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Corrupt SC Attorney General Must Resign

ONE-TIME CRUSADER FOR JUSTICE HAS BECOME A STATUS QUO THUG “This is really about the public – and the public’s trust in government.  And it’s just not there anymore.” That was S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson … in an exclusive interview with this website roughly two years ago. Today, we’re throwing his…

ONE-TIME CRUSADER FOR JUSTICE HAS BECOME A STATUS QUO THUG

“This is really about the public – and the public’s trust in government.  And it’s just not there anymore.”

That was S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson … in an exclusive interview with this website roughly two years ago.

Today, we’re throwing his words right back at him, because it has become abundantly clear that the one-time crusader against public corruption has become Public Enemy No. 1 in the Palmetto State.

The white hat Wilson once wore?  It’s faded to black.

We knew something was wrong last summer when Wilson recused himself from the ongoing probe of public corruption at the S.C. State House – citing undisclosed conflicts of interest.  Of course Wilson didn’t stay “recused” for long.  Last December he quietly released an advisory opinion (obtained exclusively by this website) seeking to sidetrack the investigation of David Pascoe – the S.C. first circuit solicitor who took over for Wilson in 2014 and secured the indictment of former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell on six ethics charges.

Wilson’s effort to undercut Pascoe in December finally got people’s attention …

But now he isn’t just undercutting the special prosecutor … he’s obstructing the investigation.  And removing Pascoe from the case.

“Thuggery,” one of our readers noted.

We concur …

“You know those stories you hear about a crime being committed – like a woman stabbed in the street and people are watching from the windows of their cars or walking by but no one does anything?  And no one even calls the police?  Those stories that kinda make you lose faith?” the source added. “I feel like that is what is happening.”

Again, we concur … and so do those intimately involved in this investigation.

“He needs to be totally powerlessness in this,” one of the witnesses in the case told us, referring to Wilson.

Meanwhile a prosecutor in Wilson’s own office had an even blunter assessment of the situation.

“He recused himself from this case for precisely the lack of objectivity he is now demonstrating on behalf of his political allies,” the prosecutor told us.

That pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it?

Pascoe and investigators at the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have argued for the empaneling of a grand jury to issue additional indictments in the “probe” –  which was exclusively unearthed by this website back in the fall of 2014.

Wilson has blocked those efforts and booted Pascoe from the case – and he’s done so before the S.C. Supreme Court could hold a hearing on Pascoe’s effort to impanel the grand jury over Wilson’s objections.

This is nothing short of a constitutional crisis, people … a major erosion of the public trust in our state.

It would have been bad enough had Wilson simply dropped the ball … or refused to do his job (which appears to be an ongoing problem in his office).  That would be cause for voting him out of office in 2018.

But this?

Wilson is no longer committing sins of omission … he is actively committing what looks like a textbook case of obstruction of justice – abusing the power of his office in an effort to shut down an investigation that’s swirling around his closest political confidants (a.k.a. the political stable of neo-Confederate consultant Richard Quinn).

Wilson must resign.  Or be removed from office.

Now …

In fact thuggery like this is exactly why we need the ability to recall our elected officials from office.

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78 comments

The People are The Law March 28, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Force the pos to be federally prosecuted by a DOJ attorney from outside the State of SC. All of this corruption and lawless must be wiped out. Haley must fall with them. Leave none of them out.

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Trumpism March 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

FBI has 147 agents working to put Hillary in prison.DOJ is busy putting her away.Haley will have to wait.

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Lone Ranger March 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Alan rebutted on Monday…well at least my pappy Joe was in
the know and wasn’t found to be lying

You know—he didn’t stab SC conservatives by sticking his
head up RINOs Boehner and Paul Ryan

And at least he said Hell no we won’t rip down the flag of patriots
by NOT letting YOU get to vote

And he didn’t give the most incompetent presiDENT in history
fast-track and try to make you a goat

Yep…he and mammy refused that taxpayer-PAID vacation to
Hawaii—their most modest move to date

And of course we KNOW you’ll be slow and reelect Joe and me
the next chance you get…NO…WAIT !!!

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Roberto March 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Flag of patriots…

How about flag of chicken shit bastard losers who waited till th Yankees were gone to put it back up?

Give it a rest.

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Lone Ranger March 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Roberto was an ingrate about Southern heritage and patriots and YOUR paying his Section 8 and SNAP as well
But when President Trump busted Roberto AND his coyote he was no longer seen at Greg Leon’s restaurant pray tell !!!

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Sherman March 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

We took down that rag once. We’ll come back and do it again. And this time, we leavin’ dead Southerners in our path.

