Newly released emails show top officials in Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s office knew of a spike in Legionnaires’ disease linked to Flint’s contaminated water long before Governor Snyder told the public. Last month, Snyder said he had only learned of the surge a couple of days prior. But emails released by Progress Michigan show Snyder’s office knew of the outbreak last March, nearly a year ago. The Michigan Democratic Party has joined calls for Snyder to resign. The water crisis began after an unelected emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder switched Flint’s water to the corrosive Flint River.