Monday, April 23, 2018
SHOW-ME HISTORY OF MISSOURI GUV GREITENS DOWNFALL ACCORDING TO JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS!!!
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Jackson County Democrats - Felony Charge Number Two for Governor Eric Greitens: How We Got Here
News that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens had been charged with a felony for the second time this year dominated headlines Friday night and the question of how things move forward from this point on is still up in the air.
The same evidence used by St. Louis City Prosecutor Kim Gardner’s office, provided by Attorney General Josh Hawley, was also given to the House special investigative committee, which could release another report concerning the allegations against Greitens and subsequently file articles of impeachment in the Missouri House of Representatives.
In August 2007, Greitens founded The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization working to assist veterans.
The list in question, an Excel spreadsheet labeled “All donors $1K total and up — as of 5-7-14”, was created by an employee of The Mission Continues, detailing names, email addresses and phone numbers of donors who gave at least $1,000 to the organization. The list was a created on May 6, 2014, shortly before Greitens left The Mission Continues in July.
After Greitens won the Republican primary, it was reported in October that of the $500,000+ raised by Greitens during an initial two-month period in 2015, roughly 85 percent came from donors who had previously given to The Mission Continues.
From there, one follows the timeline to the complaint filed by former Missouri Democratic Party chairman Roy Temple, alleging that Greitens and his campaign had failed to disclose using the donor list. The subsequent investigation by the Missouri Ethics Commission in April 2017 found Gov. Greitens guilty, and he and his committee were fined $1,000. This is the first time a sitting Governor has received a fine from the MEC.
Greitens’ campaign amended its finance reports to show the donor list as a $600 in-kind contribution received March 1, 2015, from Danny Laub, who was listed as Greitens’ campaign manager at the time.
On Feb. 27, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the obtaining of an email showing that a Greitens Group employee had sent the donor list to Laub and Hafner in January 2015.
Attorney General Josh Hawley also confirms that his office is investigating the charity. The Mission Continues then issues a statement seeking to distance the organization from Greitens, saying they will support the attorney general’s inquiry into "the misuse of our resources by the Greitens campaign."
On April 17, Hawley holds a press conference stating that his office had found evidence suggesting criminal wrong doing by Greitens in relation to the donor list. His office turned the office over to Gardner and the special House committee.
On April 20, Gardner filed a second felony charge against Greitens for tampering with computer data, using the evidence provided by Hawley’s office just barely meeting the deadline under the statute of limitations for this manner of crime.
Why Hawley waited so long to investigate and ultimately turn the case over to the proper jurisdiction is a mystery. The fact that he has taken nearly $50,000 in campaign contributions from Greitens and much more from Greitens-alligned donors for his Senate race may answer part of that mystery.
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