Richard Scheff, the general's lead defense lawyer, told the judge Monday that the Army had been stonewalling him for months.
"Every time we asked for these, the government has said we were going on a fishing expedition," Scheff said. "And each time, we catch fish."
Pohl appeared frustrated with prosecutors, peppering them on why they had failed to hand over the emails prior to last week's hearing on the issue.
In a December 16 email, the deputy staff judge advocate at Fort Bragg, Lt. Col. James Bagwell, corresponded with Brig. Gen. Paul Wilson, the assistant judge advocate general for military and operational law based in Washington.
At the time, Bagwell was advising Fort Bragg's top commander on whether to accept Sinclair's plea offer.
In the email, Bagwell asked Wilson for his opinion about the plea offer. Bagwell testified Monday that he later spoke with Wilson by phone. Wilson was previously stationed at Bragg and Bagwell described him as mentor.
"We very briefly discussed our personal opinions on the case," Bagwell said. "He gave me his opinion."
However, Bagwell testified that Wilson, a superior officer, never directed him on what he should do.
Associated Press writer Jeffrey Collins in Columbia, S.C., contributed to this report.
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