JEFFERSON CITY (KTRS) Both the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office and the state of Missouri are investigating The Mission Continues … the charity founded by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. At issue is whether donor lists for the charity were used for Greitens’ gubernatorial campaign in violation of federal law.
Earlier today, Attorney General Josh Hawley, a fellow Republican, said his office has issued 15 subpoenas in its investigation of The Mission Continues.
Hawley announced the inquiry after The Associated Press reported that Greitens used a Mission Continues email to send meeting invitations to political consultants as he was preparing to run for office in 2015.
Meanwhile, St. Louis’ top prosecutor is asking a judge to disqualify the law firm representing the governor in his criminal case. In a court filing Friday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says the Dowd Bennett law firm simultaneously worked both for and against the state. The firm represented Greitens in a lawsuit over his use of a message-destroying app called the Confide app, and represents him in his invasion of privacy case in St. Louis. Greitens has been indicted on charges he took a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had a an affair three years ago. Gardner contends Greitens used the Confide app after he took the photo of his mistress.