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Greitens' attorney asks CNN to retract story about FBI inquiry

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- An attorney for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has asked CNN to retract a story it reported last night that indicated the FBI had opened an inquiry on the governor.

A CNN spokesperson said CNN stands by its reporting.

CNN cited two unnamed U.S. officials and one named source, a 22-year-old man who claimed he had been interviewed by FBI agents.

News 4 has previously spoken with the man, but was unable to verify his claims. News 4 chose not to move forward on a story based on his information alone.

Greitens' personal attorney James Bennett wrote in an email, "It is sufficient to say the named source has a history of profane and aberrant behavior toward people associated with Governor Greitens dating back to last year."

He added, "We have seen no indication of an FBI investigation, see no matter that is worthy of such an investigation and do not believe that one exists."

An FBI inquiry, CNN noted, is different from a formal FBI investigation.

A spokeswoman for the FBI has told News 4 they could not confirm nor deny whether an inquiry or investigation has been opened.

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