Tag: Ed Dowd

Watkins testifies; Barnes, Dowd argue about K.S. testimony

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a hearing that started out contentious and maintained a level of animosity, Al Watkins said he is under the impression the large sum of cash he received came from a “wealthy, out-of-state Republican,” but he doesn’t actually know the source and “didn’t give a rat’s ass.” The House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight had a public hearing Thursday morning that last more than three hours before they broke for lunch […]

Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “It was my money,” Scott Faughn testified under oath to the House investigative committee. Al Watkins has previously said he thought the money came from an out-of-state Republican donor. After the hearing, which lasted more than three hours, Ed Dowd, Gov. Eric Greitens personal attorney, questioned the reliability of both individuals and stated he does not believe Faughn is the source of the money. Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri […]

Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than 700 pages of testimony by KS, or Witness 1 in the House report — the unnamed woman who had an […]

Barnes pleas for Greitens to testify as committee looks at procedures moving forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jay Barnes told two attorneys representing the Office of the Governor that he would get in front of them, get down on his knees, and beg for the Governor to testify, if that’s what it will take. The Chairman of the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight pleaded during an open meeting on Wednesday morning for the committee to hear from Governor Eric Greitens on matters they are investigating. The committee […]

Greitens’ lawyer files police report accusing investigator of perjury

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ […]

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 […]

Capitol tense ahead of investigative committee’s report release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As legislators head home for the weekend, one subject has been on the minds of nearly everyone: when will we see the House investigative committee’s report into Gov. Eric Greitens, and what will it contain? Speaking with reporters on Thursday, House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty said she was confident that the release of the report would be delayed at least temporarily. However, Speaker Todd Richardson assured reporters afterward in an […]

Updating the players in the Greitens investigation

As the varying criminal investigations continue and the path toward the Governor’s May trial unfolds, many of the players are the same from our initial update for a few weeks ago. However, as the investigations have moved forward, several other players have been brought into prominent roles. So we have an update for those following the cases. The key holdovers from the last update: Mark Bobak – Still the chairman of the board of the […]

Republicans defer to House committee’s investigation after MOGOP calls indictment a ‘political hit job’

Greitens’ attorneys, GOP ED say the indictment is unprecedented, while others believe that’s the point JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As more and more members of the Republican-controlled legislature ask the Governor to resign after a Thursday afternoon Grand Jury indictment for felony violation of privacy laws, the Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Sam Cooper put out a statement denouncing the Grand Jury’s decision to indict. Gov. Eric Greitens was taken into custody Thursday, February 22 […]

The Players involved in the Greitens investigation

As the criminal investigation into the Governor’s sex scandal has expanded into an investigation into dark money, coordination with a 501(c)(4) and the use of his charity’s fundraising list for political purposes, we decided to take a look at the players involved on both sides leading up to the grand jury beginning to take testimony later this month.  For the Governor  Mark Bobak – When you wonder how a guy goes from Obama rallies to […]