Why did NCGOP hire a private eye?

According to the party’s latest financial report, a payment of nearly $5000 was made to Scott & Associates Investigations of Greensboro on April 10.

I understand that opposition research is an integral part of a political organization’s business plan.  Malleus Political Strategies of Raleigh got paid for some of that on April 4.

(I have to say it IS interesting the party is conducting oppo during primary season — before even the Democrats have selected their nominees.)

But Scott & Associates appears to be a bit different from Malleus.  According to their website, Scott & Associates advertises itself as “investigative & protective teams of experienced investigators and security personnel.” 

Couldn’t find ONE MENTION of political campaign work.  

Here are some testimonials from what appear to be satisfied customers of Scott & Associates:

[…] 
“That was my family money he was using to support his little girlfriend and HIS two children. I knew all those so-called ‘mission trips’ were complete bull#*@&!!”
-Retired Senior Citizen’s wife

“My attorney said you guys were the best! Thank you for getting the proof we had to have. It was like Christmas in May!”
Physician’s Spouse
-Wnston-Salem, NC

“That GPS (Tracking System) is like having an “invisible P.I.” in the back seat with a cell phone.”

-CEO
-Los Angeles, CA

A thousand thanks is not enough (arrested and in a third world jail.) I thought I’d die there! I’ll never leave home again.

-College Grad Student-
Asheville, NC

“Nothing is more important to me than my kids. Thank you so much.” (We found her children 1800 miles away and retrieved them from non-custodial father who illegally abducted them.)

Working Single Mother
Greensboro, NC

And HERE are some of Scott’s offerings to potential clients:

  • Worldwide Investigative Contacts and Offices in USA and the Dominican Republic  More than 800 professional, screened, locally licensed investigators in 77 different countries.

** To Date:  We’ve worked successfully in 80 countries.   […]   Trust us with your needs in North Carolina, Asian Countries, the Caribbean Islands, and all of Latin America!

Investigative & Protective Teams of Experienced Investigators and Security Personnel

             Experienced Male or Female agents, armed or unarmed as needed.

  • Free Initial Consultation

             Our Clients decide if investigation is warranted or economically worthwhile, at no initial cost or obligation, and all the while we maintain everything they say as completely confidential.

  • Equitable fees

             Affordable rates, professionally and diplomatically established with our Clients.

  • State of the Art Equipment

             GPS tracking and recording systems; covert cameras and night vision video for evidence and a dramatic courtroom impression. 

Electronic Countermeasures License #67.  We have equipment for finding hidden cameras and transmitters.  We are Licensed for professional “debugging” of vehicles, telephones, and offices.  Please call us from a secure or safe phone[….]

12 comments for “Why did NCGOP hire a private eye?

  1. john steed
    July 4, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    One hopes that this is some election related investigation of some Democrat politician, not spending money on factional infighting within the GOP. I am curious if they advised the Central Committee of this expenditure?

    Some of the extracurricular antics of a former Democrat legislative leader who always left his wife back home would have been grist for the mill of a PI, for example. If this is related to squabbles within the party, however, it would be unconscionable to spend GOP contributors money that way.

  2. patrick
    July 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    One can only hope the PI was sent on a mission to find the conservatism the NCGOP has misplaced over the years

  3. Myron Smith
    July 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

    If anyone knows why GOP was spending funds for Private Investigation, POST info. GOP should respond!

    • J.P. Jones
      July 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Does anyone on the Central Committee feel obliged to enlighten us on this? Is anyone on the Executive Committee even aware of this?

    • GUWonder
      July 5, 2018 at 8:05 am

      Woodhouse often posts “explanations” on the DH, but he does not seem to want to on this one.

  4. July 5, 2018 at 9:00 am

    This is typical work done against some of our GENERAL ELECTION OPPONENTS

    And remember that tiiming is closely connected to the candidate filing period.

    The democrats filed a number of candidates that simply don’t appear to live
    Where they say they do. However the court this year made residency challenges almost impossible

    • Truth Hurts
      July 6, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Hmmm. Filing period for primaries ended 2/28. This payment was made in April. Democrats still hadn’t voted on their nominees. This “explanation” from mistah outhouse smells like B.S. to me.

  5. Bob Mason
    July 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Maybe they are trying to figure out how removing the Chairman did not result in the Vice-Chairman filling the empty slot.

    • patrick
      July 5, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      or why when the state convention was the following weekend why the delegates to the state convention were not given to the chance to vote to replace the ousted chairman then again how many of those same delegates are still active in the party

      • J.P. Jones
        July 6, 2018 at 7:54 am

        That coup severely damaged the NCGOP.

  6. Carl Mischka
    July 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    As a District Chair and member of the Central Committee I can tell you that, like Obama always said, I learn from the newspapers (TDH) just like everyone else re Private Eyes, jets to Arkansas, payments to fund raisers, etc., the “inner circle” may know, but not me. Weekly conference calls on important issues are in order.

    • Dallas Outhouse
      July 6, 2018 at 7:10 am

      You Central Committee and Executive Committee peons are just window dressing, like figurehead “chairman” Rockin Robin Hayes. I am the one who runs the NCGOPe. Get used to it and get over it. I make the decisions in the party.

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