Governor’s office releases 94,000 Cylvia Hayes emails, attorney-client privileged docs

Wow, that’s 3x more than what UO says was in the 20 years of Presidential Archives they made me return. Laura Gunderson has the story in the Oregonian, here:

Kristen Grainger, spokeswoman for Gov. Kate Brown, wrote in an email that some of the documents released today were labeled “internal advisory” and might normally be exempted.

However, she wrote, “Governor Brown believes that, in view of the unique and historic circumstances surrounding these particular documents, the strong weight of the public interest justifies the release of these records.”

And Saul Hubbard reports in the RG that claims of attorney-client privilege were mostly false:

Brown’s office said it released all emails deemed public records, including a number of documents labeled attorney-client privilege. Attorney-client communications usually aren’t subject to disclosure under Oregon’s public records law, but Brown’s office said those emails were incorrectly labeled as privileged communications.

Brown’s office said they are withholding a “small number of documents” that are “legitimately covered by the attorney-client privilege.”

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