Governor Greitens files restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley

20 April, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Missouri governor defies calls to resign

A St. Louis grand jury in February indicted the governor on a single invasion of privacy charge.

I will not be resigning the Governor's office.

McCaskill's campaign slammed Hawley for "gross incompetence" in not investigating the case sooner and accused the attorney general of soft-pedaling the case out of loyalty to a fellow Republican. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin. Dogan said he's especially alarmed now about the findings in Hawley's investigation that allege Greitens used a donor list from The Mission Continues to raise money for his gubernatorial campaign.

Hawley stated that St. Louis attorneys are now investigating all the material that has been sent over to them.

She said Greitens should resign to spare Missouri residents the ordeal of impeachment.

Gardner has two options she can use to charge Greitens, said Washington University law professor Peter Joy.

August 2007: Greitens, a former Navy SEAL officer, founds the charity The Mission Continues in St. Louis.


When Kendrick was asked how he thought a sit-down between himself and the governor would go, he said, "At this point, you know, the report has been released, the bipartisan group, there were many attorneys sitting in that room (who) found the witnesses to be credible".

Greitens initially denied to the AP in 2016 that he had used the donor list for his campaign. He said Greitens could be charged with a felony because the donor list produced a gain to Greitens' campaign of more than $500. The AP found that Greitens' campaign had raised almost $2 million from donors who previously gave significant amounts to The Mission Continues.

Greitens, an Iraq veteran, founded The Mission Continues in 2007 but left the charity in 2014. In his statement, AG Hawley called on Gov. Greitens to "resign immediately" and called the allegations in the House Investigative Committee's Report, "certainly impeachable, in my judgment".

Its members released an interim report April 11 that included additional details about the relationship between Greitens and the woman, including allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Attorney general spokeswoman Mary Compton says that's not related to Hawley's investigation into the charity's possible violations of the state's consumer protection and charitable registration and reporting laws.

Missouri lawmakers are returning to work at the Capitol amid turmoil in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' office.

Greitens' troubles threaten to distract from Republicans' agenda.

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