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Haley flatly denies affair with political blogger
LIVE5NEWS.COM ^ | 27 MAY 2010 | LIVE 5 NEWS

Posted on 05/27/2010 3:32:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The political blogger who shocked the governor's race Monday by alleging an affair between himself and candidate Rep. Nikki Haley released phone records Thursday that he says are just more evidence to prove his claim.

Will Folks, operator of FITSNews.com, says the records are just more proof of the "inappropriate physical relationship" between him and the three-term legislator.

The 987 pages worth of phone records show Folks' cell phone usage from February 2007 to earlier this month. They cover thousands of incoming and outgoing numbers and some of them went to or from Haley's number.

Haley says the phone calls are the result of a working relationship she had with Folks at the time and nothing more. She also once again flatly denied any sort of relationship with Folks.

"My husband and I have been completely faithful to each other for 13 years," said Haley, issuing her second denial in as many days. "There is no truth to the allegations and people have been overwhelmingly supportive."

Pointing to the political process, Haley says the allegations are just another reason why "good people don't run" for office.

As for the phone calls, she says they are the result of a working relationship she had with Folks at the time and nothing more.

When questioned about potential legal action against Folks, Haley says she has spoke with her husband and said there would be steps taken in due time.

"There will be a time and place for when all this is over that we will take care of this accordingly," said Haley.

Haley was the benefactor of two endorsements in May. One from Republican icon and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the other from former first lady Jenny Sanford. She also leads the race, according to two polls.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dirtytrickromney; donahue; romney; wesleydonahue

1 posted on 05/27/2010 3:32:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The political blogger who shocked the governor's race Monday by alleging an affair

Well, honestly.. who is surprised?

Bloggers are scum. Each and severally.

Check our own FR bloggers forum.. it's rife with diseased degenerates.

2 posted on 05/27/2010 3:35:28 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
What this article does not mention is that the accuser has a record for domestic assault. Any man who beats up on women should not be given the time of day on any subject. And reporters who miss this fact seem to be misreporting the whole subject.

Congressman Billybob

Don't Tread On Me (9/12 photo and poster)"

When I Was a Child...

3 posted on 05/27/2010 3:37:12 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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Well... I'm 96% sure, the truth will come out at the end... It will be interesting to see who is telling the truth!

Popcorn please :)

4 posted on 05/27/2010 3:38:43 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: upchuck; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy

I believe Haley. Her accuser is not a credible person. At worst IMHO, Haley was too trusting of a co-worker.


5 posted on 05/27/2010 3:45:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
There will be a time and place for when all this is over that we will take care of this accordingly," said Haley.

Sounds like hedging.

6 posted on 05/27/2010 3:48:17 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I want to believe her and I mostly do. But it just seems like every time something like this comes up, the truth is not pleasant.


7 posted on 05/27/2010 3:51:47 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: Congressman Billybob

Congressman Billybob,
I have missed your stories and comments! If you have been busy with something else and haven’t been posting, I say, “Welcome back!”


8 posted on 05/27/2010 3:58:29 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Congressman Billybob

Amen, HURRAH!


9 posted on 05/27/2010 4:30:27 PM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Watch haley’s eyes in that interview. She doesn’t rapid-blink, and she doesn’t look down, she looks right at the person doing the interview. I believe Haley. GO HALEY!!!


10 posted on 05/27/2010 4:40:38 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: ElPatriota
Well... I'm 96% sure, the truth will come out at the end... It will be interesting to see who is telling the truth!

Folks said he was going to release the records proving his allegations 2 days ago.

Still waiting.

11 posted on 05/27/2010 4:43:14 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Don’t be fooled.

This is all about smearing Palin.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 4:51:52 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: StolarStorm

This guy seems like a lowlife, but I don’t know Haley, either.

So I won’t make a judgement yet.


13 posted on 05/27/2010 4:55:29 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: humblegunner
Bloggers are scum. Each and severally. Check our own FR bloggers forum.. it's rife with diseased degenerates.

Yet ironically they are more trustworthy than the New York Times or CBS News, etc.
Go figure..

