U.S. Attorney in Portland launches federal grand jury investigation into Gov. Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes
The U.S. Attorney in Portland, through the activation of a federal grand jury, has launched a state government-wide investigation into what appears to be any government agency, private company, professional association or trade group or individual that had anything to do with Cylvia Hayes’ role as First Lady and her alleged “influence peddling” in getting certain economic policies adopted and people hired to implement them; also, to determine to whatever extent Governor Kitzhaber knew what was going on, or was an active supporter of Hayes’ activities.
The U.S. Attorney’s action will certainly put Kitzhaber and Hayes into legal and political quarantine through next Wednesday when Kitzhaber formally steps down and Secretary of State Kate Brown steps up to become the next Governor of Oregon.
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