Tag: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley

Attorney General audit finds nearly 5,000 rape kits untested in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is calling on Missouri to do more in regard to rape kit testing. According to the Attorney General’s preliminary results, released by Hawley on Thursday, there are nearly 5,000 untested sexual assault kits in the Show-Me State. Hawley’s office has been working on auditing rape kits statewide, which he says shows a need for more funding to address the backlog and put in place a more […]

Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]

AG issues subpoena to Facebook seeking answers on data sharing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has issued an investigative subpoena to Facebook in a wide-ranging probe seeking answers to the sharing and tracking of consumers’ user data. The investigation — coming on the heels of reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to 50 million Facebook users’ personal data — will look into whether the social-media giant violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The civil investigative demand issued by the Attorney General’s […]

Hawley becomes latest target for an ethics complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governor Eric Greitens is not the only statewide politician facing an ethics complaint now. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is the latest politician to be named in an ethics complaint filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission this week by Democratic attorney and lobbyist Jane Dueker, former chief of staff for Gov. Bob Holden. The complaint, filed on Tuesday, claims that Hawley did not disclose free legal representation from a Washington, D.C. […]

Hawley kicks off U.S. Senate campaign, says ‘We can do better’ than McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “Today marks the beginning of the campaign to take back Missouri’s Senate seat for the people of Missouri and defeat Claire McCaskill.” That was the message of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley as he officially kicked off his campaign for the 2018 U.S. Senate race. The Republican challenger announced his campaign with three scheduled events in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield on Tuesday, where he spoke of the American way […]

The Mission continues looks to distance themselves from founder and embattled Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the circle continues tightening around the embattled governor of Missouri, it seems that some of those most closely tied to Gov. Eric R. Greitens are jumping ship to distance themselves from the tumultuous times the Governor is facing. The Mission Continues, a charity organization started by Greitens in 2007, released a letter this week following news that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office would be opening an inquiry into the […]

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 […]