Last year, the Missouri ethics commission investigated how Gov. Eric Greitens came to possess a donor list from a veterans’ charity he founded. If Greitens took the list, it would be a major campaign finance violation. Greitens, a Republican elected in 2016, swore in a consent decree with the commission that his campaign got the list via an in-kind contribution from its campaign manager, Danny Laub.
But now, Laub has testified that Greitens was lying about that. And Laub says he was duped by Greitens’ team into taking the fall. As we already knew, it looks like Greitens himself directed someone to send the list to the campaign. Allegra Kirkland has all the details.
But that’s not all…
Remember, Greitens already has been indicted in connection with the controversy. And he’s separately been indicted over allegations that he took a nude picture of a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair, and used it to blackmail her.
Even some state Republicans are calling for him to resign, worried about the impact of the two-tiered scandal on GOP candidates this fall. But he’s so far remained defiant.