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Lone Ranger March 28, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Sherman thought he was taller when threatening violence but for him it didn’t go well
Those ole Sherman thought would run from him didn’t–and his reward was a jail cell !!!

shermansinbredansister March 28, 2016 at 6:17 pm

good luck with that

Sherman March 28, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Next time we come back, we ain’t stoppin’ at just burning the Capital, I can tell you that. We gonna just line up whitey and have a lead festival.

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Lone Ranger March 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

sherman was a disgruntled eighth grade drop-out and even though like Obama he was full of black racist hate
When President Trump’s HONEST DAs lit him up for Section 8 and SNAP fraud ole Sherman was not doing great !!!

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John C. Calhoun March 28, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Looks like someone paid Chris Corely’s internet bill for another month. Get your sheet out of the cleaners before you went to the Steeplechase Corley?

Lone Ranger March 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm

john c. said hey look at me–I’m still daily pulling the entitleMENT con
The law and Constitution mean nothing to me but then I AM a…john !!!

John C. Calhoun March 28, 2016 at 9:01 pm

The SC Code of Annotated Laws and the Constitution of the State of South Carolina mean nothing to you, Corley, as evidenced by your inability to pass the SC Bar exam. So you soil yourself daily in your diddy’s klan outfit and hide that lint in your head.

nice try March 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm

stay in ohio roberto. nobody cares what you think

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Flip March 29, 2016 at 8:45 am

I do, I am from SC and agree with Roberto.

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truthbetole March 29, 2016 at 12:04 am

I don’t think Lone Ranger knows the South lost the war. Don’t tell him. Let the dumb shit “keep hope alive.”

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Trumpism March 29, 2016 at 7:47 am

Appears to me the south won the war.Why do you think everybody is moving there?

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Flip March 29, 2016 at 8:44 am

Lower cost of living means they can live like kings here. Same reason people retire to second world countries.

fred farkel March 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Odds are that the asshole, lone ranger, moved from Ohio or Michigan down to this lovely state after he received his government pension. The problem is he still is using that silly red rag as his logo. As onto said the Lone Ranger gives a fantastic blow job when he removes his teeth. Wasn’t he in the klan up North?

Tony March 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Obviously Wilson is in the pocket of immoral, corrupt, and unethical politicians.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

He is from a family of them.

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43lefty March 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Just another day in paradise!

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Rocky Verdad March 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Resign? Son, you must not from round these parts.

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sorosbrownshirts March 28, 2016 at 6:11 pm

rocky , fits is workin you like a rented mule. dont you know bk lounge is payin 15/hr now

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ed March 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

LMAO!!!!

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Rocky Verdad March 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Don’t laugh Ed, talked to the manager, you didn’t get the job.

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ed March 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Right on que! Rocky picks up the dry cleaning and clocks back in-in spanish!

Rocky Verdad March 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

So you got the job?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm

How big a fool must anyone have been to believe he would ever “wear a white hat” to begin with?

He is the (step) son of Joe Wilson. You know Joe don’t you? Associate of the Lexington Crime ring, asshole buddy of Jake Knotts, Jimmy Metts, and more.

Did you REALLY think any good would come of electing him as SCAG???? Ditto+, re-electing him????

Seriously!

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Santiago Ledbetter March 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm

The trash don’t fall far from the trailer, does it?

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Perfect!

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Thomas March 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

If I’m not mistaken, Solicitor David Pascoe and SLED Chief Keel are requesting SCAG Wilson to impanel a State Grand Jury in the 5th Judicial Circuit. However, Wilson gave Pascoe his authority SUO NOMINE to seek a state grand jury. By law, the Chief Administrative Judge for General Sessions in the 5th Judicial Circuit in which they seek to impanel a state grand jury will be the presiding judge. Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Honorable Clifton Newman as the presiding judge in this matter.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiR_-bCvOTLAhWKOyYKHWxHANAQFghFMAk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scstatehouse.gov%2Fsess121_2015-2016%2Fbills%2F268.docx&usg=AFQjCNEit_LO7uHcalDDV8A00otB6a4f0Q

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Thomas March 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Update: Damn, I am close.

According to a Post and Courier update time stamped at 7:44 pm, it is revealed that Judge Newman, Solicitor Pascoe, and Chief Keel had in fact agreed to impaneling a state grand jury. Since Wilson recused himself from spearheading the investigation and designating Pascoe SUO NOMINE, the state grand jury must be impaneled! In accordance with the law , ““(B) When the Attorney General and the Chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division consider a state grand jury necessary to enhance the effectiveness of investigative or prosecutorial procedures, the Attorney General may notify in writing to the chief administrative judge for general sessions in the judicial circuit in which he seeks to impanel a state grand jury that a state grand jury investigation is being initiated. ”

What was Wilson’s motive to step in? The next voice we hear will be from the dealer, Chief Justice Pleicones.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160328/PC16/160329458

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CorruptionInColumbia March 29, 2016 at 1:54 am

Good call, Thomas!

