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Phil Bryant Threatens Defamation Suit Against Mississippi Today Over Claim He ‘Embezzled’

A close up of Phil Bryant, looking up

Former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is threatening to sue news outlet Mississippi Today after its CEO claimed publicly to a national gathering of journalists and news leaders that her organization’s reporting had demonstrated that he “embezzled” millions in welfare dollars as part of a massive scandal involving the misuse of Temporary Assistance For Needy Families funds.