Water Crisis Probe Proceeds Amid Conflict-Of-Interest Accusation In Flint, Mich.

(January 27, 2016, 12:59 PM EST) -- LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Jan. 25 that as part of the probe into the lead water crisis in Flint, Mich., he had appointed a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to establish a “conflict wall” between the special counsel and the Attorney General’s Office amid accusations from the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) that the attorney general should be replaced by an independent investigator.

Investigation

On Jan. 15, Schuette named former prosecutor Todd Flood as special counsel in the probe....
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