Navy SEAL and current Sancho Missouri Guv Eric Greitens once wrote an inspiring book on the subject of resilience . . . And that might explain his current stubbornness/fortitude in the face of just about everybody who matters (other than Internet trolls) calling for his resignation.
Today's litany of news on the topic from both sides. . .
The Other Felony Considered
While building a national nonprofit for military veterans, former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens solicited millions of dollars from hundreds of wealthy individuals, corporations and foundations. While later launching a Missouri gubernatorial campaign, Greitens again raised millions from many of those same donors.
Putting The Prosecution On Trial
Second deposition of Greitens' investigator set Thursday; Gov's attorney says Tisaby lied and Gardner encouraged lies
ST. LOUIS - Governor Eric Greitens alleges in a motion to dismiss a felony charge of privacy invasion that investigator William Tisaby committed perjury and circuit attorney Kim Gardner suborned it. On April 20, Greitens' defense counsel James Martin wrote that Tisaby boldly and continually lied under oath in a deposition and concealed his notes and draft reports.
Po-Po Leaders Play Favorites Whilst Many Officers Object To Political Gambit
click to enlarge Despite misgivings from some of the region's law enforcement officials, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens delivered the keynote address this morning at the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association prayer breakfast, a somber annual event dedicated to memorializing officers slain in the line of duty.
Understatement Amid EPIC PR Attacks
Greitens' all-star cast of lawyers is papering the courthouse with motions. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her team are fumbling and bumbling. The defense says the prosecution is so compromised that a special prosecutor should be appointed to handle a second case against the governor for misusing a charity's donor list.
Old School Danforth & Bond Remain Silent
Missouri's most senior former Republican statewide officials have been silent on the scandals surrounding GOP Gov. Eric Greitens and intend to remain so, including former U.S. Sen. Jack Danforth, often praised as the party's paragon of virtue and a vocal advocate of clean politics. Danforth's silence is due to his connections to Greitens' defense team.
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