Missouri House looking into unauthorized signature

5 months 3 days 10 hours ago Wednesday, May 16 2018 May 16, 2018 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:08:00 PM CDT May 16, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri House panel has broadened its investigation of Gov. Eric Greitens to delve into questions about an unauthorized signature of another elected official.

At issue is an executive order posted to the governor's website last year. It initially included different text of the order than the official version signed by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, although Ashcroft's unauthorized signature was listed.

A House committee last week issued subpoenas about the issue to Greitens. His office provided dozens of documents to the committee Tuesday. It also gave those records to The Associated Press.

Greitens' office says the Office of Administration copied text from the order and used an image of Greitens' and Ashcroft's signatures for the website. Governor's office attorney Eddie Greim says the goal was to make the text searchable.

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