Former California Congresswoman Katie Hill has been out of office for a full four months now and one might have expected that she’d be out of the news cycle as well. But for some reason, her name keeps coming up, though in areas that have little or nothing to do with politics. The most recent story that was tossed over the media transom showed up in the New York Post this week and it involves a journalist who was one of many who at least attempted to rush to Hill’s defense when she was under fire for inappropriate intimate relationships with staffers. Alex Thomas is a White House correspondent for Playboy Magazine (!?) and during the heat of that scandal, he took to Twitter with a scoop that supposedly “cleared” Hill’s good name by showing that the nude pictures of the Congresswoman were shopped around by the NRCC until they finally found a conservative outlet willing to publish them. What he failed to mention (and so did Hill) was that he was dating her at the time. (Free Beacon)
A Playboy journalist who went to bat for disgraced former representative Katie Hill (D., Calif.) after her resignation failed to disclose that they were dating at the time her scandal became public.
The New York Post reported Saturday that Playboy Washington correspondent Alex Thomas was seen at a book party with Hill, who resigned in October after photos of her nude with a campaign staffer emerged. Leaked text messages seemed to indicate that she was in a relationship with a congressional staffer in violation of House rules. On Monday, Hill confirmed in a New York magazine profile that she dated Thomas beginning in “mid-2019” and that “in August, they went on a beach vacation together.”
Of course, he was dating Hill. I mean, who wasn’t, amirite?