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State legislators' files sought

Legislative unit to hire outside lawyers for federal requests

By Brian Fanney

This article was originally published June 17, 2017 at 2:52 a.m. Updated June 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Lawmakers have approved a request to allow the Bureau of Legislative Research to hire outside counsel to deal with requests from unnamed federal investigators who want access to lawmakers' records.

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TimberTopper says... June 17, 2017 at 4:37 a.m.

More lawyering up. It appears the legal profession is going to have a very good year.

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tahmo54 says... June 17, 2017 at 7:36 a.m.

TImberTopper...It does appear that way. But why spend additional tax dollars on this for outside counsel? I would welcome the business just as any other businessman would, but I don't understand the need for it. We have an AG's office staffed with good lawyers, and from what I have seen, Ms. Rutledge has done a pretty good job. Until we have a good explanation, it is reasonable to conclude that this is fiscally irresponsible.

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TuckerMax says... June 17, 2017 at 8:08 a.m.

The Arkansas FOIA's exemption is irrelevant to a federal grand jury subpoena duces tecum.

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KnuckleBall says... June 17, 2017 at 8:39 a.m.

You know if you were honest and had nothing to hide, this would not be a big deal...!!!! But with the lawmakers we have now and the number of crooked lawmakers that have been caught either breaking the law or with their hand in the till.... maybe they are running scared....
As far as the AG, I would not want her representing me....!!!!! She is not very good and her track record is not very good.

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libertas2u says... June 17, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.

So how many millions or billions of or taxpayer dollars will be squandered on what is clearly an investigation in search of crime for anyone that may have brushed up against Trump? Ken Star spent 80 million dollars to come up with a lie about oral sex, where do we go to get that money back? The article doesn't say the inquiry involves Republicans but that would be a sucker bet.

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