Anderson County Law Director Jay Yeager uses a private email server for all his county business, and only he has access to it, a situation Chancellor Mike Moyers, himself a former county law director, likens to the scandal over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to carry out State Department business.
Further from the News Sentinel:
Moyers made the comparison at a hearing late last month in Knox County Chancery Court in legal action Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank filed against Yeager. The litigation addresses several issues, but Yeager’s admitted use of a Yahoo server and a domain name he bought for county law department business was particularly troubling to Moyers.
Moyers is handling the case after judges in Anderson County recused themselves.
“These issues are clearly not only very relevant to Anderson County, but to every county in the state,” Moyers said. “And this case may make some serious ripples in the way counties function across the state.”
Why Yeager set up an email system over which he has sole control and whether he legally can do so is the current subject of debate between Frank’s attorney, Greg Brown, and Yeager’s attorney, Wade Davies.
…Moyers has set an Aug. 3 hearing to determine whether Frank has the right to pursue legal action over the email brouhaha and whether Yeager has the right to use the private email account for county business.