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Transcript reveals secret Missouri House committee interested in Greitens’ charity ties

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BRANSON MO NEWS: JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri House committee probing Gov. Eric Greitens is actively investigating his ties to his former veterans charity, according to transcripts of committee proceedings released Wednesday.On Wednesday, the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released an extraordinary report detailing one woman’s allegations that Greitens insisted on oral sex while she was crying, called her a “whore,” and shoved her to the ground — among other things — over a months-long, tumultuous extramarital affair in 2015. 

The committee released her account as well as corroborating accounts from the woman’s ex-husband and two friends. Transcripts of committee proceedings released Wednesday also show that the secret panel is working on a second report into the charity to be released “at a later time,” Rep. Jay Barnes, who is chairing the committee, said in a recent meeting.At the same time, Greitens faces an investigation into his charitable work by Attorney General Josh Hawley, a fellow Republican. Loree Anne Paradise, spokeswoman for Hawley, would only say Thursday that “our investigation is very active,” when asked for a status report on the probe, which Hawley announced on March 1.St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, is also investigating The Mission Continues. Laura L’Esperance, spokeswoman for The Mission Continues, said Thursday that the charity is cooperating with all three entities and “we’re looking forward to the completion of their efforts.”The Associated Press reported in October 2016, before Greitens was elected governor, that Greitens had raised $2 million from donors who had also donated significant amounts of money to the charity, which Greitens founded in 2007.The AP obtained a charity donor list Greitens purportedly used to raise the money, but Greitens denied using it at the time.Democrats pounced after the AP report, filing a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission that said that Greitens received …



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