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Thomas March 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Update Update:

I just viewed most of SCAG Wilson’s live press conference. He has a point. Leaks to the press by any prosecutor during an investigation demeans the office and the investigation. Once an investigation is completed only then can the proper authority release any information accordingly. SCAG Wilson made references to previous improper leaks made by the Pascoe investigation to the press. As for the ‘recusal’ question, only our Supreme Court can interpret our laws as for intent.

FOIA March 28, 2016 at 8:43 pm

This is the same guy who refuses to answer FOIA requests. against the law .. Why? what does he hide and what has he done wrong.. Protecting violators of the law and protecting elected officials like Curtis Melvin Loftis, with multiple violations of the State Ethics Laws= hiring friend with whom he is associated , not qualified to serve in office . Mental imbalance and a vile life style.. What do they have in common? Curtis Melvin Loftis baby sat Alan Wilson.. Bet that they play doctors together… Contagious and mental diseases are bad news… Poor Alan caught what Curtis Melvin Loftis has … sick.. Wash your hands..

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Elliot March 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Sam Griswold, you are a sick man. These comments are beneath a man of your age.

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SamGTalkslikeaperv March 29, 2016 at 2:10 am

I’m trying desperately to hold on to my incomes from bleeding state retirees dry and that darn ol Curtis Loftis keeps getting in my way and foiling my plans.

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Hehehe March 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

HeHeHe… Curtis Loftis should refresh his memory and go back to the many posts on Fits, bashing staff and former staff, bashing senators and legislators, bashing journalists, bashing blacks , bashing retirees… and more. Yes, posting gross comments on Fits for years… We know him… HeHeHe….

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Elliott March 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Thanks Sam Griswold. Your insight is always a laugh.

You are still old enough to know better.

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M326 March 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Curtis, I comment as M326. Regardless of what you believe, that is my only posting name. You have more enemies than just me. I do not post here often because few actually read this crap. I cannot believe that you, an elected Constitutional Officer, spend so much of your time in witless exposure of your real personality.

Alex March 29, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Sam Griswold, Sam Griswold. Errand boy for retirement system Investment Commission ED Michael Hitchcock (the Leatherman flunky) and Reynolds Williams (the liar). Sam Griswold, the man sent out to lie and disparage my friend the Treasurer. Sam Griswold, the man that posts vulgar and nasty comments on the internet, to help divert attention from the awful investment Commission that lost $8 billion over the last decade.

Sam Griswold, the man old enough to be my grandfather but blogs like a teenage boy that has just learned the dubious value of posting anonymously. Sam Griswold, the go to man to slander, liable and disparage the AG and the treasurer.

Sam Griswold, a paid character assassin. A liar and a zealot and a paid fool.

Associated March 30, 2016 at 7:45 am

Alex, please be advised that .. State of South Carolina, State Ethics Commission, has scheduled a hearing on June 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Complaint C2014-156 in the matter of Curtis M. Loftis Jr. in suite 250, 5000 Thurmond Mall, the Pavilion, Columbia. J. Samuel Griswold, Ph.D. Complainant. Curtis M.Loftis, Respondent. The State Ethics Commission has determined that there is probable cause .. to support the allegations … Be there… and only, you, Loftis can request that it can be a public hearing… in the interest of transparency… Please , make it so…

Alex March 30, 2016 at 8:46 am

Thanks Sam Griswold. Your masters Reynolds Williams and Michael Hitchcock will be happy you have completed your task.Make sure to pick up your check.

Coveryourbutt March 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Probable cause..Loftis hired a friend with whom he is associated… friend from way back and friend to profit from the association… and friend who got $2 million. easy picking. no work .. from the back of state retirees. How much did he get under the table, from this sweet deal? Money paid out of the control of the STO… Under the table? Transparency, Loftis.. Transparency. How much is in your pockets? Did the AG cover your butt?

Flip March 29, 2016 at 8:40 am

Enough dumb people disagree with you and me and the others on Wilson unfortunately.

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Calhoun March 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Who will be Wilson’s John Dean?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Who will be Wilson’s John Dean?

Will there be a “Deep Throat”?

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Bible Thumper March 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

I prefer secret tapes, but no 16 18 minute gap.

