Did Greitens' Social Media Break Sunshine Law?

Missouri's attorney general is reviewing Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' social media use, but a Greitens spokesman says there's no basis to subject those accounts to the Sunshine law.

Attorney General Josh Hawley's spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Monday statement said if a state employee operated social media accounts, the state Sunshine law might apply to some or all account records.

That would mean they could be subject to public-records requests.

The Kansas City Star on Friday reported that it asked Hawley's office about emails that appear to show Greitens' spokesman Parker Briden's involvement in a draft post.

The emails were written before the governor's office created official social media accounts.

Briden in response said the issue has already been settled.

He noted that the attorney general previously chose not to take any action related to the governor's Facebook and Twitter use.

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