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Gibbons calls for gubernatorial investigation

Date: November 7, 2007
By: Elizabeth Ford
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A Columbia Daily Tribune blog reports that the Republican Senate President Pro-Tem is suggesting an investigation into the governor's office for reportedly deleting email messages.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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St. Louis County Senator Michael Gibbons was quoted as saying an assistant attorney general should examine if there was wrongdoing by the governor.

Deleting emails could go against Sunshine Laws, and Democratic Leader Jack Cardetti said that the governor's actions are not appropriate.

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Description: "What's wrong is breaking the law, covering it up, and then misleading Missourians about it."


The attorney general's office, the leader of the Republican Party, and the governor's office are not commenting on Gibbons' comments about an investigation.

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, KMOX News.


Intro: A Columbia Daily Tribune blog reports that Republican Senate President Pro-Tem Michael Gibbons suggests an independent attorney should examine the governor's office for deleting emails.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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The attorney general's office had no comment about Gibbons' statements concerning the governor's office and reported violation of Sunshine Laws. Neither did the Leader of the Republican Party, nor the governor's office, who could potentially be under investigation. Democratic Party Leader Jack Cardetti said that the governor's office should come clean about the emails. 
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Description: "The public has every right to know what's going on in the state government because at the end of the day, they're the ones that are paying the bill."

Cardetti said Sunshine Laws and governmental disclosure will be a pivotal issue in the race for attorney general.
From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, KMOX News.


Intro: Attorney General hopeful and current Republican senator Michael Gibbons calls for an investigation into the governor's office for deleting emails, a Columbia Daily Tribune blog reports.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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Only a month after Matt Blunt endorsed Michael Gibbons for attorney general candidacy, Gibbons was quoted as saying the governor needs to follow the law concerning keeping documents.

The governor's office had no comment on the potential investigation, but Democratic Party Leader Jack Cardetti said that the investigation is not about party politics.

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Description: "This certainly is not a partisan issue.  Everybody thinks the governor should start following the law and stop destroying documents."

The Democratic candidate for governor, Attorney General Jay Nixon, refused to comment on the potential investigation.

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, KMOX News.