Nah, her lawyer, Whitney Boise, who argued that she wasn't a public official, now argues that she was, and so the state should pay her lawyer fees (to him).
Citing a state finding that Hayes was a public official, Portland attorney Whitney Boise last week asked the state Justice Department to approve state payment for his work in a court fight over Hayes' emails. The agency has yet to respond.
If the request is granted, the cost of her legal fight will ultimately be borne by taxpayers. The request follows a federal judge's recent decision to give Hayes federally paid defense attorneys as she faces a sweeping influence peddling investigation.
Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! She's fighting a public records request and subsequent order from the state AG to release the records; first arguing that they're private and she was never a public official and now arguing that she was a public official but the records are still private and the state should pay her lawyer fees so that she can keep fighting the release order. This is better than anything on television; the circular reasoning and subsequent levels of manipulation are simply amazing. No mere mortal author of fiction could make this sort of thing up, yet it's unfolding right here in little ol' Oregon.
Amusingly, even the hard Left has had about enough - nobody's defending her, and Retread's nowhere to be seen. Well, he did show up at Mount Hood Community College a couple of weeks back, where an event was held to honor the soy-sauce guy for his contribution of a million dollars or so, but other than that, Retread's been keeping his head down.
Not the First Squeeze, though: she's been on social media, praising Monica Lewinsky for her bold stand against public shaming and of course, fighting to keep her emails private because she because she wasn't a public official but then she was, but they're still private. And a federal judge appointed a taxpayer-funded set of lawyers to represent her on the federal charges that will be coming from the FBI, the IRS, and Congress.
You might want to invest in the makers of Kleenex, or maybe Costco. She'll be buying them by the case.
February 18, 2015, 5:41 pm
In a speech on April 14, 2014 at PSU, Hayes said: “There will be a book about this at some point, and I was getting some push back from the guys and one of them, ‘Well you know when you work for the governor’, and I immediately jumped in and said ‘I don’t work for the governor. I work for the Earth.'” Their jaws just dropped, and poor fellas. I could just seem them go ‘Hmmm. This is gonna be a bit different.”
Yeah, there will doubtless be a book about this. Just not what she had in mind. But since she worked for the Earth, why doesn't her lawyer send the bills there?