said Stabler and Bentley
went around him to authorize the flight.The disagreement over who authorized the wallet retrieval is the latest back-and-forth between Bentley
’s administration and Collier
, who for years was the governor’s friend and appointee.Collier
last month accused Bentley
of having an affair with a high-ranking staff member. Bentley
did not request a specific method be used to relay his wallet from Tuscaloosa to Fort Morgan .