We understand Angela Marlowe¸ former campaign manager for Dai Thao met with the BCA yesterday. During their meeting, they asked for her cell phone and said they can subpoena it if she chooses not to surrender it voluntarily. She chose to comply, and as we have learned elsewhere she is feeling, “Thrown under the bus,” by Thao.
We have heard other lobbyists may have experienced the “Thao Squeeze,” and from those we have spoken with this is a common practice. Maybe this is why some lobbyists, specifically Republican ones, have always despised the existence of Checks & Balances because we were on hand to witness conversation and transactions they would rather have kept quiet.