Tag: Greitens scandal

White House is taking Greitens situation ‘very seriously’

The situation surrounding the Missouri governor is “very concerning” and the White House is taking it “very seriously,” according to President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. During the daily press briefing on Friday, a reporter asked Sanders if the President had received the letter three Republican state Senators had sent him and what his response is. “I don’t have an official response at this time,” Sanders answered. “but certainly that is something that […]

Attorney for ex-husband in Greitens scandal wants to block defense team’s call for subpoena and issue protection order

The St. Louis attorney representing the ex-husband of a woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has filed a motion to quash a subpoena from the defense team and issue a protective order against the governor. According to the motion filed by attorney Al Watkins, the ex-husband was issued a subpoena on Tuesday commanding him to appear in the city of St. Louis and testify under oath in a deposition requested […]

Judge denies Greitens’ defense team’s request for earlier trial

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens’ trial for invasion of privacy denied the defense team’s request to move the trial up by more than a month. The defense team for the governor hoped to have the case held in two weeks on April 3, rather than the original hearing scheduled for May 14 before Circuit Judge Rex Burlison. On Wednesday, Burlison denied the defense team stating that he would not change the trial […]

Graves Garrett forms legal expense fund for Governor’s staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Graves Garrett, the law firm representing some members of the Governor’s Office, has announced the formation of a legal expense fund to aid in paying for legal expenses for some official staff members of the Governor’s Office. The new nonprofit, called the Missouri Legal Expense Fund, was created on March 6 in compliance with Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527), which makes it a tax-exempt […]

Legal defense fund for Greitens created, House investigative committee prepares for first meeting

JEFFERSON CITY — If there’s any indicator that the Governor is preparing for a long and drawn out process regarding the investigation into the allegations surrounding him, an almost assured test would be to check for a legal defense fund. And, as it turns out, such a fund has recently been created and registered with the Secretary of State’s Office. Documents filed on Friday, March 2, show that supporters of Gov. Eric Greitens have filed […]

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 […]

Representative Ruth calls for Gov. Greitens to resign

Another Republican female legislator is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens resignation following the news of his indictment on Thursday. Rep. Becky Ruth, R-Festus, made a statement on her Facebook account on Friday stating that the governor needs to remove himself from office for the good of the state and its citizens. “As I stated in January, the governor should be held accountable for his actions,” Ruth said in a written statement. “Yesterday’s indictment by the Grand Jury […]

Ed Martin calls for resignation of Greitens on radio show

Former Missouri GOP chairman Ed Martin called for the resignation of the Governor of Missouri on his radio show, “The Answer,” which broadcasts in the afternoons on 105.3 FM in St. Louis and online. Allegra Kirkland, a reporter at Talking Points Memo, tweeted: Former Missouri GOP chairman @eagleedmartin (’13-15) said on his radio show on 105.3 FM just now that Greitens has to step down. Former Missouri GOP chairman @eagleedmartin ('13-15) said on his radio show on […]

Greitens’ attorney calls story a ‘political hit piece,’ Temple responds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As new details and allegations continue to emerge regarding the extramarital affair of Gov. Eric Greitens, more names continue to also emerge. One of the most recent names thrown into the mix is that of Roy Temple, the former chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. Temple has been cited as a source for some of the recent information that has made headlines, reportedly having met with the woman’s former husband in […]