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BlueCross BlueShield asked for information in State House probe

A state grand jury has asked for information from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina as part of its ongoing probe into public corruption at the S.C. State House. Meanwhile, a subpoena sent the state Ports Authority indicates investigators are targeting the political empire of consultant Richard Quinn.

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House Russia probe in chaos over news Trump found in foreign surveillance reports

Two days after the directors of the FBI and the National Security Agency publicly repudiated Trump’s tweeted allegations about being wiretapped at Trump Tower by the Obama administration, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes tried Wednesday to revive those allegations with confusing revelations that Trump and his advisers turned up intelligence reports derived from court-ordered foreign surveillance. Democrats immediately cried foul, saying Nunes had shown himself unqualified to run an objective investigation by going public with the information before he’d shared it with other members of the committee.

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Why Sen. John Courson was indicted, wrapped up by corruption probe

The powerful Columbia political consulting firm Richard Quinn & Associates plays a key role in the indictments of veteran Repubican state Sen. John Courson, R-Richland. Courson, 72, a state senator since 1985, was indicted by the State Grand Jury late Thursday on two counts of misconduct in office and one count of using campaign money for personal expenses. The indictments were made public Friday morning.
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Why Sen. John Courson was indicted, wrapped up by corruption probe 1:48

Why Sen. John Courson was indicted, wrapped up by corruption probe

How Rep. Jim Merrill got wrapped up in the S.C. Corruption Probe 1:03

How Rep. Jim Merrill got wrapped up in the S.C. Corruption Probe

Quinndom could face threat of corruption investigation 2:14

Quinndom could face threat of corruption investigation

Why are people so angry? 1:50

Why are people so angry?