by Locker Room contributor
The panel selected by Gov. Bev Perdue’s public safety chief to figure out what happened to former Gov. Mike Easley’s 2005 travel records found nothing, reports the News & Observer.
The 10-page report was signed by Willis Whichard, a former state Supreme Court justice and former Campbell University law school dean; Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator, former SBI director and former state attorney general; and Ralph Walker, a former superior and court of appeals judge and former director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Easley told the panel that he was not aware that the records were even kept. The panel found Easley’s story credible.
“While it is, of course, possible that it is not true, we can point to nothing that would enable someone to prove it false,” the panel wrote.
The panel began its investigation after a Highway Patrol secretary told The News & Observer that she was told to save space on her computer by deleting the records even though she didn’t have a shortage of space on her machine.