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FBI subpoenas Easley travel records [Former NC Governor (Dem)]
Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | May 15, 2009 | J. ANDREW CURLISS

Posted on 05/15/2009 10:04:13 AM PDT by NCDragon

The FBI issued a subpoena to the state Highway Patrol today, ordering the agency to produce all records related to private air travel of the Easley family.

The request is made as part of a grand jury investigation, according to the documents. The grand jury meets next week, according to the subpoena.

Besides seeking information about the private travels of former Gov. Mike Easley, his wife Mary Easley and his son Michael Easley Jr., the subpoena requests documents relating to:

Payments made in exchange for the air travel.

Communications with the Easley family regarding the private travel.

Communications regarding public inquiries surrounding the air travel.

The state Highway Patrol's records retention policy.

The retention or destruction of records related to travel by the Easley family.

The News & Observer published a story on Saturday detailing private flights that the former governor took based on records Easley had kept secret while in office. Some flights were free, according to aircraft owners and pilots who flew him. Some were not reported on campaign disclosure reports, though the records show that they were campaign flights.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: demcorruption; democrats

1 posted on 05/15/2009 10:04:14 AM PDT by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

Related link @ WRAL:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/5154263/


2 posted on 05/15/2009 10:05:11 AM PDT by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: NCDragon

Dem or Rep???


3 posted on 05/15/2009 10:08:56 AM PDT by goodnesswins (WE have a REPUBLIC.....IF we can KEEP IT!!!)
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To: NCDragon
Can I assume that the failure to mention party affiliation in this story means that Easly’s a RAT?
5 posted on 05/15/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: JackRyanCIA

Should have known he’s a DEM. Not a word in the article.


6 posted on 05/15/2009 10:13:17 AM PDT by surrey
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To: goodnesswins

Wiki says dem.

Usually if party is not identified in a scandal story by MSM, the subject is dem.

They always identify republicans.


7 posted on 05/15/2009 10:13:29 AM PDT by Califreak (Stammer Lee, TOTUS and Beltway Bob have turned 1600 into a circus)
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To: NCDragon

Why are they investigating Easley and family?


9 posted on 05/15/2009 10:17:03 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspell.)
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To: NCDragon

Now that you mention it...his party affiliation (DEMOCROOK), is NOT listed in either article? Imagine that... could it be a mistake by the Drive-by media? *snort*

Some additional news, the current State of NC AG (Ray Cooper),just indicated that he won’t be running for the Senate position currently filled by Richard Burr...NOW maybe he can get off his duff and start the investigation he was afraid to begin due to losing Democrook support in NC!


10 posted on 05/15/2009 10:21:30 AM PDT by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: theDentist

http://www.newsobserver.com/2972/story/1520021.html

Easley’s secret flights skirted the law
A group of affluent supporters flew the former governor where he wanted to go; the expensive trips, to fundraisers and vacations, were rarely reported.


11 posted on 05/15/2009 10:21:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: goodnesswins

The fact it wasn’t referenced in the report must mean the guy is a Democrat.


12 posted on 05/15/2009 10:28:36 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: NCDragon

They start investigating all of this AFTER he’s been out of office for 6 months? I question the timing of this!


13 posted on 05/15/2009 10:30:48 AM PDT by lwd (Miss California is MY Miss USA!!!)
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To: Califreak
Weasely is a Dem.

There's more corruption here in NC than there was up north.

There's a straight-arrow AG here named Roy Cooper shining a light in a lot of inconvenient corners. Lots of roaches scurrying around.

14 posted on 05/15/2009 10:39:49 AM PDT by wbill
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To: NCDragon
I hadn't heard that Cooper was sitting out this run for Senate.

Bodes well on a couple of fronts.... 1) We need someone here locally to keep after the cleanup.

2) IMHO, someone told him that he'd have problems winning in 2010.

15 posted on 05/15/2009 10:42:41 AM PDT by wbill
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To: All
The reason the investigation did not start until recently was the fact that Easley’s travel records were not released until recently by the new Governor, Bev Perdue. It is hard to investigate travel records that are secret.
16 posted on 05/15/2009 10:46:12 AM PDT by bennowens
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To: NCDragon

BUMP!


