NEWS: How a Flurry of Suspicious Phone Calls Set Investigators on Rick Snyder's Trail

My investigation w/ @JennElizabethJ #FlintWaterCrisis…
Snyder "knew about a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Flint as early as October 2014, when there was still a significant amount of time to save lives. That was the accusation of investigators looking into the Flint water crisis"
"According to the findings of an investigation launched by Nessel’s predecessor, then-Attorney General Bill Schuette, Snyder was involved in a mad dash of phone calls in October 2014 at the same time the deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Flint was raising alarm bells"
"That avalanche of calls, uncovered by investigators, included multiple conversations between Snyder, his chief of staff, and the state’s health department director."
"Other evidence from the same period — including briefings addressed to the governor that mentioned Flint’s Legionnaires’ disease outbreak — led prosecutors to conclude the calls were about the outbreak, which was unfolding in real time."
Thank you to @theintercept for publishing this critical story the majority of the media has long moved on from.
On Wednesday, MI AG Dana Nessel is set to announce charges against Gov Snyder of willful neglect of duty--a misdemeanor with a max of 1 year in jail and $1,000 fine
The Intercept learned the original criminal investigation team that preceded Nessel's investigation planned on charging Snyder with misconduct in office, neglect of duty--and was building a case toward involuntary manslaughter

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