May 14, 2018/Press Release

ICYMI: Greitens Fails in Attempt to Get Actual Confide Investigation Dismissed

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A judge has denied Governor Eric Greitens’ motion to dismiss a Sunshine Project lawsuit alleging that the Governor used text messaging app, Confide, to destroy government records. The judge slammed Grietens defense, noting that “the argument that the use of the Confide app excuses compliance because nothing is retained holds less water than a policy of using disappearing ink for all official documents.”

According to KMIZ, Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office has been subpoenaed in connection with the same lawsuit for all documents related to Hawley’s substandard investigation into Greitens’ use of Confide. The subpoena came amid serious questions about the credibility of Hawley’s investigation. Hawley cleared the Governor of wrongdoing despite the fact that he did not attempt to retrieve any of the Governor or his staff’s Confide messages, relied heavily on staff testimony, and did not attempt to interview the Governor or challenge the Governor’s assertion of executive privilege.