By John S. Adams, Editor-in-Chief

Multiple news outlets on May 6 reported on Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s release of three years’ worth of emails from his personal email account.

This latest inquiry into Bullock’s emails is in part related to Lt. Gov. Angela McClean’s abrupt departure from the governor’s office last fall.

McClean resigned her position on Nov. 30, 2015 to take a new job at office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. At the time Bullock and McClean deflected questions about why she left the job, though emails published in December indicate there was longstanding tension between the two.

The latest release of emails from Bullock’s personal emails account, which he sometimes uses to conduct state business, further demonstrate the strained relationship between Bullock and McClean prior to her departure.

MTFP obtained all 366-pages of emails and has published without commentary searchable versions of the documents here.




John Adams began his professional career in 2001 in Idaho Falls, ID writing and editing for a variety of trade magazines. He covered topics ranging from potato and sugar beet farming to skate park and playground construction and maintenance. Adams started his newspaper career as the city government reporter for the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson, WI where he covered the City Hall, police, fire and local courthouse beats. In 2005 he joined the staff of the Missoula Independent in Missoula, MT where he worked as a staff reporter covering a wide range of issues including the environment,...