Eugene Delgaudio and his lawyer are trying to blame the victim for the effects of his own misconduct. Their allegation that Donna Mateer distributed the documents supporting her complaints, "to dozens of political activists she hoped would support her," is utterly false. Ms. Mateer did everything in her power to resolve the issue quietly and without political implications.
First, she approached the county Human Resources department and Chairman York. The HR department stated it was powerless to help staff aides. Mr. York asked her for documenation, which Ms. Mateer provided to him. After that, Mr. York never contacted Ms. Mateer again.
As we now know, York withheld those documents from prosecutor Stamos during her first review. On the advice of the staff aide of another Republican supervisor, Ms. Mateer then went to the Washington Post with what she knew. The special grand jury now considering the matter is the result of those facts being revealed in the press. It is not the work of "dozens of political activists" that exist only in Mr. Delgaudio's lawyer's imagination.
Donna Mateer is a courageous, conservative, Christian woman who has risen above politics to do what she knows is right. Mr. Delgaudio's lawyer should consider advising his client to do the same thing.
Attorney for Donna Mateer
[Mr. Miller is also the executive director for Real Advocate PAC.]