Greitens' lawyer calls for Missouri AG to recuse himself from probe into Governor's charity

April 16, 2018 - 5:37 pm

Jefferson City, MO (AP) - An attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is urging the state's attorney general to recuse his office from an investigation of a veterans charity founded by the governor.

 In a letter written Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. raised concerns over Josh Hawley's comment last week urging Greitens to resign. The letter says Hawley's investigation is "clearly compromised" because he has "predetermined the guilt of his own investigative target."

 Hawley's office is investigating The Mission Continues as it relates to the state's consumer protection and charitable registration and reporting laws.

.@AGJoshHawley’s office responds to @EricGreitens’ attorneys asking Hawley to drop the probe into his charity. #moleg

— Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3) April 16, 2018

 Hawley was among many elected officials urging Greitens' to step down after a report from a special legislative committee on Greitens' extramarital affair with his St. Louis hairdresser in 2015. Testimony cited in the report alleged Greitens was sexually aggressive toward the woman.

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