When Secretary of State Scott Gessler needs legal help, the office of Attorney General John Suthers typically represents him. But in the case of ethics and criminal investigations into Gessler's alleged misuse of public funds, Suthers has stayed out of it due to a potential conflict-of-interest. Suthers is, however, weighing in on a part of the case through a letter to the Independent Ethics Commission in which he says he supports one of Gessler's recent requests. The full letter is on view below.
To some watchdog advocates, the move is problematic -- and it's one that has become a bit of a headache for the Independent Ethics Commission, too.