April 9, 2018/Press Release

BREAKING: Failure of Hawley’s Confide Investigation Even More Apparent with Latest Lawsuit Development

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis County attorney Mark Pedroli is seeking information from Confide related to Governor Greitens’ use of the text message deleting app. This news comes more than a month after Josh Hawley cleared the Governor of any wrongdoing through a botched investigation that did not attempt to retrieve any of the text messages in question, relied heavily on staff testimony, and did not attempt to interview the Governor or challenge the Governor’s assertion of executive privilege.

“This is the latest proof that Josh Hawley’s investigation into Governor Greitens’ use of Confide was a hasty sham designed to protect the Governor. Why didn’t Hawley attempt to obtain evidence from Confide? There’s simply no excuse for Hawley’s decision to protect his friend and donor instead of doing his job for Missourians.”

Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren