I have to admit that I really like Treasurer Flowers because I find his activities when running for Treasurer and his actions upon assuming office to be hilarious. Fortunately, it is an office in which you can do little damage other than waste a few million in taxpayer dollars, which for a Democrat in Delaware is small potatoes. So, with that being said, the following was emailed to ResoluteDetermination and some was pulled from the folks at Delaware Liberal. Like the psychic hotlines, the following is for entertainment purposes only…
Comment by on Delaware Liberal redacted on 23 April 2011 at 11:52 pm:
Thank you, An. After my conversation with Chip (which I dont want to put his direct statements on this blog), I found out that the AG assigned to his office was engaging in some unethical conduct – which resulted in the Treasury seeking a new deputy AG. Apparently, the AG rejected his office’s initial attempt for a new AG, then Chip hired a personal lawyer with his own money to protect the Treasury and his personal interest, since the AG refused his initial request (which seems to me well within his legal right). Apparently, there are a bunch of emails that back up his side of the story (though I don’t think those are going to be released without a FOIA request – though, I wish Chip would release them to clear his name and I tried to convince him to do that). That’s why I think this story is nonsense – Chip and the Treasury do not provide any comments to Cohen, but the AG’s office seems all to willing to allege that they are fixing Chip’s hiring of a private attorney. Again, I support Chip and this smells too fishy for my liking. Over a billion dollars of Delaware money at stake, the son of a U.S. Vice-President, a Governor up for re-election and a Treasurer that has no allegiance to either the Governor or AG and elected without the support of the Democratic party. I have a feeling this is going to get real nasty.
I hope Chip doesn’t get mad at me, but I’m tired of Cohen not putting the entire story on her blog. She has it out for Chip and those of us who support him are tired of her paid biased commentary.
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6:08 PM
Subject: Tip: Chip Flowers accuses AG’s office of impropriety
Regarding the recent Chip Flowers/bank investment/AG story, I want to bring to your attention some loose talk that I’ve been hearing. A confidant of Mr. Flowers (at various times he refers to himself as an adviser) has let it slip that Mr. Flowers believes theAG’s office is engaged in unethical conduct. Mr. Flowers asserts the assistant AG he was tasked with working is engaging in unethical conduct. Mr. Flowers also accused the AG’s office of “looking the other way.” According to Mr. Flowers’s confidant, this is thereason Mr. Flowers hired outside counsel. Surely that is a serious charge. Either the AG’s office is engaging in unethical conduct or Mr. Flowers is trying to sully the AG’s office (and the particular assistant AG) to deflect criticism aimed at Mr. Flowers. I’m sure you would agree that the voters of Delaware should be made aware of what is happening. If Mr. Flowers is accurate, the voters should know of a less-than-honest assistant AG. And if Mr. Flowers is lying, the voters should know what type of person is in that office. I encourage you to use your investigative skills to find the truth and alert the public. I have attached a link from Delaware Liberal where the confidant puts into the public domain Mr. Flowers’s accusations. In particular, I would direct your attention to the April 23, 11:52 pm comment.
So, if anyone is really interested in whether or not the Treasurer and the AG are in a snit with one another (this probably constitutes a “Bottom Story of the Day”), I’d recommend a FOIA. If nothing else, it could keep the fun from the Treasurer rolling on and on and on…