Eliot Spitzer, onetime Wall Street crusader, New York State Attorney General and New York Governor in a first term that ended with his abrupt resignation on March 17, may be forced to release thousands of incriminating e-mails linked to his alleged smear campaign against Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno.

Although sources close to Albany County District Attorney David Soares say the D.A. may succeed in forcing Spitzer's successor, Gov. David Paterson, to release the e-mails, the New York Daily News cites sources as saying there is some push-back in the hallowed halls of Albany.

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