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Trumpism March 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

All this shit appears to revolve right around your gal Haley.The alleged affair with Fits (I believe it happened). Fits LOVED Wilson until he apparently decided NOT to take Haley down (from reading past articles).Her endorsement of Rubio destroyed his campaign in SC and now we find out that the Rubio team was the ones behind the Cruz infidelity rumors/allegations. Hannity said today people (NOT Trump approached him a couple of months ago).Her push for amnesty and Muslim refugees etc…why can’t she just STFU and go away? All this stuff might stop.She caused it.

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Squishy123 March 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Just another one of the Lexington Mafia. He needs to go and then his old man needs to go.

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ELCID March 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Unbelievable arrogance.
Since Federal Money is involved in this corruption, bring in the FEDS.
They are the only ones who can lock up Wilson and his thieving buddies.

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euwe max March 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

I maintain he’s the avatar of the used car salesman in this world.

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Conservative "values" March 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Yeah but hes got them “conservative values “plus an “R” by his name!

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 28, 2016 at 7:54 pm

The jacket should be lime green or pink then though.

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mamatiger92 March 29, 2016 at 8:20 am

A modern day Herb Tarlek.

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Is there anything NOT soiled about the Wilsons?

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Wilson's Underwear March 29, 2016 at 2:06 am

Nope.

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Flip March 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

Their honor isn’t soiled, they never had any to soil.

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Stinky Wisselteeth March 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Hey, Douchbag Fits–weren’t you just reporting last February that Pascoe was to be appointed by Obama to US Attorney for SC? He also gets high praise from that other “Dick” Harpootlian. While I don’t doubt there is corruption in the State House (like there are whore houses in Vegas), you seem way to eager to accept that Pascoe is some non-partisan guy out for right and wrong. What happened to your cynicism? It seems to only be directed towards Haley and any other Republican moron holding an office. There are two parties filled with morons with agendas. How about Pascoe?

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Conservative "values" March 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Pascoe has switched parties and is seeking reelection as a Republican.

He has “conservative values.”

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Thomas March 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

“conservative values”

DRINK!

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm Reply
M326 March 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm

This is the same attorney general who does not respond to FOIA requests–in and of itself a violation of the law. Makes one wonder what there is to hide.

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HD March 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm

I’m curious as to what kind of information one would expect to get from the AG in FOIA request?

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Town Crier March 29, 2016 at 1:03 am

*Think* M326 may be referring to the James Brown estate case and a FOIA request that went unanswered.

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Alex March 29, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Lying Sam Griswold is M326. He admits it in a post below.

Sam Griswold does the bidding of Senator Hugh Leatherman. Sam Griswold is posting viscous and false comments about Alan Wilson and he could not do so without permission from Senator Hugh Leatherman.

Question is, why has Senator Hugh Leatherman ordered attacks on Alan Wilson? What has Wilson done to Leatherman?

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M326 March 28, 2016 at 9:01 pm

What a massive trick played on the people of SC. We need to get rid of this scum as fast as possible.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 29, 2016 at 2:00 am

I agree! How much better it would have been had the electorate used the powers of discernment and common sense and not elected him to begin with!!!! Moreso, had they not re-elected him.

The vision-impaired guy who ran against him two years ago would have been so much better a choice.

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RonnieR March 29, 2016 at 11:23 am

There you go again, talking about Pres. Obama and his band of merry men…

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truthbetole March 29, 2016 at 12:07 am

Well, well, well….what do we have here…

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Nölff March 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

I remember when people sung praise to Alan Wilson’s name. He’s a sad sack of shit like the rest of them.

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ELCID March 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

The SC Supreme Court is elected by the same crooked officials Wilson is protecting.
The only people who can put these crooks in jail are the FEDS.

That’s what needs to be done. Bring in the FEDS: now.

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Manray9 March 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

Thug? C’mon Sic. Kinda tired isn’t it?

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KarmaLives!!! March 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

SLED needs to clean up its own act prior to casting stones.
I’m still trying to figure out how, exactly, they were successful in thwarting all attempts at investigating what several of their agents were doing in the office of then DPS Director Boykin Rose in the middle of the night, using flashlights, rather than just turning on the lights. Also, they initially denied this even taking place, until Director Rose produced the videotape.
Anyway, I understand that all of that came out when Robert Stewart tried to become the US Marshal for South Carolina. It’s one of those things that he just couldn’t sweep past a true investigation, and he subsequently had to either withdraw from consideration, or be rejected by federal authorities.
He chose to withdraw, if I’m correct, which I believe I am
Karma’s really a bitch sometimes.

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tomstickler March 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm Reply
Eyes Wide Open March 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Funny how everyone assumes that Pascoe is above reproach. That guy is pursuing this phase of the corruption investigation solely for his political aspirations. He is extremely untrustworthy and has only only his personal ambition as his compass.

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M326 March 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Time to bring in the FEDS! They are the only ones to save us now.

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