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Uh, oh.

Alexandra @aliemalie
Can you serve in the US Senate if you’re in federal prison? Asking for a friend.
3:31 PM – 6 Dec 2018

A month ago:

ADLF Files Legal Complaint Against Hawley For Misuse of Public Funds
November 5, 2018, 12:15 pm
The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a legal complaint against Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley for his misuse of taxpayer resources to further his political career.

The complaint asks the Missouri Secretary of State to investigate Hawley’s alleged outsourcing of Attorney General business to two partisan political consultants, who directed taxpayer-funded Attorney General staff to conduct the office in a manner that would benefit Hawley’s political career.

“Hawley suggested nobody is above the law. And, as Missouri’s chief law enforcement officer and advisor, neither is he,” writes ADLF President Brad Woodhouse. “Hawley’s conduct violates the trust that Missourians gave him to serve the public interest and enforce this state’s laws honorably. And most of all, Hawley’s conduct appears to demonstrate a misuse of public funds.”


Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft launches investigation into Josh Hawley
JEFFERSON CITY – Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched an investigation into the way Attorney General Josh Hawley ran his attorney general’s office, Ashcroft’s deputy general counsel wrote to the Democratic-allied American Democracy Legal Fund on Thursday.

The group wrote to Ashcroft on Nov. 2, days before the midterm elections, alleging that Hawley may have “used public funds as Attorney General to support his candidacy for U.S. Senate.”


Pass the popcorn.


Josh Hawley (r): Who did you say was in charge at the Attorney General’s office? (October 31, 2018)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): Who was in charge at the Attorney General’s office? (November 1, 2018)

Senator Claire McCaskill (D): Who was in charge at the Attorney General’s office? – Press Q and A – November 1, 2018 (November 1, 2018)

Josh Hawley (r): Ask me no more questions, I’ll tell you no more lies… (November 4, 2018)