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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of March 19, 2018


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Another week down, and despite the absence of the legislature in the Missouri State Capitol, the news cycle continued churning out stories related to the Governor’s Office and the ongoing investigations.

Gov. Eric Greitens kicked off the week with a proclamation, reminding everyone to thank farmers and honor them with National Agriculture Week.

But the big news this week concerned the trial set for the Governor in May.

After seeking to expedite the trial, Greitens’ defense was informed that the judge would not change the trial date, rejecting their request to move it up a month.

Court documents this week also revealed that the attorney for the ex-husband of the woman involved in an affair with Greitens is calling for a protection order.

Greitens also announced the results of an investigation into the Blind Pension system.

But on Friday, it was news from Attorney General Josh Hawley that flooded the feeds, concerning an update into his office’s investigation into The Mission Continues, the charity started by Greitens in 2007, and the owners of the donor list the Governor used on the campaign trail.

Hawley also stated that, if given subpoena power, he would reopen the Confide investigation, which his office has been criticized for.

Later in the day, a motion filed by the prosecutors revealed that they thought Greitens used the text-deleting Confide app to transmit, hide, or destroy evidence of an alleged photo of the woman with whom he had an extramarital affair.