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Rumored US Attorney Nominee Ready To Tackle S.C. GOP Corruption

SOUTH CAROLINA “REPUBLICANS” COULD BE IN TROUBLE … || By FITSNEWS || Last week this website reported that U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles – who was appointed in 2010 by Barack Obama as the Palmetto State’s top federal prosecutor – would not be in his current position much longer.  We also reported…

SOUTH CAROLINA “REPUBLICANS” COULD BE IN TROUBLE …

|| By FITSNEWS || Last week this website reported that U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles – who was appointed in 2010 by Barack Obama as the Palmetto State’s top federal prosecutor – would not be in his current position much longer.  We also reported that David Pascoe – the South Carolina first circuit solicitor who made a name for himself prosecuting former S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell – was in line to replace him.

Our view on Nettles?  “Eh.”  Aside from his widely known personal issues aside (which led to the breakup of his “power marriage” with local attorney Zoe Sanders) he didn’t do all that much.  And when he did make arrests, he tried to cut deals – not put people away.

Our view on Pascoe? Also, “eh.” He didn’t really do the legwork on the Harrell case (S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson‘s office did that) and his handling of a recent racially tinged small town shooting left a lot to be desired.

Still, if our sources are correct, Pascoe’s rumored ascension to the U.S. Attorney position could bode poorly for South Carolina “Republicans.”

According to our sources, Pascoe’s nomination is being aggressively pushed by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and former S.C. Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian.

These two Democratic heavyweights – both of whom have the “ear of the White House” – are reportedly disappointed with the progress of the ongoing federal-state corruption investigation at the S.C. State House.  They believe Pascoe will be far more aggressive than Nettles in pursuing this corruption – and making sure those responsible are put behind bars.

Obviously Clyburn has his own corruption issues to deal with, both he and Harpootlian are keenly aware that a massive anti-corruption sting in “Republican-controlled” South Carolina (which is clearly long-overdue) would take down far more “Republicans” than Democrats.

And they view Pascoe – who flirted with a campaign for attorney general against Wilson last year – as their man.

The only problem?  The “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate could hold up any Obama Justice Department nominees – especially in light of the contentious battle over the nomination of U.S. attorney general designate Loretta Lynch.

If Pascoe does get the job, he and Wilson – reelected to a second four-year term as state attorney general last November – will certainly have their work cut out for them.

For the past year Wilson has branded himself as a modern-day Eliot Ness (the crusading prohibition-era lawman who took down Chicago gangster Al Capone).  And he certainly deserves credit for pursuing the Harrell prosecution against extreme odds.

But his work is not done

For example Harrell’s misdeeds – while serious – pale in comparison to those committed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (whom Wilson inexplicably declined to prosecute).  Dozens of other state officials have committed clear violations of state ethics law – yet continue to evade accountability for their actions.

We’re referring to powerful politicians like S.C. House leaders Brian White and Bill Sandifer – among others.

Some of Wilson’s staunchest supporters are beginning to question whether his probe has petered out.

“Starting to lose faith in (Wilson)’s assurances that they were going to clean up,” one well-placed anti-corruption advocate told FITS.  “Doesn’t seem like they are.”

Lobbyists at the S.C. State House confirmed to FITS that “no one at the State House is talking about the investigation anymore.”

Wilson’s backers urged patience …

“I know they are still interviewing folks,” a source close to the investigation told FITS.

As we’ve said from the beginning of this drama, we don’t care who occupies these prosecutorial positions … or who (or which party) gets the credit for cleaning house in this state.  All we care about is that those who are abusing their positions of public trust be held accountable for their actions.

And that right soon …

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48 comments

george February 5, 2015 at 5:36 pm

The cesspool if corruption in DC needs to be drained as well…

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$ talks and john boy walks February 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

did jonathan pinson ever get sentenced?

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Bill February 5, 2015 at 5:48 pm

We don’t have enough prisons to hold the corrupt politicians in this state.

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My Opinion February 5, 2015 at 7:25 pm

South Carolina has not built a new state prison in almost 2 decades.

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quit watching dragnet February 5, 2015 at 8:07 pm

That is really just a stupid as shit comment.If you got PROOF-go get em!
If NOT-STFU!!!
Liberals can’t win elections anymore so EVERYONE is corrupt. What a dumbass.

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euwe max February 6, 2015 at 2:17 am

Dragnet ROCKS!

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SC Lawmakers are Scums February 6, 2015 at 10:26 am

HAHAHAHAHA ….. you are angry. Meanwhile, anyone with a state legislature license tag or House tag on their automobiles, drive by them and FLIP THEM OFF. Fuck them all. Get in their faces. HAHAHAAHAHAAA!

