A lawyer for Lt. Governor candidate, Senator Bryce Reeves, is asking a judge to allow depositions on his opponent Senator Jill Vogel and her husband Alex Vogel over emails they allegedly sent in an effort to spread a rumor that Reeves was having an extramarital affair with an aide. There has never been any evidence of such an affair. The emails came from Alex Vogel’s phone and the Vogel family’s IP address. Reeves is asking for a hearing to be scheduled before May 24. The Vogels are objecting. Previously Reeves subpoenaed two of Jill Vogel’s campaign supporters, Waverly Woods and Ron Hedlund to depose them.
Jill Vogel denies having sent the emails. She believes she is “the target of a political stunt.” However she has consistently refused to turn over her husband’s cell phone and other electronic devices to be examined by a third party, independent, forensic expert.
According to Libby Lock, Bryce Reeves’ attorney, Senator Vogel “is doing everything she can” to avoid answering questions about the emails.
“She has refused Senator Reeves’ request to conduct an independent forensic analysis to determine whether her computer system was actually hacked, and now she is insisting that she should be exempt from participating in routine civil discovery. That does not sound like someone who wants to seek the truth; it sounds like someone who wants to hide behind a lawyer so the truth never comes out. What is Jill Vogel hiding?”
Senator Reeves court request to depose Jill and Alex Vogel can be viewed here.
On June 13th Vogel, Reeves, and Glenn Davis will face each other in a Republican primary for Lt. Governor.
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