By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that former Secretary of State Michele Reagan and her staff deleted numerous emails before she left office.
Two special agents are scheduled to meet with current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Thursday to talk about months worth of emails allegedly deleted by her predecessor.
The investigation comes after Hobbs, a Democrat who took office in January, wrote to the Attorney General’s Office on Feb. 14.
“In the course of attempting to fulfill a public records request for emails from the previous Secretary of State administration, it has come to our attention that emails were deleted by the previous secretary and several executive staff prior to leaving office,” Hobbs wrote.
“Not sure if this should go to criminal or civil division, but wanted to be sure to bring this to your attention.”