Hawley defends call for Greitens’ resignation

An investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens should continue despite calls by Attorney General Josh Hawley for the governor to resign, Hawley’s attorneys say.

Greitens last week filed for a court order seeking to block any investigations into himself by Hawley, a fellow Republican. It cited Hawley’s calls for the governor to resign after the release of a House committee report into Greitens’ 2015 affair, during which Greitens allegedly committed felony invasion of privacy.

Hawley’s statements after the report showed he could not conduct an impartial investigation into Greitens, the governor’s attorneys said.

But a new brief from Hawley’s office counters that argument, saying the attorney general and leading Republican candidate for U.S. Senate was simply doing his job by calling for Greitens to resign.

They called Greitens’ request for a restraining order and “attempt to interfere with the orderly pursuit of justice.”

Read more: Springfield News-Leader, Kansas City Star

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