These news items strike a familiar note:
Apparently, the new go-to place for having conversations about government corruption is your local doughnut shop.
— Troubling advice on public records — The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Editorial
" ... Who knew about this so-called 'hush money,' and when did they know it? The path to answers led last week to Thomas 'Ryan' Lamb, former legal counsel for the Department of Administrative Services, or DAS. It was Lamb who negotiated those settlements for the department. ...
" ... Lamb also testified that [Gov. Terry] Branstad's legal counsel, Brenna Findley, advised him to not use email or other written communication to discuss controversial issues. That written communication would create a public record. Instead, Lamb was told to share information face to face.