Tag: Attorney General Josh Hawley

A recap on where things are and what’s ahead after a tumultuous week for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

As the deadline to charge Governor Eric Greitens with another felony looms, all eyes will be on the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Friday. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens, likely giving the embattled governor a chance to defend himself in trial, which is set to begin on May 14. Greitens is accused of allegedly taking a picture of a […]

Legislator rebukes Greitens defense team’s call for Hawley’s recusal

Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against fellow Republican and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, some Missouri legislators are choosing sides. Court filings show that the embattled governor issued the request on Monday, a day before Hawley stole the headlines with his press conference announcing that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Greitens regarding the charity he started, The Mission Continues. Greitens’ defense attorney’s also asked Hawley to recuse himself Monday from […]

Greitens files request for restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General stole the headlines on Tuesday with his press conference announcement saying that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Gov. Eric Greitens. But in what some are calling a seemingly bizarre turn of events, court filings now show that the embattled governor has filed a request for a restraining order against the attorney general. The date of the filing, however, shows that it was filed the day […]

Hawley says Greitens may have committed a felony in using donor list, hands over evidence to St. Louis Circuit Attorney

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he has uncovered a potential felony violation by Gov. Eric Greitens. In a press conference held at his office, Hawley said the violation is related to Greitens’ nonprofit, The Mission Continues, and that he has turned evidence over to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. “In the course of this investigation, we have uncovered evidence of wrongdoing that goes beyond Missouri’s charity laws,” Hawley said. “To […]

Questions raised about anti-Hawley memo

Attorney General’s Office points to deficiencies in Sunshine Law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Earlier this week, a collection of Democratically-affiliated lawyers circulated a memo criticizing the investigation by Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office into the use of the Confide app by Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff, but now, the AG’s Office is alleging there may be more than partisan politics at play, with even some allegations of former employees with an ax to grind. […]

Rowden talks ‘doing the right thing’ on This Week in Missouri Politics

ST. LOUIS — For the second week in a row, Gov. Eric Greitens dominated headlines and was the main topic of discussion on This Week in Missouri Politics. In the past week, the House has moved forward with an investigation into the governor and several legislators have called for his resignation. “My resignation call was because I don’t envision a scenario where the governor will be in a place where he can lead in the […]

AG report says Greitens’ office didn’t break any laws with use of Confide app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The investigation by the Attorney General’s Office into the usage of the text-deleting Confide app by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff has been completed, and the findings seem to vindicate the embattled Republican governor. In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, the Governor’s Office released the final report from the Attorney General’s Office investigation, stating that the report confirms that the Governor’s Office has “never used Confide or any similar […]

Sunshine Project files lawsuit against Governor Greitens over alleged usage of Confide app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ use of the mobile application known as Confide has officially landed him in legal hot waters. A lawsuit seeking an injunction and damages over the  Republican governor and his staff’s use of the encrypted messaging app was filed in the Cole County Circuit Court for The Sunshine Project following a report by the Kansas City Star exposing the administration’s use of the app in December. It also calls […]

Hawley campaign unveils ‘Claire McTaxAll’ website in first attack on Democratic incumbent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the race to be the next U.S. Senator is taking the first steps into developing into a full-fledged fight, as Republican candidate Attorney General Josh Hawley has launched the first round of blows against the Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Hawley’s campaign this week unveiled a new website seeking to highlight McCaskill’s record on taxes. According to the campaign, since arriving in Washington, the Democratic Senator has […]

Could Hawley investigate or sue Greitens over a texting app?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley is reportedly weighing a decision as to whether he should appoint a special investigator to look into the usage of the text app, Confide, by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff. Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that the Republican freshman governor and his staff used the app, bringing about a number of questions concerning alleged transparency issues, as the app deletes messages and prevents saving, […]