On 20 January Michigan’s Governor, Rick Snyder released 270+ pages of emails as it relates to the current Flint water crisis. You can read these emails here.
I read through all of these emails with the intent to do a forensic content analysis on them for credibility purposes. In the end, I did not perform such an analysis because this cache of documents does not provide the material I need to conduct an accurate evaluation.
What I mean by that is much of these emails contain technical information, press releases and other non-dialog content. In order to accurately conduct a credibility analysis it’s important to have the author provide free flowing statements. While some of the emails are a bit more casual, nonetheless they are still government emails being transmitted, and as such are worded professionally and I suspect, somewhat guarded.
It would be irresponsible of me to take what has been provided to offer an expert opinion based on a reasonable degree of scientific probability as to the credibility of these emails.
Notwithstanding, if you are at all interested in being informed (vs. opinionated) on this subject I encourage you to read the emails. They do provide a great deal of insight and timeline as to what transpired.