New report shines light on Greitens indictment

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Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward "Chip" Robertson Jr.'s Wednesday pledge for more subpoenas came after an attorney for Greitens' campaign criticized the House investigation for not doing enough to get the campaign's side of the story.

Hanaway also defended the decision to report Laub as the source of the charity list by noting that the list already was in his possession when Greitens officially created his political committee. The committee chairman says the list was taken without permission from the charity.

Catherine Hanaway, an attorney representing the Greitens campaign, said the report "does a tremendous disservice to the US and Missouri Constitutions".

Greitens faces a felony charge of tampering with computer data related to the claims.

This isn't the first time Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has made headlines.

A report released by Barnes' committee says Greitens signed an agreement in 2012 not to disclose confidential information about the charity's donors. A list of top donors who had contributed at least $1,000 to the charity was used for Greitens' political campaign, netting him around $2 million. This is, at its core, a minor campaign finance issue. Laub said that he thought that meant Chambers could say he was campaign manager at the time - not that he provided Greitens with the list.

Attorney Catherine Hanaway says former aide Daniel Laub had a donor list from The Mission Continues before the campaign was formed.

What the report details is that Greitens allegedly directed an aide, Krystal Proctor, to email the list of donors in 2014 and strategized in meetings ways to use the list for campaign fundraising purposes.

In a statement to St. Louis Public Radio, Chambers described Laub as a "disgruntled former employee".

"The report shows the governor took advantage of a charity that works hard to take care of our veterans", said Republican Rep. Jay Barnes, chairman of the bipartisan committee charged with investigating whether to try to impeach and remove the first-term Republican governor from office.

New information revealed by a House investigatory committee report reveals that Greitens was the one that procured the donor list, detailed CBS News. But the report says he later used a donor list from The Mission Continues to raise money for his gubernatorial campaign. "The man is without honor, without scruples and is utterly lacking in the moral authority necessary to effectively govern", House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, said. He has previously said he won't step down.

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And Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson wants legislators to return for a special session this summer to decide the governor's fate-or more likely, to talk him into going quietly.

A former campaign aide to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens testified that he was duped into taking the fall when the governor's campaign was trying to explain how it had gotten a list of top donors to a veterans' charity that Greitens had founded, according to a legislative report released Wednesday.

The House report says that the consent order contains false information.

When Meredith Gibbons was hired as Greitens' campaign finance director, documents show that Krystal Taylor, who simultaneously worked for Greitens' personal promotional company The Greitens Group and the Mission Continues, sent her an April 22, 2015, email with The Mission Continues donor list attached - a transmission that was the basis for the charge filed last month.

In a court filing Tuesday, Robert Dierker of the prosecutor's office says that although there is no rape allegation in the case, the statute should serve as a guide in limiting evidence about the woman's previous sexual conduct and counseling or psychiatric history.

And Greitens campaign staffer Austin Chambers told the Springfield News-Leader that Laub had the donor list when the gubernatorial campaign started.

The House Committee report says that Greitens obtained that donor list from The Mission Continues, from one of his administrative assistants, and used it to raise almost $2 million dollars for his campaign.

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, called for Greitens' immediate impeachment if he refuses. He goes to trial May 14 on an invasion of privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair in 2015, before he was elected.

"Taylor testified to the committee that "'there was no confusion" when she shared the list with Hafner and Laub at Greitens" direction that they were going to use it to support "the political campaign' and, in particular, "political fundraising'".

Remember, Greitens already has been indicted in connection with the controversy. He is accused of taking a compromising and unauthorized photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. Also, a House Committee Report said that Greitens allegedly forced a crying woman to give him oral sex.

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