Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Jackson County Democrats Decry Guv Greitens Grand Jury Double Trouble
The latest word from this coalition of politically active locals highlights the broken promises of an embattled Missouri Republican. Take a look:
Jackson County Democrats: Grand Jury Looking Into Governor Eric Greitens
Despite originally saying, through lawyers of course, Greitens had not been contacted by any law enforcement, news came out yesterday that a St. Louis Grand Jury has subpoenaed the now ex-husband of the woman Greitens was engaged in an extra-marital affair with and allegedly blackmailed. It is very possible the woman herself will be called in to testify as may Greitens himself to discover if enough evidence exists to hold a trial. You may recall this is the SECOND court case facing Greitens, who campaigned on ending Jefferson City corruption and strengthening ethical standards; the use of the Confide mobile app may be a violation of the state's Sunshine open records law. In both cases, no public funds are being used for his legal defense. However, the firm representing him in regards to the blackmail investigation is performing the work pro bono according to Greiten's spokesman. This news was met with a startled reaction across the Missouri political community. The same Governor who rails against "career politicians and political insiders" seems to be trading services and access with a high profile law firm. Questions have already been asked if the services, which would range likely in the low four-figures per hour for anyone not named Eric Greitens, will be taxable. We probably won't find that out anyway since Greitens follows the lead of President Trump when it comes to releasing tax records.
We will all wait and see what happens next, but regardless of the outcome, the man who pledged to clean up Jefferson City has done more to disgrace the state's highest office in just one year than we could have possibly imagined.
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