Gov. Greitens files restraining order against AG Josh Hawley
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens filed a restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday over the investigation into the governor's office and "any entities with which Gov. Greitens is or has been associated."
The petition also seeks the appointment of a special prosecutor for conducting any investigation into the governor's office.
Hawley announced an investigation into Greitens and his charity, The Mission Continues, in March. On Tuesday, Hawley said he had found evidence of "potential criminal violations" by Greitens, who allegedly used a list of charity donors for his political campaign. Hawley turned over the evidence to prosecutors in St. Louis, where the charity is based.
According to the petition, attorneys for Greitens on Monday asked the attorney general's office whether Hawley intended to recuse himself from the investigation. In that request, the attorneys said if Hawley did not recuse himself, Greitens would "explore legal remedies."
In the petition, Greitens' attorneys made the following argument: