State

A recap on where things are and what’s ahead after a tumultuous week for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

April 20, 2018

As the deadline to charge Governor Eric Greitens with another felony looms, all eyes will be on the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Friday. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens, likely giving the embattled governor a chance to defend […]

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RELEASE: Congressman Smith Capitol Report

April 20, 2018

Millions of American’s frustration with an outdated, broken and unfair tax code was met symbolically on Tuesday with news that their attempts to file their taxes online was currently ‘unavailable’ and that they should ‘come back on Dec. 31, 9999.” That’s right, the old, clunky and broken tax code – broke the IRS website. Frustrated […]

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Legislator rebukes Greitens defense team’s call for Hawley’s recusal

April 19, 2018

Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against fellow Republican and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, some Missouri legislators are choosing sides. Court filings show that the embattled governor issued the request on Monday, a day before Hawley stole the headlines with his press conference announcing that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by […]

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Greitens files request for restraining order against Hawley

April 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General stole the headlines on Tuesday with his press conference announcement saying that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Gov. Eric Greitens. But in what some are calling a seemingly bizarre turn of events, court filings now show that the embattled governor has filed a request for […]

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Fire crews called to Senate for ‘suspicious package’

April 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Senate is back in session after being on lockdown Thursday morning, with members of the Jefferson City Police Department arriving on scene due to what has been described as a “suspicious package.” According to a statement from the Missouri Senate leadership, an unknown substance was delivered in an envelope […]

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General Assembly leadership calls for resignation, Senate wishes to begin impeachment

April 18, 2018

Greitens says he will not resign, court will prove his innocence JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leadership of both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly has called for the embattled-governor to take responsibility for his actions and to step down from his position. The Senate President Pro Tem took it one step further calling for […]

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Hawley says Greitens may have committed a felony in using donor list, hands over evidence to St. Louis Circuit Attorney

April 17, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he has uncovered a potential felony violation by Gov. Eric Greitens. In a press conference held at his office, Hawley said the violation is related to Greitens’ nonprofit, The Mission Continues, and that he has turned evidence over to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. “In […]

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Greitens’ attorney asks for AG recusal in veterans charity investigation, Hawley calls request ‘frivolous’

April 17, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorney is urging Missouri’s Attorney General to recuse his office from the investigation into The Mission Continues, according to The Associated Press. Attorney General Josh Hawley called the request “frivolous.” The Associated Press is reporting that according to a letter written Monday that they obtained, attorney Edward […]

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Judge to rule Thursday on whether or not to dismiss Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

April 16, 2018

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens felony invasion of privacy case said Monday he would rule on the defense team’s motion to dismiss the case Thursday following new complaints that the Circuit Attorney’s office was withholding key information. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison gave both parties a deadline of noon Wednesday to […]

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Greitens defense attorneys accuse Circuit Attorney of withholding evidence, ‘gross misconduct’

April 12, 2018

In the first hearing since the Missouri House released a scathing report against Governor Eric Greitens, his defense team on Thursday accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with the Missouri governor’s […]

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