Your prayers for me & my family greatly appreciated!

Here’s what happened in bankruptcy court yesterday: evil AG continued his bleed-me-dry-scheme. Only because of your support have I been able to keep fighting back.

Fri, Nov 18th, 2021

I attended yesterday’s hearing because I wanted to see it firsthand.

I was there to get some finality — will the judge go along with the AG’s efforts to force the sale of the home where Karen and our children live (and I don’t)?

The AG went first, then my attorney went, and the judge asked questions along the way.

The biggest question he asked the AG: “Do you plan on doing a new motion to convert this into Chapter 7 liquidation?”

“Yes, that is our next step.”

The judge seemed thoroughly perplexed that this particular motion (to name a Chapter 11 trustee to force the sale of the home) was even before him.

He said it would be “grossly inefficient” to make a decision when the AG is already planning on doing a new motion anyway.

So the judge didn’t make a ruling (he “continued it” until next month).

So after countless hours spent by my attorney replying to this AG motion, and all the money it cost me, ended with nothing.

And we’re gonna do it all over again.

I sent this declaration to everyone yesterday but I’ve learned that some of you don’t like to click on links so here’s an excerpt from it:

“I owe my attorney Richard Sanders and Goodstein Law Firm hundreds of thousands of dollars and their legal fees continue to accrue. The Attorney General is deliberately driving up my legal costs. As attorney Richard Sanders noted in his filing with the state supreme court on November 4, 2021: ‘The State with its unlimited resources attempts to impose a war of attrition on Mr. Eyman which he cannot win and the State cannot lose. The attempted filing of an unauthorized overlength brief is but the latest example. The State has blatantly violated the rules and Mr. Eyman has expended costly attorney time to enforce them.’ (APPELLANT EYMAN’S RESPONSE TO PROPOSED OVERLENGTH BRIEF). And on November 5, 2021, in a different filing, Mr. Sanders stated it even more clearly: ‘The State makes the bizarre claim the appeal must be from the Findings of Fact rather than the Judgment. This is without precedent, contrary to the rules, and facially frivolous. Nevertheless, the State advances its litigation strategy by forcing Mr. Eyman to expend hours of costly attorney time to defend even a frivolous claim. The State has already driven Mr. Eyman to bankruptcy using unlimited tax supported resources without regard to the merit of the State’s claim. At the least, this court should designate the State’s motion frivolous, because that is what it is.’ (APPELLANT EYMAN’S RESPONSE TO MOTION TO MODIFY COMMISSIONER’S RULING ON APPEALABILITY).”

The AG’s motion to name a Chapter 11 Trustee was a made-up thing that cost Bob Ferguson nothing and cost me a lot.

But it doesn’t end there: because Karen has been forced to “lawyer up” too.

The AG didn’t sue Karen in their case against me in Thurston County. And yet now that they got this $5.5 million judgment against me, they’re now targeting her and forcing her to fight in court for her right to live in her own home.

When her attorney was asked in court for his opinion on the AG’s motion yesterday, he said something like, “This is a total waste of time.”

The AG’s trial against Karen is scheduled for March 2022.

The AG actually ended up interrogated her even though we’re married (they managed to force her to be deposed even though there’s a rule called “spousal privilege” that apparently applies to everyone except us).

So Bob Ferguson isn’t just satisfied going after me — he’s targeting Karen, my kids, and my sister-in-law.

When two regular citizens — Sid Maietto and Cheryl Marshall — successfully intervened in my case in Thurston County — saying that their First Amendment rights (freedom to associate with me in the political arena with our initiatives) were being infringed by the AG’s lawsuit against me — they were threatened with nearly a half million dollars in penalties unless they withdrew.

They were forced out because Ferguson bullied them away.

When the incredibly brilliant Joel Ard agreed to be my attorney after I was forced into bankruptcy 3 years ago, the AG said Joel “wasn’t competent” to handle my case because he was a sole practitioner and couldn’t possibly handle the work-load that their lawsuit against me would entail.

They bullied him and forced his withdrawal, leaving me lawyer-less.

Once I lost Joel as my attorney, I filed a motion to default, explaining that since I wasn’t a lawyer, I couldn’t possibly defend myself against the biggest law firm in the state (if Joel wasn’t competent to handle it, how could I?).

The AG opposed my motion to default and so for nine months (because no lawyer would agree to help me because they saw what happened to Joel), I was forced to defend myself without legal representation.

I tried my best to defend myself against the AG’s scorched earth legal onslaught but I lost motion after motion after motion.

Why?

Because I had no idea what I was doing.

Then Richard Sanders — a very courageous, principled, former supreme court justice and brilliant attorney — agreed to represent me and take on Bob Ferguson.

He and his colleagues in his law firm have done an exceptional job defending me against Fascist Fergie’s onslaught.

They continue to fight for me because they believe — as I do — that this whole thing is a total farce and clear abuse of power by Bob Ferguson.

That he’s acted unethically, immorally, illegally, and unconstitutionally trying to destroy a political opponent and trying to set an extremely dangerous legal precedent.

So we are appealing this case and will continue to do so.

Why?

Because if Bob Ferguson gets away with this with me, he’ll just target someone else.

And I can not and will not let that happen.

I need your help to make sure that what Bob Ferguson is doing to me never happens to anyone ever again.

While I’m fighting to help our state and our nation with my initiative efforts (Repeal Capital Gains Income Tax w/ I-1408 and 7 Election Integrity Initiatives in 7 key swing states) and my lawsuit against the Governor for his abuse of power (Eyman v Inslee), I ask you to please help me fight back against Fascist Fergie.

Please support this critical effort to appeal these ridiculously unconstitutional restrictions on the First Amendment and protect others from this kind of political persecution: 

Mail your check to: Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund, 500 106th Ave NE #709, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Or donate online: TimDefense.com

Don’t let the guy who’s profited more from politics than anyone get away with this:

As you know, we worked really hard on Initiative 976:

Karen and I sacrificed a lot — we sold off our retirement fund to kick-start its signature drive:

And now, a message from Sid Maietto and Larry Jensen:

We’re asking folks to donate to our PAC so we can stop all current and future income-based taxes with Jim Walsh’s Initiative 1408: 

The taxpayers of Washington need our help now more than ever. Donate to our political committee so we can keep fighting for you:

Mail your check — made payable to “Permanent Offense (I-1408)” — to: Permanent Offense (I-1408), PO Box 6151, Olympia, WA, 98507
Or donate online: PermanentOffense.com

Kindest Regards, 

Sid Maietto & Larry Jensen

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Thanks everyone.

We love you all.

Larry, Tim, & Sid