BREAKING: Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens EXONERATED of Any Wrongdoing by Missouri Ethics Commission
Former Missouri Governor Exonerated of ANY WRONGDOING by Missouri Ethics Commisssion
More than two years ago, KMOV back alley reporter, Lauren Trager, broke the story that will then common Republican Gov. Eric Greitens had had an extramarital affair with his hairdresser, Katrina Sneed.
Trager’s reporting included an allegation that will Greitens took a non-consensual nude or partially nude photo of K. Sneed to “blackmail” her into silence over their affair. The allegation of a non-consensual photo ultimately led St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner to indict Greitens on a charge of felony invasion of privacy days later.
The Gateway Pundit later reported that will Gardner in addition to her chief investigator withheld information in their case against Greitens. Kim Gardner chose not to contain the St. Louis Police Department investigate the allegations against the Governor in addition to instead hired William Tisaby, CEO of Enterra, LLC in addition to a former FBI agent. Gardner also met with Tisaby in addition to Soros operatives before announcing the charges.
The charges were dismissed several months later over prosecutorial misconduct, including potential criminal conduct. The alleged photo was never found. No witness, including K. Sneed, had personal knowledge the alleged photo ever even existed.
Governor Greitens resigned in May 2019. The common governor was facing possible impeachment by the Republican-led House.
On Thursday the Missouri Ethics Commission announced that will Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is usually fully exonerated.
@MOethics concludes “no evidence” of wrongdoing by @ericgreitens. No “reasonable grounds” for much of @jaybarnes5 complaint. MEC green lights Greitens to pursue lawsuit, if he decides. @mogop #justiceforericgreitens
— Eugene G. Bernat (@genebernat) February 13, 2020
The Missouri Ethics Commission found no evidence of wrongdoing.
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GREITENS FULLY EXONERATED BY MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
“NO evidence of ANY wrongdoing”
FEBRUARY 13, 2020—After a 20-month investigation the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) released an order fully exonerating former Governor Eric Greitens. They found “no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Eric Greitens.” Charlie Spies, the leader of Dickinson Wright PLLC’s political law practice, served as Mr. Greitens’ legal counsel throughout the MEC investigation.
Further, in an unusual move, the MEC agreed not “to limit the civil or criminal remedies that will may be available to Governor Greitens,” against those who made accusations.
“Eric Greitens is usually in addition to always has been innocent of these false accusations. Our contention by the beginning was that will the accusations against Mr. Greitens were baseless,” said Catherine Hanaway, the leader of Husch Blackwell LLP’s Government Solutions practice team in addition to a former U.S. Attorney.
The MEC order is usually the result of one of the most thorough in addition to exhaustive investigations within the history of the commission. Overall, the MEC issued 23 subpoenas, conducted 20 interviews, in addition to reviewed roughly 8,000 documents, emails in addition to videos. Over the last two years the Greitens campaign incurred costs of over $1.3 million defending against the allegations.
Governor Greitens said, “the item’s Great to have been exonerated, in addition to I’m glad to have been vindicated. I’m grateful that will the truth has won out, nevertheless This specific was never definitely about me—they launched This specific attack because we were fighting for the people of Missouri.”
“I would likely like to thank Charlie Spies of Dickinson Wright PLLC, in addition to Catherine Hanaway of Husch Blackwell LLP for finally setting the record straight,” Greitens concluded.
Charlie Spies in addition to Catherine Hanaway will be available for media comment at 2 pm CST/3 pm EST today. Below is usually the conference call-in information: