by Chris White
The Daily Caller Foundation

A federal judge ordered a former Vermont attorney general to testify about his use of private emails in an investigation targeting oil producers after the Democratic official refused to appear in court for a deposition hearing addressing the probe.

Judge Mary Teachout, who serves on the Vermont Superior Court, issued an order Wednesday denying former Democratic Attorney General William Sorrell’s request to dismiss a court-ordered deposition. Sorrell failed to appear in court for testimony about the existence of private emails he reportedly used during the Exxon probe.

“Today’s ‘dodge and weave’ behavior by William Sorrell … strongly suggests there is indeed much more embarrassing and quite possibly illegal contained in the records we seek,” E&E Legal President Craig Richardson said in a press statement. His group has been involved in a nearly year-long quest to obtain emails about the Exxon case that Sorrell has allegedly tried to keep private.

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