14 posted on 05/27/2010 4:59:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: airborne
Folks said he was going to release the records proving his allegations 2 days ago.

The wait is over. That scumbag Folks has just released undeniable proof that there was indeed a rumor.

15 posted on 05/27/2010 5:01:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

My first thought when I read the FR Bloggers are “scum” inference was a description of the many “lurkers” that do drive-by posts then retreat back to the HuffPo.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 5:13:41 PM PDT by castowell ("I'm 95% cured" - BHO, 6/23/09)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I also think he is a lowlife. He acts as though he doesn’t want to be involved but his actions say the exact opposite. Maybe he should get a job with the current regime. He would fit right in.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 5:43:10 PM PDT by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Nikki Haley bump!

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18 posted on 05/27/2010 9:13:24 PM PDT by upchuck (Criminal aliens are destroying America. Look what they've done to the White House.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We now have the phone records. This PROVES that Folks was on the phone with Nikki OFTEN in 2007! VERY often! Because they WORKED together!

No transcripts.

No incriminating or off-colored recordings.

No lurid pictures.

No evidence.

No proof.

No facts.

Just rumors, innuendo, and accusations.

And a shady political blogger with a criminal background who plays fast and loose with the truth to get what he wants, to accomplish his goals.

Oh, and did I mention his connections to a Republican operative with connections to a Free Times Reporter, AND a FORMER Haley Staffer who NOW works for her chief rival Congressman Gresham Barrett? Just a coincidence, I’m SURE...

Right...

Nikki — I’m STILL praying for and supporting for you! I HOPE AND PRAY we in SC can find out who’s BEHIND Folks and his shenanigans — I’d DEARLY love throw their careers into the crapper in short order....


19 posted on 05/27/2010 10:08:36 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: ElPatriota
Here’s the problem. It can take years for Haley to prove this wrong. The mud slingers only need weeks. I feel and have met Conngressman Billybob and my belief is this is totally malarkey. If anyone else wins and gives Folkes any type of position then I will denounce them till the day I die.
20 posted on 05/27/2010 11:58:58 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Nonstatist

sounds like hedging?

Sounds like she’s in the middle of a campaign for the GOP nomination for governor of her state, and a lowlife is trying to derail that campaign. Any effort spent now is a diversion. If she gives this one second more attention than it deserves, he has succeeded.

There will be plenty of time to pursue legal remedies later. The primary is June 8; if she wins that, the general election is in November. The statute of limitations for libel/slander will run well after those elections are concluded and well into her term, if elected.


21 posted on 05/28/2010 12:24:39 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Correct analysis. The sewer worm Folks doesnt need or deserve more attention right now. I am adding to Haleys funds to make sure she wins. Go Nikki.


22 posted on 05/28/2010 3:47:56 AM PDT by doosee
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I keep hearing this smear can be traced to Andre Bauer. To his credit, Bauer will NEVER be accused of having an affair...well...with a woman.


23 posted on 05/28/2010 5:34:49 AM PDT by Salo
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To: Lancey Howard

The FITSnews site is basically SC’s version of salon.com. This guy is a complete dbag.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 6:18:42 AM PDT by Palmetto
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To: humblegunner

Anti-blogite!


25 posted on 05/29/2010 1:31:36 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: upchuck

Are you backing Hailey for the primary?


26 posted on 05/29/2010 1:32:26 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Salo

Hiyo


27 posted on 05/29/2010 1:32:53 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy
Are you backing Hailey for the primary?

I am backing Nikki to be the next governor of South Carolina.

28 posted on 05/29/2010 6:46:54 AM PDT by upchuck (Criminal aliens are destroying America. Look what they've done to the White House.)
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To: upchuck

I’d go with anybody but Bauer.

What’s your opinion of McMaster?


29 posted on 05/31/2010 3:11:12 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy
What’s your opinion of McMaster?

Good ole' boy politician. At the debate on May 7th he spent much of his speaking time taking his glasses on and off and telling us how he filed suit against nobamacare.

We need new blood in Columbia. We need Nikki Haley.

30 posted on 05/31/2010 4:31:53 PM PDT by upchuck (Criminal aliens are destroying America. Look what they've done to the White House.)
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