Missouri AG Says Gov. Eric Greitens May Have Committed A Felony

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

"Yesterday, prosecutors in the Circuit Attorney's Office met with members of the Attorney General's team".

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier this year that Greitens' former assistant sent the fundraising list to the Greitens campaign.

"Anyone who has set foot in a Missouri courtroom knows these allegations are ridiculous", Greitens said. "We will dispense with these false allegations". The evidence in this case has been publicly available since October 2016 - what excuse could Josh Hawley possibly have for failing to pursue an investigation and allowing this evidence to languish for over a year? He said his office recently discovered the evidence and the statute of limitations for the charge is fast approaching but the decision to press charges is in the hands of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office. Under Missouri law, it is the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office decision.

Attorney general spokeswoman Mary Compton said 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.

"We have uncovered evidence of wrongdoing that goes beyond Missouri's charity laws". He said the governor's "serious misconduct" is an "impeachable offense". If he doesn't step down, she says the House should immediately act to remove him.

Hawley told reporters Greitens is accused of using that list for political fundraising.

But Hawley said his office doesn't have jurisdiction to file charges. The woman says Greitens blindfolded and took a nude photo of her without her permission, then used the photo to blackmail her into silence. A spokeswoman for Gardner said prosecutors are "reviewing the evidence", but declined further comment.

Last week, a woman who Greitens previously admitted to having an extramarital affair with in March 2015 revealed their sexual encounters weren't always consensual and were sometimes violent.

At issue, Hawley said, is an electronic donor list Greitens obtained from a Missouri nonprofit called The Mission Continues.

The Associated Press first reported in October 2016 that Greitens' campaign had obtained a list of top donors to The Mission Continues. "So it can be charged and prosecuted", Hawley said. The Mission Continues has adamantly denied giving the donor list to the Greitens campaign. Hawley says his office found evidence that Greitens transmitted that list without permission in violation of the law.

Also, the House investigatory committee is weighing whether to pursue impeachment proceedings against Greitens based on testimony to the committee.

A spokeswoman says a request for the Missouri attorney general's office to recuse itself from investigating a charity founded by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is "frivolous". Dowd raised concerns over Hawley's call last week for the governor to resign.

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