Testimony: Michigan Gov. Knew Flint's Water Was Diseased Earlier Than Claimed

In court, a former top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified that he had told the governor that Legionnaire's disease was in Flint's water a month before the governor publicly claimed that he knew. (photo credit: Youtube)

In court, Harvey Hollins III, a former top aide to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R), revealed that the governor knew about the existence of Legionnaire's disease in Flint's water supply earlier than he publicly claimed according to the Detroit Free Press.

Gov. Rick Snyder knew about Flint-area outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in December 2015, the month before he said he found out, according to testimony Friday from one of his top aides. Harvey Hollins III, Snyder's point man for the state's response to the Flint water crisis, revealed the information in a Flint courtroom. Hollins said he told Snyder in a phone call in December 2015, which contradicts what Snyder has said previously: that he first learned of instances of Legionnaires' disease in Flint in January 2016.