Thomas asks if he was aware there was some concern about releasing the second installment.
Bartlett said ultimately they wanted the work that these two groups said they were going to do to take place.
They turn back to Derrick Miller. Thomas asks if it was apparent to Bartlett that Miller was going to get the issues resolved. Bartlett said yes.
Thomas refers to Miller's comment about why the level of detail was necessary.
Thomas asks when Bartlett was aware Mrs. Kilpatrick became involved in the service of the grants.
Bartlett said he was not aware that services were provided.
He said he didn't know if he was ever aware that she provided services.
Thomas said because you didn't go down there and look.
Thomas asks again when he became aware of Mrs. Kilpatrick's services.
Bartlett said he didn't know but his guess was the Spring of 2001.
Thomas asks if Bartlett was aware at any time if the grants were suspended.
Bartlett said he was aware they were not going to release the second payment. Bartlett said he believed that was also the Spring of 2001.
Thomas asks if Bartlett is aware of a letter a colleague sent to the director expressing concerns in July 2001.
Bartlett said he was aware of conversations but not of a letter.
Thomas asked if he was aware his colleague's concerns in the letter did not include Carlita Kilpatrick.
Bartlett said he already testified that he was not aware of the letter.
Thomas talks about Bartlett's three page letter he addressed in August 2001 that was supposed to go to an assistant attorney general listing concerns his colleague had and it was never sent.
Bartlett said the letter was written to him as a suggestion to Don Gilmer.
Thomas asked if he sent it independently.
Bartlett said that would be inappropriate for him to do so.
Thomas ask if his concern was an ethical issue.
Thomas ask if an ethical issue and a crime are two different things.
Bartlett said yes.
Thomas asks if this was considered a crime or an ethical violation.
Bartlett said his purpose in drafting the letter was to ask whether it rose to the level of a crime.