MISSOURI — McCaskill for Missouri Communications Director Meira Bernstein released the following statement on Attorney General Josh Hawley’s press conference today, during which he claimed that the statute of limitations is approaching on Governor Greitens’ use of The Mission Continues donor list:
“We’re glad that Hawley has come out of hiding to acknowledge the existing evidence of criminal behavior of the Governor. However, the sad truth is that this shows gross incompetence on the part of the Attorney General. The evidence in this case has been publicly available since October 2016 — what excuse could Josh Hawley possibly have for failing to pursue an investigation and allowing this evidence to languish for over a year? The only reason the statute of limitations is now a problem in this case is because Hawley was trying to protect his friend and large donor for as long as possible.”
- October 10, 2016: Press reports that Greitens used a donor list from his charity, The Mission Continues, to solicit donations for his campaign.
- April 28, 2017: Greitens is fined by the Missouri Ethics Commission and admits wrongdoing for his use of the charity donor list.
- February 27, 2018: Press reports that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner may be looking into the Governor’s use of the charity donor list.
- March 1, 2018: Press reports confirm that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is looking into the Governor’s use of the charity donor list.
- March 1, 2018: Hawley announces he is investigating Greitens’ use of the charity donor list after press reports confirm the prosecuting attorney’s investigation, despite declining to investigate for nearly a year.