|'Wait, you want to depose me under oath concerning who is financing my lawsuit? You know $5,000 sounds like a reasonable settlement to me."|
On Thursday, the borough filed a motion brimming with exasperation, asking the court to order Miller to “stop playing games” and require Miller to produce the documents outlining his legal expenses and who has paid them, even though the case is close to being finally settled.
“At the risk of understatement, using campaign funds for personal reasons unrelated to the campaign would seem to be a problematic interpretation of federal election law,” the document states. “This is probably why Miller willfully refused to discuss his damages in any detail. … For unknown reasons, Miller has persistently and continually refused to ‘come clean’ about who was funding his litigation and in what amount.”
The latest filing also requests Miller pay the borough’s legal fees.
In previous documents Miller had cited attorney-client privilege as well as the need to hire an expert when declining to answer questions about his legal expenses.
In the months leading up to the judgment, Miller had offered to have the borough agree to a judgment of $50,000, then later $25,000. The borough made one settlement offer where Miller would get nothing.
The June 6 hearing resulted in a judge ruling against Miller’s claims for monetary compensation for damages resulting from the alleged leak of information. The only remaining issue after the hearing was the question of whether the borough had violated his privacy.
On June 18, the borough filed a request to depose Miller on July 31, where it would have also asked Miller to produce documents relating to his legal fees, any statements made by borough employees that he believed are false, secretly taped audio recordings of conversations with borough employees the borough believes he has as well as complete records of any conversations he had with political figures, such as Sarah Palin or David and Charles Koch, regarding his employment at the borough.
As we know on Tuesday, the day IMMEDIATELY after the borough's request to depose Miller, he SUDDENLY decided that this had gone on long enough and accepted a payoff of a measly $5,000.
Which of course means we now don't get to learn exactly who was financing Miller's personal crusade to punish the North Star Borough for daring to educate the voters of Alaska as to why they should NEVER elect Joe "Palin butt boy" Miller to political office in Alaska. And THAT, by the way, sucks!
But obviously it was somebody that Miller did NOT want revealed in court, and I am pretty sure that it was the same people who financed his Senate campaign in the first place. If that is true than Miller will do everything in his power to keep that quiet.
Want a hint? They were NOT from Alaska, and what they did (Which was well before Citizen's United) was VERY, VERY illegal at that time. And THAT is not something which the "Vaguely Bearded One" wants anybody to find out.
But do you know what? That information is on it's way. Oh yes it is!
And so is the connection between Miller, the GOP takeover, and Sarah Palin. Count on it.