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Judge dismisses Reeves’ request to depose Vogel

A judge has rejected a Virginia Republican candidate for lieutenant governor's request to have a rival deposed in a bitter fight over an anonymous email alleging an adulterous relationship.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports retired Judge Charles E. Poston of Norfolk dismissed state Sen. Bryce Reeves' request to depose state Sen. Jill Vogel and her husband.

Reeves has previously said there is strong evidence the Vogels, or someone at their direction, sent an email to Republicans alleging Reeves was having an affair with a campaign staffer.

Vogel has denied any connection to the email and said in court filings that Reeves is trying to abuse the legal process.

The lieutenant governor is a largely ceremonial position often used as a springboard to run for governor.

The Republican primary is Tuesday.


Wasn’t this sent from her husbands phone or laptop?  LOL.

Cabal clown.

Please, put this woman on the GOP ticket.  She’ll fit right in with the self-dealing, lying then denying trope that is embodied at the top of this party.

Jonny Erikson, gas lighting yokels since 1994. Enough internet for the week. #staywoke #youretoowoke

She can run but can’t hide forever. Hillary sent her a book “How to Avoid a Email scandal”.

I cannot understand why a deposition is not in order. As I recall, an email emanated from the same IP address as the Vogel’s house but we are led to believe it is not appropriate to even interview the Vogels on whether they could be involved?!

I don’t know what went on here but I do know this.

1. Judges are appointed by the legislature so there is a natural conflict of interest toward any sitting legislator.

2. In the Daily Press FOIA case involving court records, they found legislators serving as attorneys were more successful in court than non-legislator attorneys.

This system may be fundamentally broken. If you are an elected official in Virginia, it appears you are above the law.

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