His comments came after the state attorney general announced charges against two state environmental officials and a city worker who are accused of misleading regulators about the safety of Flint’s water supply — and promised that more people would be charged.Asked at a press conference if he thought he had done anything that amounted to a crime, Gov. Snyder said, “I don’t even want to get into that kind of speculation. I don’t believe so.”
Snyder, who has been fending off calls for his resignation since a state of emergency was declared in the fall, also said his office is cooperating fully with the probe.
Michigan AG Bill Schuette refused to say Wednesday how many more people he expects will be criminally charged for the crisis — in which the city of 100,000 was exposed to toxic lead because officials didn’t treat their new water supply with anti-corrosion agents.
“I think its critically important these investigations go forward… People deserve the truth and deserve the answers,” Snyder said.
But, he added, “I want to make sure we’re not casting a cloud over tens of thousands of state employees who are working hard.”
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