Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor, Eric Greitens filed a restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley Monday, who is investigating the governor and a charity he is involved with.

Hawley announced his investigation in March. Yesterday, Hawley made public statements that he found evidence of criminal violations involving Greitens and his use of a donor list. Attorneys for Greitens asked Hawley whether he intended to recuse himself of the investigation. Greitens’ legal counsel says, the Attorney General’s official call for the governor’s resignation compromises his investigation into the governor.

“Hawley’s public statements demonstrate that he understands that by calling for Gov. Greitens to resign, he has predetermined the guilt of his own investigative target and his investigation now is clearly compromised.”

Greitens’ lawyers are asking for a special prosecutor be appointed to continue the investigation.