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Uh huh February 6, 2015 at 9:41 am

“Rumored US Attorney Nominee Ready To Tackle S.C. GOP Corruption”

My advice: don’t hold your breath on that.

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Pete o strom's bitch February 6, 2015 at 4:27 pm

If he slams em all like he did bobby harrell, we’ll need to build more probation offices

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Elfego February 5, 2015 at 5:58 pm

If the Republicans are acting like Harrell more power to him. I personally think it is almost impossible to any longer find a honest politician.

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GrandTango February 5, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Obama sure is one corrupt MoFo…is he not?…

And he severely damages Americans w/ no jobs, high energy and food…and now Obamacare is robbing us blind…

That’s worse than corruption…but I get your point…

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Toddy February 8, 2015 at 8:13 am

I don’t know. My bank account is growing under O and it shrank under Bush. Maybe we were wrong.

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GrandTango February 8, 2015 at 8:29 am

You hoarding welfare checks, unemployment checks…or are you in the Obamacare business, where Americans pay through the teeth, for no coverage?

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dems=destruction of country February 5, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Agree.Power and money corrupt elected officials in both parties HOWEVER the Democrats are being corrupted with money from our domestic and foreign enemies and that is destroying this nation.

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GrandTango February 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm

An Obama appointee targeting the GOP…Nah…that cannot be right…Does that mean the IRS persecution was not enough…????

FITS, you may be the most ignorant MoFo on earth… with your Crack (on Crack) analysis of the “news”……..

Yall got the very-alleged Jimmy Metts on ONE count of helping some poor-slob Obama voter, who is not even illegal now…Remember how you SWORE Metts was the guiltiest man since Bin-Laden…

Good luck chasing political enemies…while REAL crooks – Obama- rob us blind….Dumb@$$ Democrats…

Also: “S.C. Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian.

(One of two Democrat) heavyweights….LMAO….now THAT’s about as funny a Felonious Punk polling at 17% or Tom Ervin is an Independent REPUBLICAN!!!…hahahahaha…..

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My Opinion February 5, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Please stop your bickering and attacks on Sic. Its non-productive and It really gets you no where. Besides, we all need to join forces as one to put an end to the corruption in Columbia, SC. You can be a big asset to the common cause we all share. And that is to get rid of these sacks of shit in the SC State legislature.

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GrandTango February 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm

I have a feeling you’re about impartial as the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals….Dumb@$$…

You would not know justice if it bit you on the welfare check….

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Trust Me, He's An Expert February 6, 2015 at 9:06 am

If anyone knows anything about welfare checks, it’s got to be GrandTango.

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My Opinion February 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

Careful grasshopper …. I can easily show up at your house in the middle of the night.- knocking on your door to speak with you. I can be walking right behind you in a public place and you would never know it. I can post your real name here for all to know – including the names of all your relatives …. I gave you a opportunity, and you blew it. Yeah —– you’re a fucked up sociopath – and a sitting duck.

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GrandTango February 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

With the recent news of liberal nuts killing people…do you really need to be advertising what you are???

euwe max February 6, 2015 at 2:15 am

Don’t you *ever* get tired of this transparent, insipid schtick?

You come here and make an ass out of yourself every fucking day!

How about giving it a rest, and try to be a human being for a day or two?

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He Has An Audience February 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

With Flip here now and a few others he’s got like-minded knuckledraggers to bobble their heads right along with him. It’s nice to have the company of your trailer park neighbors backing you up.

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GrandTango February 6, 2015 at 11:44 am

I come over here to EXPOSE you…and P!$$ you off with information you’d rather ignore…That’s VERY Human…

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Soft Sigh from Hell February 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm

I want multiple heads on pikes and will loudly applaud whoever will give them to us.

The only limitation should be actual guilt.

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euwe max February 6, 2015 at 2:17 am

That’s one thing there’s just too little of.. pikes, sweet pikes… not just for one Republican.. but for every one.

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Les Miserables February 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

We must look to France to learn the best way to deliver your heads for mounting.

Unlike most of France’s contributions to mechanical history, the guillotine was by far the most effective & efficient mechanical method by which one can separate political heads from bodies.

It’s a fitting tribute to the age of industrialization.

Would you be a dear chap and handle the sourcing of pikes? May I recommend, “I, pencil” by Leonard Read for a better understanding of what is entailed to create enough of them(when scaled properly)?

