Tag: Ross Garber

Barnes urges state to withhold payment for Greitens’ two impeachment attorneys

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers should not be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired to hold potential impeachment proceeding, according the chairman of the panel investigating then-Governor Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman on June 11 Rep. Jay Barnes states that Greitens should be held liable for the bills of the lawyers he used for his own personal purposes. […]

Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without the Attorney General’s consent.” In simpler terms, the office is not authorized to hire private legal counsel without permission from […]

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 […]

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 […]