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Snyder: “My testimony was truthful”

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Governor Rick Snyder says he stands by his testimony before a congressional committee regarding the Flint water crisis.

The Republican and Democratic leaders on the US House Oversight Committee have asked the governor to provide more details on when he became aware of an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County.

That’s because an aide to the governor testified in a criminal trial that he told the governor weeks earlier than when the governor said he knew.

The letter from the committee asks Snyder to provide “additional relevant information” and warns of the penalties of lying to Congress. In a reply letter, the governor says his sworn testimony was truthful, and he sees no reason to clarify what he said.

In a reply letter, the governor says his testimony was truthful and he sees no need to clarify his remarks, or the reams of documents his office has shared with the committee. Snyder’s letter also says he will “continue” to “fully cooperate” with the committee. 

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.