Tag: Governor Eric Greitens

Judge will allow the name of the woman accusing Greitens of sexual misconduct to be referred to in court

By Brian Robbins & Ben Striker St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Wednesday afternoon ruled that the woman at the center of Governor Eric Greitens sexual misconduct case will have her full name be referred to during the trial, along with her ex-husband. Greitens defense team successfully argued that if she was only referred to as a victim during the trial, the court could assume that she’s truthful and that misconduct truly took place. […]

Greitens’ phone examined in relation to invasion of privacy trial

In connection with an invasion of privacy charge, Governor Eric Greitens phone underwent examination on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of the phone of the key witnesses also being examined. Behind closed doors, at Carnahan Courthouse, a forensic expert began going through the contents of the phone of the Republican governor. Experts are also expected to collect data from Greitens’ Gmail account and an alternate phone. The search warrant for the data was obtained […]

Judge will not strike testimony of Greitens’ former lover

By Ben Striker & Brian Robbins The judge presiding over the criminal invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens said Monday he would not strike testimony from the woman accusing him of taking a picture of her bound and partially nude without her consent. The defense sought to suppress the testimony given by K.S., the woman at the center of the case, since she was interviewed by William Don Tisaby, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s […]

Judge denies Greitens’ restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Cole County judge has permanently denied Governor Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley. In a two-page judgment issued Friday afternoon, Judge Jon Beetem said Greitens “failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted” and that he “is not entitled to a temporary restraining order.” The Republican governor filed for an order to restraining Hawley and his office from investigating him, just […]

RELEASE: Disaster recovery moving at expedited pace for Missouri communities

Pace of approval of local recovery projects is 3 times faster than for Missouri’s previous flooding disaster, as more than $56 million in assistance has been approved and flowing to Missouri communities. Beginning on April 28, 2017, Missouri was inundated by historic flooding that affected thousands of families as it pushed  rivers and streams to unprecedented crests and flooded homes and businesses in areas that had never before flooded. It would become the state’s costliest […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens signs Executive Order expanding Homeland Security Advisory Council

Governor Eric Greitens signed Executive Order 18-04 Wednesday, making changes to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. The Council was last authorized in 2006, and is designed to ensure that state and local homeland security plans on terrorism and disaster preparedness are executed and coordinated efficiently. “We’re working every day to keep Missourians safe,” Greitens said. “This Executive Order will help ensure that every resource is available to protect families from natural disasters, respond to terrorist […]

Greitens’ defense team issues notice to depose St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s lead investigator

The defense team representing embattled Governor Eric Greitens has filed a notice to depose the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s lead investigator. In a motion filed Wednesday morning, lawyers for Greitens issued a notice for the videotaped deposition of Anthony Box, a former FBI agent hired by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner as the office’s chief investigator back on March 5, in relation to the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens. The notice requests the deposition take […]

Judge won’t rule on defense’s motion to dismiss Greitens felony case this weekend

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has decided not to rule on a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy felony indictment against embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens this weekend. Burlison’s decision came a day after the defense team accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence” and reintroduced a motion to dismiss the case. Defense attorney Jim Martin accused Gardner on Thursday of not providing the defense […]

Greitens defense attorneys accuse Circuit Attorney of withholding evidence, ‘gross misconduct’

In the first hearing since the Missouri House released a scathing report against Governor Eric Greitens, his defense team on Thursday accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with the Missouri governor’s former mistress last month. Greitens’ lawyers said they were told the interview, conducted by Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by […]

Greitens decries House investigative report, calls it ‘full of lies’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Less than an hour before the release of a report compiled by a House special investigative committee, Gov. Eric Greitens is defiantly responding to the report’s findings, calling them falsehoods and lies. The report, which focuses on allegations stemming from his extramarital affair with his former hairdresser, was released Wednesday at 5 p.m. Speaking before members of the media after 4 p.m., Greitens told them that the report will be “full […]