Alaska seeks more time to produce Palin emails

May 24, 2011 - 6:30 PM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska wants more time to release potentially thousands of emails that Sarah Palin sent and received while she was governor.

In January, Attorney General John Burns granted an extension until May 31 with the "unequivocal expectation" that all records that aren't privileged would be released by then.

On Tuesday, Gov. Sean Parnell's deputy chief of staff, Randy Ruaro, told Burns that the review would be completed on time. But he said the logistics — including copying and shipping — will push the production and delivery of the emails past Tuesday. Ruaro says if could be June 10 before all records are shipped.

Burns was traveling and wasn't immediately available for comment on Tuesday.

Requests for the emails from media organizations and private citizens have been pending for more than two years.