Montgomery Sibley, one of the attorneys in the nearly decade-old "D.C. Madam" scandal that rocked the nation's capital, vowed to release records that could have a ripple effect on the 2016 presidential election.
Deborah Jeane Palfrey ran a high-profile escort service that was exposed in 2007. Sibley filed an application with the Supreme Court this week, asking to allow him to release records from the escort service that has names and phone numbers that have been tied up due to a restraining order.
"Those records contain information relevant to the 2016 presidential election," Sibley said in an online video posted last month, adding the records include some 800 client names and 5,000 phone numbers.
In the video, he asked for donations for his mounting legal fees after lower courts denied his requests.
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The scandal brought down Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, who was linked to the prostitution ring. Palfrey committed suicide in 2008 after she was convicted of racketeering and other offenses.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that David Vitter was Louisiana's governor.