(The fat lady has sung – promoted by DavidThi808)
POLS UPDATE: 7NEWS reporting:
The man Scott McInnis blamed for the plagiarized material in an article on water rights told CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia, the candidate for Governor lied and he wants to set the record straight.
In an exclusive interview, Rolly Fischer told Ferrugia, he did not know his research was going to be used for articles for which McInnis was paid $300,000 by a private foundation.
Ferrugia asked, “Rolly, is Scott McInnis lying to us?”
After some thought, Fischer said, “Yes.”
POLS UPDATE #2: If the above report from 7NEWS is true, then what the hell was McInnis’ spokesman telling 9NEWS this afternoon? About as red-handed as it gets:
Duffy says Fischer added, “‘I feel terrible… I thought they were in the public domain,'” referring to the documents Fischer allegedly copied.
Duffy says the McInnis campaign asked him to comment on the allegations. According to Duffy, Fischer said he would write a response to them Tuesday evening after he returned from a doctor’s appointment.
This is a pretty remarkable thing to witness, folks. Original post follows.
On Channel 7 News at 10:00 p.m. this evening Rolly Fischer put the last nail in Mr. McInnis’ political coffin.
Reporter John Ferrugia interviewed Rolly Fischer at his home on the West Slope. Mr. Fischer flatly said he was not responsible for the plagiarized documents and then came the bombshell.
Mr. McInnis sent Mr. Fischer a draft letter today and ask him to sign it. The letter in essence said Mr. Fischer took full responsibility and blame for the plagiarized article at the center of this scandal. Mr. Fischer has no intention of signing the letter.
Mr. McInnis is now attempting to manufacture exculpatory evidence. In criminal law that is called suborning perjury. He has asked someone who was a supporter and friend to lie and smear that man’s reputation to save his political hide. Mr. McInnis is a fraud.
Nothing matters now except when will Mr. McInnis withdraw from the primary. He is a disgrace to the Republican Party and to his profession.