I received an email from Forney’s City Attorney John Thatcher concerning my request for information he may have that would support or refute Rick Wilson’s claim of an “Illegal Meeting” on June 6th, 2017.
Mr Thatcher’s response is at this time he is not going to release any information he may have concerning this issue. His reasoning is that the information is, in his opinion, deemed attorney / client privilege and it does not have to be released to the general public. Mr Thatcher has sent a letter to the Texas Attorney General’s office for a ruling on this issue.
What I find curious is that Rick Wilson made this “statement of fact” in a public meeting to the “general public”. Therefore I do not see how the answer to my simple question, “was Mayor Wilson being truthful with the public”, would be considered attorney – client privilege and no answer given to the public.
At this point the facts we now have is that …
- the City Attorney has information that will support or refute Rick Wilson’s claim
- the City Attorney does not want to release this information to the general public
- the Texas Attorney General’s office has been contacted for their opinion
I will now wait on the Texas Attorney General’s office for their ruling on this issue.
Attached are the documents I received from Forney’s City Attorney John Thatcher.