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AG rejects request for investigation into the handling of complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Democrat Jason Carter's plea for an independent investigator to probe how Georgia's ethics commission handled complaints against his November opponent, Gov. Nathan Deal, was rejected Friday by the state's attorney general.

Republican Attorney General Sam Olens said two other investigations of the ethics commission are underway. He also said the law doesn't give him the authority to tap an "independent" investigator; outside attorneys hired on a contract basis, he said, fall under his office's oversight.

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