AG asks governor’s office to review withholding of emails
(AP) – The Delaware attorney general's office is asking Gov. Jack Markell's office to review its handling of a Freedom of Information Act request from former state treasurer Chip Flowers.
An archive established by Flowers filed a FOIA request last year seeking emails sent or received by Markell and other administration officials referring to Flowers, his former deputy Erika Benner, and the state Cash Management Policy Board.
In an opinion issued Monday, the attorney general's office said it was unable to determine whether Markell's office violated FOIA by withholding some records solely because a lawmaker or General Assembly staffer sent or received an email, without regard to the content or context of the email.
The opinion says the governor's office has not persuaded the attorney general's office that doing so is proper.