Snyder: It depends on the plan and a judge’s plan.
DeChiarra: Do agree with that position?
Snyder: “I don’t know that there have to be and in any rate it is not my decision to make.”
DeChiarra: Did you take up any investigation as to what that proposal would have on the retirees of the city of Detroit?
DeChiarra: “What was that?"
Snyder: "Went back and looked at Kevyn Orr’s letter discussing why he felt the cuts were necessary.”
DeChiarra: You do not know what he had in mind for cuts?
Dechiarra: Did you ask him about how big the cuts were supposed to be?
Snyder: Invoked attorney client privilege.
State objected: arguments ... Judge ruled to have DiChiarra move on.
Dechiarra: He is now asking about.
Snyder: It would be a significant discount.
DeChiarra: Interest or principal Did you know when you approved the filing the notes of the interest or not.
2:25 PM --
The questioning continues to delve into what the governor knew about the cuts in pension benefits would happen.
Snyder: “I had seen accounts in the press as to what.”
Did you rely on them?
Snyder: Thousand to two thousand dollar a month range.
There was a series of fiery objections as to what the governor understood about what would happen to pension benefits for retirees at the time of the Chapter 9 filing or in the days before.
DeChiarra on arguing his part of allowing his questioning he said to the judge, "for the state to say whether they have food on their table or can pay the rent is irrelevant is in correct.”
The judge poured water on this fire by asking:
Judge: “Your objection to eligibility is whether it will have impairment on pension liability ... it’s not impact but on the grounds of the constitution ... objection sustained."