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Denial: A river in Egypt AND the prevailing state of mind on Hillsborough St.

  NCGOP bigwigs in Raleigh had a conference call with regional GOP leaders from throughout the state.  Guess what the prevailing topic of conversation was? We heard from a number of participants who described Raleigh’s reaction to the Hayes scandal as “pathetic.” Sources say NCGOP…

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Lt. Dan’s Lindberg connection?

    Robin Hayes’s relationship with Eric Lindberg earned the state Republican Party chairman a federal indictment.  Now, we come across THIS on Facebook:     There were also media reports in 2018 about  PACs tied to Forest getting endowed quite generously by Lindberg:  …

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The Hayes scandal: Who sent the screen shot?

  This is some Hollywood-worthy stuff here. Here is the indictment of Robin Hayes and three others.  Check out Item 77 on page 16: Soooo — a screenshot confirmation of a wire transfer from the NCGOP HQ to the Causey campaign was sent to the…

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NCGOP’s weak response to l’affaire Hayes

  Here’s the official word from NCGOP’s — apparently NEW — lawyer Josh Howard: “Early this morning, the North Carolina Republican Party was made aware of several indictments surrounding the conduct of a major donor to both major political parties and two of his associates. The…

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Politico: Mark Walker IS ‘Public Official A.’

  We raised the question about this anonymous official described in the indictment of Robin Hayes.  Politico appears to have found the answer: Republican Rep. Mark Walker has been caught up in a federal corruption probe that has rocked the North Carolina Republican Party and…

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WHO is ‘Public Official A’ ?

  After reading through the indictment of Robin Hayes, Eric Lindberg, et. al., I came across this curious passage:   […] Use of Another Public Official to Contact the COMMISSIONER   Between on or about February1,2018, and on or about February 4, 2018, GRAY and…

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Feds: Hayes conspired to BRIBE, LIED to the FBI

  It’s getting worse, people.  Details from the US attorney’s office are shedding even more light on the accusations against the sitting NCGOP chairman.   Here’s a copy of the indictment against Robin Hayes and three others.     (Proceed carefully,  The details in the…

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Robin Hayes: INDICTED !!!

  It appears there WAS more to the resignation story than falling down and going BOOM or “complications from hip surgery.” Here’s the latest from MISTER Ochsner:   A federal grand jury has indicted multiple people in connection with an ongoing investigation involving donations made…

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And then there were FOUR!

  Robin Hayes’s surprise announcement of his abandonment of a reelection bid as NCGOP chairman has set off a wave of skullduggery, double-crossing and back-stabbing not seen in politics since that whole Ides of March unpleasantness.     Hayes — not seen in public since…

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The perils of not paying close attention to your local school board

  A board of directors is meant to give direction to an  organization’s paid staff.  Not to sit back and wait for the paid staff to tell them what is going to happen.   Unfortunately, the latter is most often the scenario you find in…