Missouri attorney general: Greitens could face new charge

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Greitens in a Tuesday statement said he'll get rid of what he described as "false allegations".

"The evidence in this case has been publicly available since October 2016 - what excuse could Josh Hawley possibly have for failing to pursue an investigation and allowing this evidence to languish for over a year?" said Meira Bernstein, a spokeswoman for McCaskill's campaign.

In a letter sent to Hawley Monday, Greitens' defense counsel Edward Dowd said Hawley must immediately recuse himself and his office from any investigation of his fellow Republican, as well as any entity to which Greitens is associated.

Greitens in response ripped into both Hawley, who is running for U.S. Senate this year, and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.

"Fortunately for Josh, he's better at press conferences than the law".

"We have uncovered evidence of wrongdoing that goes beyond Missouri's charity laws". She says the attorney general called for the governor's resignation because a House committee concluded there was credible evidence that the governor committed egregious sexual misconduct.

Earlier this month, Hawley issued 15 subpoenas in his office's investigation of a charity donor list from the Mission Continues - the organization founded by Greitens. The woman says Greitens blindfolded and took a nude photo of her without her permission, then used the photo to blackmail her into silence.

Missouri's attorney general says Gov. Eric Greitens might have committed a felony. Josh has turned the "evidence" he claims to have over to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner- a liberal prosecutor funded by George Soros who allegedly suborned perjury, falsified documents, and withheld evidence. A spokeswoman for Gardner said prosecutors are "reviewing the evidence", but declined further comment.

Greitens already faces a felony invasion-of-privacy indictment in St. Louis for allegedly taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom Greitens said he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected.

"By his own published standards, AG Hawley's official public call for Gov. Greitens to resign - while it may have been politically expedient - compromises the AGO's own ongoing investigation of Gov. Greitens", Dowd wrote. He also referred the matter to a House committee that will be recommending whether to impeach Greitens.

Eric Greitens, already fighting for his political life and facing a felony charge related to an extramarital affair, could soon face another felony count after Attorney General Josh Hawley cited evidence Tuesday that Greitens' use of a charity donor list broke the law.

But the Mission Continues fundraising list controversy has dogged him since he ran for governor in 2016. The Mission Continues has adamantly denied giving the donor list to the Greitens campaign. Hawley announced on Tuesday that his office had evidence that Greitens illegally obtained that fundraising list.