Double Barreled Federal Blasts: Feds To Investigate Kitzhaber ON TWO FRONTS
From 54°40 or Fight blog
Congress AND the Feds Investigate Kitzhaber: Friday evening, hours after Democrat John Kitzhaber announced that he will resign effective February 18, the State of Oregon was hit with a double dose of federal problems.
First, as Willamette Week reported, the US Department of Justice has issued broad subpoenas for records pertaining to the Governor and First Lady:
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal subpoenas with the state of Oregon seeking records related to outgoing Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes. The subpoenas seek all “information, records and documents, including data electronically or digitally stored on computer devices” relating to Kitzhaber, Hayes, 15 other people and 11 state agencies, including the governor’s office. Federal investigators are seeking records related to privateconsulting contracts Hayes obtained while she was serving as first lady and policy adviser to Kitzhaber over the past four years.The contracts paid Hayes more than $200,000.
The subpoenas, signed by U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall, were served on the Oregon Department of Administrative Services this afternoon, only hours after Kitzhaber announced his resignation.