And he wants the world to know who it is

By Diana Pearl
February 03, 2016 01:20 PM
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There could be some dirty little secrets coming out in this year’s election.

The former attorney of Deborah Jeane Palfrey (also known as the infamous D.C. Madam), Montgomery Blair Sibley is attempting to release the names of 815 of her past clients, as well as the records of 40 other D.C. escort services.

And in the lead-up to doing so, he’s hinting that the up-until-now confidential records contain a name of someone connected to the 2016 presidential campaigns.

Palfrey committed suicide in 2008 after being found guilty of money laundering and prostitution-related racketeering charges.

This won’t be the first time that Palfrey’s talked-about list has come into the public eye. During her trial, she posted a number of the phone numbers she had on record online. Sibley got his hands on the names associated with said phone numbers through a subpoena back in the days of the trial.

Why is he attempting to release them now? Well, he says, the election, for one. But he adds that he can’t admit to much more than that.

“Well, this is where I walk a fine line,” he told The Washington Post. “I don t want to say something that would violate the order.”

However, it’ll be a battle to get these records – which Sibley has previously been prevented form sharing by a restraining order from Palfrey’s trial – released. This past Monday, he filed a complaint of judicial misconduct against the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in D.C., Richard Roberts. Sibley says that Roberts told a clerk not to file his earlier request to abandon the restraining order that kept the records under wraps. A spokesperson for Roberts told WTOP they had no comment on Sibley’s complaint.

But for Sibley, the matter of releasing the names is a matter of conscience.

“I ll sleep better at night knowing that I tried to do what I thought was appropriate in the situation.”