Greitens lied about donor list, former aide alleges in latest MO House committee report

May 02, 2018 - 4:17 pm
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Jefferson City, MO - A new legislative report is shedding light on how Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens obtained a donor list from a veterans' charity he founded and used it for his political campaign.

According to the report released today by the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, a former campaign aide says the governor lied to the Missouri ethics commission about how he obtained a donor list from The Mission Continues.

The aide says he was tricked into taking responsibility for giving that list to Greitens, which he says he didn't do.

More details from the report show that in 2012, Greitens signed an agreement to not disclose confidential information about The Mission Continues donors.

A list of top donors was created in May 2014 for Greitens to contact to explain his plans to step down as CEO.

But the report says Greitens later used that list to raise money for his gubernatorial campaign.

Greitens has been charged with computer data tampering for using the donor list without the charity's permission.

In addition, the Republican governor goes on trial May 14 on an invasion of privacy charge in St. Louis. He is accused of taking a compromising and unauthorized photo of a woman with whom he had a relationship in 2015.

Calls for impeachment escalated last month after the House committee released testimony in which the woman accused Greitens of coercing her into sex acts and slapping her.

The woman told the same House committee in an earlier report that Greitens was so sexually aggressive that she was sometimes left afraid and crying.

Greitens denies wrongdoing in both cases, calling himself a victim of a "political witch hunt."

 

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