17 posted on 05/15/2009 10:46:38 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


18 posted on 05/15/2009 10:48:12 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: maggief

http://www.newsobserver.com/content/media/2009/5/15/subpoena.pdf

PDF of subpoena


19 posted on 05/15/2009 10:54:07 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: NCDragon

Culture of corruption.


20 posted on 05/15/2009 10:56:35 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: abb

Thanks, abb.


21 posted on 05/15/2009 11:04:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: wbill

You got that right...I lived in NC for several months and was astounded by the number of pols in jail, convicted and ready to go to jail or being investigated. Then there was all the police corruption. What a hole...all courtesy of the dems...and voters who just can’t kick the govt hand out habit.


22 posted on 05/15/2009 11:25:24 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: abb

Thanks for the ping, abb.

Hot water for Easley...


23 posted on 05/15/2009 11:29:40 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

And remember who it was that appointed most of the judges and district attorneys in the state.


24 posted on 05/15/2009 11:31:20 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Califreak
Usually i[I]f party is not identified in a scandal story by MSM, the subject is dem.

They always identify republicans in the headline and in first sentence.

25 posted on 05/15/2009 12:13:50 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: maggief

http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1529081.html

State to investigate Easley campaign

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1529080.html

Campbell resigns as NCSU board chairman


26 posted on 05/15/2009 12:43:38 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: MitchellC

ping


27 posted on 05/15/2009 12:52:07 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Can I assume that the failure to mention party affiliation in this story means that Easly’s a RAT

It's the local newspaper, so no need to mention party. Everybody here knows who Easley is, and NC governors are always Democrats. We've only had 2 or 3 Republican governors since Reconstruction. It's common knowledge here.

28 posted on 05/15/2009 1:05:05 PM PDT by Sandy
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To: wbill

Yep that’s correct. People would be amazed to find out how much corruption exists in NC.


29 posted on 05/15/2009 1:10:12 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

MSM has no idea how predictable and stale they are.


30 posted on 05/15/2009 1:21:41 PM PDT by Califreak (Stammer Lee, TOTUS and Beltway Bob have turned 1600 into a circus)
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BTTT!


31 posted on 05/15/2009 4:20:26 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: NCDragon

Easley is best known nationally as the idiot who appointed Mike Nifong as Durham District Attorney.


32 posted on 05/15/2009 4:52:36 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: abb

How convenient that the Grand Jury waits until the crook is out of office before beginning an investigation. They should start right now on Bev Perdue for her theft of State Education Lottery funds for general fund use, and for her grabbing the Federal bailout funds for her hometown cronies.


33 posted on 05/15/2009 4:57:33 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: TommyDale

All roads lead to Durham. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


34 posted on 05/15/2009 6:00:08 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; alethia; ...

NC ping!

Sorry for the ping delay folks, and the lack of html. I’m freeping from a different computer and hopefully I’ve pieced together the current names list.

Thanks to abb for the ping.


35 posted on 05/15/2009 6:33:17 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: TommyDale
So true. They wait long enough so that NC (without MY vote) elected a weak female Democrat governor rather than her very strong Republican opponent. Had Obama not been on the ballot, the outcome would have been different. I have been a NC State Employee for over 25 years and our financial situation has never been so dire - yet not one hint of the “impending doom” came to light last year so that the sheeple would put the Dems back in office.
36 posted on 05/15/2009 7:35:07 PM PDT by srmorton (Chose life!)
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To: NCDragon

This stuff never happens when the democrat is in office. It magically remains behind the door.


37 posted on 05/16/2009 4:40:33 AM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: srmorton

I’m sending an amount equal to half of one percent of my salary to the Hunt Cartel, care of Jim Hunt,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hunt

like Mayors Daley, one of the longest running political cartels, now in it’s 16th year.


38 posted on 05/16/2009 6:30:23 AM PDT by defeat_the_dem_igods
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To: surrey

Should have known he’s a DEM. Not a word in the article.

But it is in the title. (Unless it was added later.)


39 posted on 05/16/2009 6:45:20 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: IM2MAD

It’s in the post not in the Raleigh newspaper article.


40 posted on 05/16/2009 8:06:40 AM PDT by surrey
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