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We reject the suggestion that Hawley is biased against the governor and should recuse himself from the Mission Continues investigation.

In a Tuesday press conference, Hawley said that his investigators believe Greitens obtained the donor list for the charity, The Mission Continues, and had it sent it to his 2016 gubernatorial campaign to use for political fundraising.

Hawley said the charges his office is seeking are felonies.

And a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier this year disputed Greitens' explanation.

The House committee investigating Greitens' affair case now also has the evidence; Hawley said a court granted permission for him to share what his office found.

The Mission Continues investigation will continue and Hawley said his office "will not be intimidated or deterred from doing their job".

Greitens, who is already facing trial next month on a felony invasion of privacy charge, fired back nearly immediately in a statement that accused Hawley - a Republican running for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill - of being "better at press conferences than the law". Anyone who has set foot in a Missouri courtroom knows these allegations are ridiculous.

Hawley said Tuesday that he turned over evidence on Greitens, a Republican, to the St. Louis circuit attorney.

"We will dispense with these false allegations", Greitens said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe says Greitens should have already resigned, and that his delay is torpedoing his political career, at least in Missouri: "Should the governor choose not to resign, I am persuaded that he has not only burned bridges, he has blown them up to where it will be impossible for him to effectively lead the state going forward..." "He did all of this without the permission of The Mission Continues".

Missouri lawmakers are returning to work at the Capitol amid turmoil in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' office.

"This is known as computer tampering".

A growing number of Missouri elected officials have called on Greitens to step down over allegations of unwanted sexual aggression against a woman with whom he has said he had a consensual extramarital affair in 2015.

"Yesterday, prosecutors in the Circuit Attorney's Office met with members of the Attorney General's team".

"We've done a thorough review of this matter, and we know that there's no wrongdoing here".

In October 2016, Greitens initially denied using the list for his campaign.

Martin said the supposedly broken video tape of the alleged victim's deposition "magically appeared" at 6 p.m. last Wednesday, just one hour after the Missouri Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released a scathing report on the governor.

Greitens's whole strategy on that front is to accuse Gardner of being a godless liberal stooge of George Soros (who contributed to groups that supported Gardner's campaign to become the first African-American circuit attorney in her city) who's performing a political "hit" on the doughty governor. She says the Attorney General's investigation into The Mission Continues does not address those allegations. He said Greitens could be charged with a felony because the donor list produced a gain to Greitens' campaign of more than $500.

Asked whether Tuesday's action was related to his campaign for the United States Senate, Hawley said he was doing his job.


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