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News Friday, Oct 26 2018

"Missouri's Top Prosecutor" Josh Hawley Ignores Basic Facts

Oct 26, 2018

“Josh Hawley cares more about climbing the political ladder than actually serving the people of Missouri,” said American Bridge spokesperson Emma Beckerman. “His sham investigation into Eric Greitens is just one of many reasons why Missourians should not give him a promotion.”

The Kansas City Star: Hawley didn’t look into ‘most basic facts’ in Greitens investigation, attorney says
By Jason Hancock | October 26, 2018

  • “Hawley’s investigation of the former governor [Eric Greitens] is once again drawing scrutiny.”
  • “A text message from a Greitens staffer obtained by The Star this week appears to show that the governor’s office had advance notice about when the attorney general’s investigation would conclude. And a story in The New York Times over the weekend revealed Hawley’s office acceded to the governor’s demand that interviews with Greitens staff members who used Confide could last only 15 minutes.”
  • “The new revelations are adding to questions that were already lingering about the quality of Hawley’s inquiry, ranging from a decision not to try to interview the governor to the fact that there was no forensic examination of phones used by the governor’s staff.”
  • “‘We knew the attorney general’s conclusions were wrong, but why the attorney general didn’t even look for the most basic facts is a persistent, concerning question,’ said Mark Pedroli, one of a pair of St. Louis attorneys who sued the governor’s office last year over its use of Confide.”
  • “Also raising concerns is a text message that recently turned up as evidence in Pedroli’s lawsuit showing an unnamed Greitens staffer discussing the attorney general’s inquiry.”
  • “Greitens and his staff appear to know not only when the investigation would be finalized, Pedroli said, but also what the findings would be.”

Read the full story here.

Published: Oct 26, 2018

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