There are more than a few high profile pro-taser fan-boys on the public payroll. People that have been holding press conferences and reading word-for-word from very carefully crafted scripts.
Suggestion: If it is within your power, subpoena (or equivalent) their communications records (e-mails, mobile phone records, office telephone, etc. All of it. Don't forget webmail such as secureserver.net for example).
I'm sure that everything is perfectly above-board and they won't have any difficulties in providing full disclosure.
There's certainly nothing wrong with communicating with suppliers, but it would be interesting to see how much as been going on and exactly when.
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