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Judgement Day Cometh February 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Dozens of SC Lawmakers are lined up to be arrested. But as you can see by their latest conduct, apparently they have been given a free pass to continue what they have been doing. It doesn’t take much to see that in the least. Harrell is NOT cooperating in any fashion. That was the whole plan from the get go. Harrell needs to be sent to prison for the rest of his life. Everybody knows that. Nettles is on the take, and so is Wilson and Pascoe. That is what many members of the SC Bar know – and that’s what 10s of thousands of SC residents are saying as well. Don’t be surprised when groups of citizens start growing in numbers that will rise up against the out of control good old boy corrupt system. Its coming.

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Rooting on the mob February 6, 2015 at 9:43 am

The one thing that would keep pols in check is to see some of their fellow colleagues hanging from lamp posts by their necks.

We need a good round of hangings every decade or two.

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Freddie February 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm

I hope they get them all Haley and the crooked Legislature. ..John Scott is a crooked little weasel.

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Casandra February 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm

You are right about John Scott he is a little weasel. I called his office and he was very rude and condescending towards me and my family. He loves being on the taxpayers tits with his nice little pension plan but refused to help my disabled mother.

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It's a Great Day in SC February 5, 2015 at 9:33 pm

More BS I see

You people just don’t want to face the fact that these so called”corrupt” politicians are nothing more than a reflection of the people of this state.

The people of South Carolina elected and reelected them

So quit the damn bellyaching,

Otherwise,

It’s a Great Day in SC!

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Old RC lawyer February 5, 2015 at 9:43 pm

I wonder if Pascoe has to agree to continue to protect Jean Toal as part of his agreement to take the job.

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Buz Martin February 5, 2015 at 11:38 pm

Shit! Clyburn and Harpootlian want this guy. That does not bode well. Two of the biggest crooks in the state.

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9" February 6, 2015 at 1:08 am

Fits will eventually win the Nobel Peace Prize for ending political corruption all over the world…He has the teeth scars on his dick to prove it…

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euwe max February 6, 2015 at 2:12 am

…. probably start arresting pot smokers and get rid of porn on the internet.

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Yep! February 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

Exactly, you know, the “important” stuff.

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RogueElephant February 6, 2015 at 8:12 am

Pascoe is a party hack. He will give colonoscopies to all Republicans while the Dim sponsored crookedness gets swept under the rug. A little less partisan US attorney would do a better job.

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just my opinion February 6, 2015 at 8:34 am

Nothing is going to come of any of this.Accusing every politician or public servant you disagree with or don’t like personally of as many falsehoods,lies and felonies as you can create in hopes of destroying them and their families is really irresponsible ,in my opinion.

Boz has tried this in Horry County and along the Grand Strand for years-not ONE time has ANY of his false allegations proven to be true.He has become the ‘town clown’, a laughingstock, in my opinion, everytime he opens his mouth and defames those that serve.

I don’t compare FITS and Boz however I do see a pattern in some of the outlandish allegations made by both and they both, in my opinion, have the same effect on voters-their tactics turn the alleged wrong doers into victims per public perception.

The ballot box don’t lie.

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Flippy, A.K.A. Boz's Stalker February 6, 2015 at 9:11 am

Last night I tried to sneak into Boz’s house to sniff his tighty whities but when I got to the garage the lights turned on, and I freaked out and ran. Better luck tonight I guess.

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Buz Martin February 6, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Funny!

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Buz Martin February 6, 2015 at 9:13 pm

You are a deeply disturbed individual.

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Jaws February 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

They’re gonna need a bigger boat.

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TyroneMamaCollards February 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

The Dems imploded due to decades of corruption and so will the Republicans. Mark your calendars.

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Manray9 February 6, 2015 at 11:22 am

The lesson: Too many years of unchallenged and unchecked power and position have corrupted the Republicans as much as they did the old Dems. This is especially true in a state such as SC which has a tame press which does almost nothing to monitor those in power.

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Manray9 February 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

I wouldn’t overestimate Dick Harpootlian’s influence in the White House.

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Myron February 7, 2015 at 7:32 am

If there were anything to Pascoe he would have put several crooks at SC State in jail. He did not. Instead of jail they got promotions and millions of dollars from the state taxpayers.
Pascoe is for kicks. We need a warrior.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

“Rumored US Attorney Nominee Ready To Tackle S.C. GOP Corruption”

TBG suspects Corruption will break so many tackles that the US Attorney will look as if coached by Lorenzo War .

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Guest February 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I saw Ed Givens coming out of the Federal building on Thursday. it did make me wonder what had become of the investigation. Maybe Nettles has been busy with Metts, but Givens coming out of there looking like he”d just lost his dog gives hope he was giving up more info as required in his plea deal.

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