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Michigan AG turns documents over to US House panel probing Flint water crisis

steve carmody
Michigan Radio

Michigan’s Attorney General’s office has sent new documents to a congressional committee investigating the Flint water crisis.

Since Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in November, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight committee has said he wants to reopen the investigation into the Flint water crisis. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) is the chair of the House Oversight committee. He's complained about the committee’s previous investigation into the Flint water crisis.

Michigan’s Attorney General’s office is now providing new documents to the committee.

“We are cooperating with, and actively filling, the committee’s request,” says Dan Olsen, spokesman for the Michigan Attorney General’s office. “We’ve sent some documents and are diligently working to send the rest.”

Former Governor Rick Snyder’s administration claimed to have turned over all documents requested by the committee. But that's when the committee was run by Republicans. Snyder and other officials appeared before the committee in March of 2016. 

The previous committee investigation concluded in December 2016. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.