!

That flight pattern does come right over Folly Beach….and a pair of binoculars with a watch is very telling…!!!

Alan……………you do know that if YOU do NOT submit all your info that it can then be used against you…..don’t you..?

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AnonyBobby May 28, 2014 at 9:59 am

My Daddy, er.. Bobby Harrell is a fine and upstanding man. He is the symbol of justice in this state. If he has to put down the gavel, time will stand still and the state will no longer be able to function.

Heffer Toal is a My Daddy’s er, Bobby Harrells biggest ally. All this will be washed clean and the people can go back to sleep.

Alan Wilson will be ruined for doing his job.

How dare he? Doesn’t he know who my Daddy is. I mean, doesn’t he know who Bobby Harrell is?

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Hotter than the Sun May 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

From The Nerve: “Now, as I’ve just learned, the Harrell story has prompted a Charleston
attorney to ask the nation’s top prosecutor – Attorney General Eric
Holder – for a federal investigation of the House Speaker. Attorney
Dusty Rhoades, who is not involved with the Harrell case, says he sent
the request earlier this month.”

http://thenerve.org/news/2014/05/28/harrell-rhoades/?utm_source=The+Nerve&utm_campaign=0b79b0db5b-Today_on_The_Nerve06_18_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b306b3032c-0b79b0db5b-219786665&mc_cid=0b79b0db5b&mc_eid=717fcf3136

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Dolph May 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Harrell is SC’s own Ray Nagin. Corruption personified.

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CharlesDikkens May 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm

If it is as bad as the rumors suggest, Harrell would have fixed it – paid it back, whatever – it isn’t like he needs the money. More likely it is chicken shit stuff like they came up with on Sanford. They all make “mistakes” (wink wink nudge nudge) and if caught, they pay it back. Wilson, Haley, Sanford, etc. – Unless of course they are Democrats, like Ford, in which case they get booted, or dumbasses, like Ard, who admit it to the press and dont see anything wrong with it.
Wilson better hope it is very big and very bad – you don’t attack a fellow R unless you can put him out for good. Nothing would please me more – but I cant help but think that if it was that bad, Bobby would have already cut a deal to clean it up or sweep it under and stay in power.
But dont kid yourself – by now they all know what is in the memo.

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On the Eve of Obstruction May 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Back to the money for a second, just a little off topic.

Alan Wilson is a very intelligent and knowing man.
He has smart and the most knowledgeable people working with him, there
should be no need for amendments to his quarterly report types at all
concerning his monies returned; the monies in question should have been
returned in the time the quarterly report types were in effect and never
even reported; they should never have been deposited into his campaign
account; Alan empirically knows his actions of accepting the monies are
not questionable, but wrong; let you or I behave in this manner and Mr.
Hayden will have us fined or worse. Amendments are designed for errors
of entry such as dates, improper spellings of names and addresses,
occupations an such things, not improper monies accepted. Alan Wilson
is responsible for knowing what monies his camp accepts before he
publishes his quarterly report type receipts. The SC State Ethics
Commission makes it distinct at their website the do’s and don’ts of
what are acceptable contributions and what are not. Alan knew all too
well, not to take the money, he knows SC campaign law like the back of
his hand; why he has returned it?, he has been caught with his knickers
down and many quarters later too, saying to the people of SC, and I
paraphrase ‘we’ll just make an amendment (many) an return the monies in
question, thats what Amendments are for.’ That is incorrect. He has
knowingly and wrongfully accepted inappropriate monies and the excuse at
this later date that ‘Amendments Will Forgive’ is wrong. I have
explained above that wrongful contributions are not what amendments are
for (yes, every once in awhile amendments are acceptable for
inappropriate monies but not of this constant recurrence or amounts and
for a man of his mind it simply makes no sense as to why. This not the
norm and money amendments of this type usually occur when a contributor
causes the problem, not the campaign or as blatantly as in the case of
the camp of Wilson for AG). These actions are not worthy of the man who
occupies the seat of the SC Attorney General, a man who knows better
and knows better than to throw stones too. Alan is a man I know to be
kind and from kindness. So, whats really going on here between Alan and
Bobby? On my part, I am ready to throw stones also, and I’m scared.

We are on the Eve of Obstruction.

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Abe May 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Blather…

Reduce this to three sentences and I’ll read it.

Otherwise, get thee to a writing course.

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Nunc Pro Tunc May 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I concur.

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On the Eve of Obstruction May 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

1. The attorney at the SC State Ethics Commission, Kathy Hazlewood, is assigned to that agency by the agency she works for, The SC Attorney Generals office; her job is to enforce Ethics law, she needs a new job.

2. Alan Wilson cuts her check twice a month, thus there has been no problems with his receipts problems at Ethics; Alan Wilson OWNS Kathy Hazelwood and she is not going against her boss.

3. I do need to improve on my writing but I never did graduate from High School so please understand Abe; but I try. And I will take your advice on the writing course, your spot on Abe and you too Nunc Pro Tunc (are you from Vietnam?, such a beautiful name.)

Now for Then, no doubt.

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Abe May 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

1. The attorney at the SC State Ethics Commission, Kathy Hazlewood, is assigned to that agency by the agency she works for, The SC Attorney Generals office; her job is to enforce Ethics law, she needs a new job.

2. Alan Wilson cuts her check twice a month, thus there has been no problems with his receipts problems at Ethics; Alan Wilson OWNS Kathy Hazelwood and she is not going against her boss.

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If Hazelwood reports to Wilson, and Wilson OWNS Hazelwood (# 1), and Hazelwood doesn’t fight Wilson and presumably does a good job at Ethics (# 2), then why do you say Hazelwood needs to be fired (# 1)?

I believe Hazelwood habitually gives corrupt legislators a pass, does not do her job, is influenced by whoever is in charge legislatively, and should be fired, incidentally.

How often do you imagine Wilson communicates with Hazelwood?

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On the Eve of Obstruction May 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm

1.) I said Hazelwoodd needs a new job, I didn’t say anything about being fired.

2.) The AG communicates with his employee Hazelwood whenever he wants to, how often I am in ignorance of. Lets FOIA the phone records and emails between the two of them and find out.

3.) The electronic filings database at Ethics is setup to find ‘errors / violations’ of this type of ‘activity’ and prints out those ‘suspected receipts’ whenever Hazelwood wants, potential violations are flagged. There is no way she could not have known of Wilsons’ ‘excess.’ It would probably have been printed in red.

Amendment 1.) I have one more sentence to say but damn I have to keep it to three. ;)

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Trouble Maker May 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

Your an obstruction, asshole.

Shame on us May 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Compared to what’s known of Harrell’s unethical conduct, former Sen. Robert Ford, a black democrat, was politically and financially raped — by the same wolfpack of hypocrites whose leader is Harrell.

The Ford rape gang was all senators, but with McConnell gone, the head of the wolfpack for both SC House and Senate is now Harrell.

I hope Eric Holder intercedes as attorney D. Dusty Rhoades of Charleston has requested. The lawlessness in SC state government has again deteriorated to the point its entire supreme court is distrusted.

We’ve retreated 24 years to the days of the FEDERAL Operation Lost Trust — summer, 1990.

Remember Bart Daniel then? US Attorney for the District of SC, 1989 – 92?

Déjà vu for Bart Daniel and us citizens.
Bart Daniel, now in private practice representing Harrell, is making a fortune.

Shame on us.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
—George Santiana, Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense, 1905

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