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Blunt provides thousands of pages of documents to investigators

By KWMU/AP

SAINT LOUIS, MO – Governor Matt Blunt's office has provided almost 3,000 pages of documents to investigators for Attorney General Jay Nixon. But that covers only a small portion of what investigators requested.

Last fall, Nixon appointed investigators to look into potential email deletions in Blunt's office. That came after a Blunt attorney claimed he was fired for advising the governor's office that it was violating Missouri's open-records law.

In January, Nixon's investigators made 45 specific requests. Blunt's office provided records for just two of those, both relating to previous records requests from the media.

Blunt says it could cost more than $540,000 to provide the rest. Attorneys for Nixon and Blunt are trying to negotiate a lower cost.

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