POST AND COURIER STORY EXPANDS ON OUR INITIAL REPORTING …
Yesterday this website broke a big story involving S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson … a guy who in a little over a year’s time has gone from being a crusader for justice to being just another status quo sellout.
Our story exposed how Wilson – who fancies himself as a 2018 gubernatorial contender – is attempting to influence the ongoing investigation of public corruption at the S.C. State House (on behalf of his political cronies).
Earlier this month Wilson quietly released an advisory opinion – obtained exclusively by FITS – in which he advised first circuit solicitor David Pascoe that several angles of potential prosecution against sitting members of the S.C. General Assembly were unlikely to yield indictments.
Ready for the “shocker?” Those members – like Wilson – are intimately connected to the neo-Confederate political empire of Richard Quinn and Associates.
Talk about back-scratching …
While not necessarily agreeing with us, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier nonetheless picked up our story – noting that Wilson had “issued a lengthy opinion that may hinder prosecutors’ efforts to crack down on ethics violators.”
The paper’s report also noted how “ethics watchdogs rolled their eyes” at Wilson’s ruling – with one referring to it as an “extensive statement in support of a very lenient interpretation of the state ethics laws.”
Also of interest? The paper reported that Wilson’s ruling “relied extensively on a House Ethics Committee opinion,” which of course refers to the corrupt self-policing panel of S.C. House members who have shown absolutely zero interest in holding themselves (or their former members) accountable.
All of these are important bits of information for the public to consider …
South Carolina simply cannot continue to turn a blind eye to public corruption. Nor can it continue to exist under a set of laws providing politicians exclusive authority to pass judgment over their own actions.
Wilson promised he would take a stand, but it appears his zeal for cracking down on ethics violators extended only to one politician – a guy who was blocking the career paths of several of his allies in the S.C. House.
What a joke …
This guy was supposed to be different. He was supposed to be better. He’s not … he’s worse.
UPDATE: More attention on this scandal …