According to Morrisey's account, he became frustrated after Raese and Gwynne refused to discuss some of the specific issues they had with the process.
"Unfortunately, after I arrived, it became clear that Mr. Raese did not wish to provide our office with additional information or answer any questions," Morrisey said. "This is deeply disappointing, especially because Mr. Raese had originally asked our office to become involved in this case.
"I expected better," he said.
In a statement, Gwynne said Morrisey became angry after he and Raese pressed him on the fact that WVU had yet to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests they filed in February.
State code requires a response to these requests within five days. WVU plans to make the documents available to Raese and Gwynne on Monday, three days after this Friday's meeting of the school's Board of Governors.
"We told him that it violated basic fairness for him to come to us and ask us for information when his client had 'stonewalled' not only us, but others who sought information through FOIA," Gwynne said.
Gwynne said he and Raese proposed scheduling a second meeting after WVU turned over the requested documents.
"We told him that if we received this information from his client, we would be better able to cover all of the facts with him," Gwynne said.
"At this point, Mr. Morrisey got up from his chair, announced he was the attorney general, told us he was angry, asked if we were going to disclose this meeting to the press, and then left the room in a huff," he said.
Raese was a supporter of Morrisey's bid to become attorney general last year. According to campaign finance filings, Raese and his wife, Elizabeth, donated $1,250 to Morrisey's campaign over the course of the year.
Morrisey said in his statement his office would not be compromised by any economic interests at stake in the situation.
"We intend to pursue the truth and handle this matter appropriately notwithstanding the fact that everyone may not be happy with the result," he said. "We continue to work diligently to adhere to the rule of law so that the public will have confidence in the outcome of our review."Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.