Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Defers Kitzhaber Investigation to Feds

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced this afternoon that she will "temporarily defer the Oregon Department of Justice’s investigation" into allegations against former Gov. John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes, at the request of federal authorities."In return, the U.S. Attorney's Office has agreed to share information with the state once the far-ranging federal criminal investigation ...   More
 
Friday, February 27, 2015 by Beth Slovic

Ringing the Truth


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One question swirling around former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, concerns the status of their relationship: With criminal investigations ongoing, would getting married pr   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Relying On An Old Man’s Money

After Hayes got nearly $40,000 from an octogenarian, Kitzhaber bailed her out.


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Tom Bates could have warned former Gov. John Kitzhaber about getting mixed up with Cylvia Hayes’ finances. Bates’ father, Whitney Bates, was 46 years older than Hayes when he became enthralled   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

What He Left Behind

Emails ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office sought to destroy reveal tensions over power, money and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.


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Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned last week amid allegations his fiancee, former first lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes, improperly used her access to him to influence state policy while benefiting f   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber's Office Sought To Destroy Thousands of His Emails

Records show state bureaucrats refused to carry out the request

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Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office last week requested state officials destroy thousands of records in the governor’s personal email accounts, according to records obtained by WW and 101.9 KINK/FM News 101 KXL.The request came as investigations into allegations of influence-peddling involving Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes were intensifying. Records show the request to destroy Kitzhaber’s emails ...   More
 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Summoned Secretary of State Kate Brown Back to Oregon to Discuss His Resignation

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Gov. John Kitzhaber personally telephoned Secretary of State Kate Brown on Tuesday afternoon and summoned her back to Oregon from Washington, D.C. so they could discuss his plan to resign. Two sources tell WW that Kitzhaber called Brown to ask for an immediate face-to-face meeting. Two additional sources confirm Kitzhaber’s intention. By law, Brown would become governor in the event that Kitzhaber, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Gov. John Kitzhaber and AG Ellen Rosenblum Disagree on Scope of Investigation

AG thinks she's heading a criminal probe; Kitzhaber says he didn't give her that authority.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum are already in conflict over the scope of the investigation the Oregon Department of Justice can conduct into allegations of wrongdoing by the governor and first lady Cylvia Hayes. On Monday morning, Kitzhaber asked Rosenblum for a “full and independent factual review” of allegations that Kitzhaber and Hayes engaged in influence-peddling ...   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Used His Authority to Aid First Lady Cylvia Hayes' Client, New Records Show

Hayes also directed state employees to benefit her client's political agenda.

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Newly released emails show Gov. John Kitzhaber gave First Lady Cylvia Hayes extraordinary influence over the highest levels of state government, allowing her to promote the agendas of her private consulting client. The emails, released to WW and other media on Friday by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, are important for a number of reasons:  First, Oregon law prohibits public ...   More
 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

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