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AG's Investigators Sue Missouri Governor Over E-Mail Destruction

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An investigative team set up by Missouri’s attorney general has alleged in a law suit that aides to Gov. Matt Blunt top aides ordered other state employees to destroy copies of government e-mails in violation of the public records law. The suit says the effort to destroy the records failed because two supervisors in the Office of Administration refused to follow the directive. A spokesman for Gov. Blunt, noting Attorney General Jay Nixon plans to run for governor next year, said the suit was “politically motivated..” (5/6/08)