Are we sure that deleting those email accounts wasn’t a crime?


MINOT, N.D. — Liz Brocker, the state employee who ordered, without authorization, the deletion of email accounts for former Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and former Deputy Attorney General Troy Seibel, has officially resigned .

Asked this afternoon if Brocker had resigned, current Attorney General Drew Wrigley declined to comment, providing Brocker’s resignation letter instead.

In it, Brocker makes no mention of the email controversy.

“The position of Executive Assistant to the Attorney General is unique, and usually the position ‘goes with’ the Attorney General,” she wrote in the letter, dated June 15, “so I thank you for having allowed me to assist you for the last few months.”

“You have been very understanding and patient as we worked together during the transition, but I believe we both now recognize that we will not achieve the close working relationship that is vital between the Attorney General and his Executive Assistant.”

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