Haley Releases E-Mails After Affair Allegations 8-20-2010 - FOX Carolina 21

Haley Releases E-Mails After Affair Allegations 8-20-2010

South Carolina's Republican gubernatorial nominee is looking to bolster her key issue of government transparency by releasing her legislative e-mails.
State Rep. Nikki Haley's campaign allowed media to see 10,000 pages of legislative correspondence Friday afternoon -- three months after they were requested.
The campaign required reporters to view the documents at her office and make no copies.
The e-mails were pulled from the state's computer server from April to July 2010.
The bulk of the e-mails were mass blasts from conservative organizations and other statewide campaigns.
A small portion were requests for help from constituents and congratulatory messages on her June primary and runoff wins.
Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Haley also does work through a personal e-mail account but additional messages will not be made public.
Haley has made government accountability and transparency a main issue.
Democratic opponent Vincent Sheheen has criticized her for her reluctance to release her documents.
Media outlets including The Associated Press requested a review of Haley's e-mails after political blogger Will Folks claimed they had an affair.
Folks said on his blog that most of the e-mail correspondence between him and Haley took place on her personal e-mail account and not her legislative account. He said that he expects little evidence of the affair in the e-mails released Friday.
“Only a few of the emails in my possession came from Rep. Haley’s state account, as she typically chose to correspond with me using her Yahoo account,” Folks said on his blog fitsnews.com.
At least one other person besides Folks has alleged an affair with Haley.
Haley has denied all of the allegations of infidelity.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.