Governor Greitens wants criminal case thrown out

The Latest: Greitens slams claims against him as 'false'

The Latest: Greitens slams claims against him as 'false'

Greitens in a Tuesday statement said he'll get rid of what he described as "false allegations".

Hawley announced an investigation into Greitens and his charity, The Mission Continues, in March.

Greitens in response ripped into both Hawley, who is running for U.S. Senate this year, and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.

Greitens issued a rebuttal statement questioning the legal skills of Hawley and lambasting him for working with Gardner, a Democrat.

"Anyone who has set foot in a Missouri courtroom knows these allegations are ridiculous", Greitens said. Senate and House leaders called for Greitens' resignation. If he doesn't step down, she says the House should immediately act to remove him.

February 22: A St. Louis grand jury indicts Greitens on one felony count of invasion of privacy related to the affair. She said that while the attorney general's office doesn't have criminal jurisdiction, it does have authority to investigate charitable activities. He said Greitens could be charged with a felony because the donor list produced a gain to Greitens' campaign of more than $500. Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for Gardner's office, said the office is reviewing the evidence and declined to comment further. He's accused of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected. This follows an announcement by Hawley, who says his office believes the governor illegally used a list of donors from a charity he started for political fundraising.

The filing also requests the appointment of a special prosecutor. He also referred the matter to a House committee that will be recommending whether to impeach Greitens.

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October 2016: The Associated Press reports that Greitens' campaign had obtained an electronic spreadsheet of top donors to The Mission Continues as he began his campaign in 2015.

Prosecutors in St. Louis have to decide soon whether to charge Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for allegedly misusing a charity donor list during his campaign.

Hawley said Tuesday that it's up to the St. Louis prosecutor to decide whether to charge Greitens with a crime. An AP analysis found his campaign raised almost $2 million from donors who previously gave significant amounts to The Mission Continues.

Greitens responded on Twitter, saying, quote, "I will not be resigning the governor's office".

Greitens said he plans to remain in office as his trial date approaches on the invasion of privacy charge.

The House committee is where the two criminal investigations come together.

Missouri's Republican legislative leadership is calling for fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to resign, but the governor says he won't quit. Dowd argued that the attorney general's investigation of veterans charity The Mission Continues is compromised because of that. I believe that the allegations rose to a level of sexual assault.

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