They are truly irony impaired. On Twitter, from December 2015:
Michael Cohen @MichaelCohen212
@HillaryClinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!
9:03 PM – 19 Dec 2015
That didn’t wear well at all.
Eric Greitens (r), on Facebook:
Today, the prosecutor dropped the false charges against me.
This was a great victory and a long time coming. I’ve said from the beginning that I am innocent.
This experience has also been humbling, and I’ve emerged from it a changed man.
I believe that in all of our lives, we have to deal with pain, and that if we deal with it in the right way, we can learn wisdom.
We all have to deal with suffering, but if we deal with it in the right way, we can emerge with strength.
I also believe, as many people of faith do, that even in the hardest situations, we can find blessings.
Above all, I am sorry for the pain that this process and my actions have caused my family, my friends, and the people of Missouri.
I am extraordinarily grateful for the tremendous patience and courage of friends, family, and people of faith, who have all recognized that in time comes the truth.
We have a great mission before us. And at this time, I’d ask people of goodwill to come together so that we may continue to do good together.
Some of the responses:
Governor Greitens you lied from the beginning of your campaign, so much dark money, hypocrisy and abuse. You cannot govern Missouri.
I thank God the judge dismissed the case. I can’t imagine the stress and heartache your family has been through. We are all sinners, and thankfully we have a forgiving heavenly father. Bless you and your family.
Uh, the prosecutor dismissed the case, will seek a special prosecutor, and has stated that the case will be refiled.
I’m glad this is over with for you and your family. Keep up the good work for the state of Missouri.
Uh, it’s not over.
The mistresses ex should be prosecuted..he did all of this!!
Think about that for just a second.
This changes nothing about the behavior exhibited by the governor and his lack of ethics, lack of transparency, dark money, etc, etc, etc. His hubris will be his undoing.
What about your other cases? This one is being refiled. Tell the whole story, Snowflake!!!!!
You left the part out about how they plan to re-file with a special prosecutor.
Now thank Hawley for throwing you under the bus
“So far, so good…”
He’s such a victim, so much pain.
You spelled “gave it to the special prosecutor” wrong
Talking about your faith and your blessings. You really are unbelievable.
The real tragedy is that there are people like you not only in our world, but in our government.
Dude it is not over. Liar!
Wow this very nightmare has ended? Glad
Really? So you’re completely innocent?
Trump my president, Greitens my governor. Proud deplorable.
You gutted our education budget. You’re still a terrible person and a poor excuse for a governor.
Did you take a picture of it
Now that we got that taken care of , let’s get this nonsense crap charges and B.S and rumors to bed that the so called free press is yackin about and throw the whole lot in jail along with some Democrats pretending to be Republicans and the Communist pretending to be Socialist. And we might need to remind people that the leader of the Democratic party is hardcore Nazi that help kill thousands by turning in Jews. Makes me sick !!!
That’s a lot to unwrap.
You phony SOB. Let’s see how the ‘donor list’ goes. Hypocrisy and Republican family values march goes on.
You’re guilty as hell. Phony baloney
Impeach this man!
It’s not over yet.
Late this morning:
STL Public Radio @stlpublicradio
BREAKING: AG Hawley says he has uncovered a potential felony violation by Gov. Greitens and turned evidence over to @stlcao. The violation is related to his nonprofit, The Mission Continues.
10:53 AM – 17 Apr 2018
Whereupon Missouri government and politics Twitter blew up.
A press release from Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D) U.S. Senate campaign:
MISSOURI — McCaskill for Missouri Communications Director Meira Bernstein released the following statement on Attorney General Josh Hawley’s press conference today, during which he claimed that the statute of limitations is approaching on Governor Greitens’ use of The Mission Continues donor list:
“We’re glad that Hawley has come out of hiding to acknowledge the existing evidence of criminal behavior of the Governor. However, the sad truth is that this shows gross incompetence on the part of the Attorney General. The evidence in this case has been publicly available since October 2016 — what excuse could Josh Hawley possibly have for failing to pursue an investigation and allowing this evidence to languish for over a year? The only reason the statute of limitations is now a problem in this case is because Hawley was trying to protect his friend and large donor for as long as possible.”
October 10, 2016: Press reports that Greitens used a donor list from his charity, The Mission Continues, to solicit donations for his campaign.
April 28, 2017: Greitens is fined by the Missouri Ethics Commission and admits wrongdoing for his use of the charity donor list.
February 27, 2018: Press reports that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner may be looking into the Governor’s use of the charity donor list.
March 1, 2018: Press reports confirm that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is looking into the Governor’s use of the charity donor list.
March 1, 2018: Hawley announces he is investigating Greitens’ use of the charity donor list after press reports confirm the prosecuting attorney’s investigation, despite declining to investigate for nearly a year.
Uh, what took Josh Hawley (r) so long?
The Report (April 11, 2018)
Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)
Go away, asshole. (April 12, 2018)
Sen. Denny Hoskins (r-21): impeach Greitens (April 13, 2018)
Getting ironical about Greitens (April 13, 2018)
Standing ovation (April 14, 2018)
Quid pro quo (April 16, 2017)
Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley filed a petition in the 17th Judicial Circuit to remove newly elected Cass County Presiding Commissioner Herschel Young (r) from office. The press release from the prosecutor’s office:
For immediate release upon receipt
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
QUO WARRANTO FILED – PETITION SEEKS TO REMOVE
HERSCHEL YOUNG AS PRESIDING COMMISSIONER
AS A RESULT OF 1995 FELONY CONVICTION
Harrisonville, MO – – A Petition for Quo Warranto was filed on January 3rd with the Circuit Court of Cass County. The Petition seeks to remove from office, Herschel L. Young as Presiding Commissioner . A Petition for Quo Warranto is the proper remedy to determine title to an office. A Quo Warranto can only be brought by the State of Missouri Attorney General’s Office or the County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and only after an individual has actually taken office. This Petition was filed by the Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley pursuant to Missouri statutes requiring her to file a quo warranto where the primary issue is the qualifications to hold an office.
The Petition alleges that Herschel L. Young, having been convicted of a felony in 1995 was not qualified as a candidate for elective, public office in the November 2010 general election and therefore does not qualify to hold the elected office of Cass County Presiding Commissioner. Herschel L. Young was elected as Presiding Commissioner of Cass County in the general election held on November 2, 2010 but did not officially take office until the first day of January 2011. Neither the Attorney General’s Office nor the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office may seek removal until the candidate has actually taken the office.
“I believe that once Mr. Young took office, Missouri law requires that the Prosecutor seek removal of an officeholder who does not qualify to hold that office,” Hensley said. “Missouri case law has clearly stated that a quo warranto is an action to protect the public against usurpation of a public office and that the public is the real party in interest here.”
Herschel L. Young pled guilty on June 29, 1995 to a Class C Felony of Assault and received a suspended execution of sentence with three years supervised probation. Mr. Young’s felony conviction has gone unnoticed on his criminal history due to a failure of the system in 1995 to insure that it was properly recorded with the Missouri State Highway Patrol who keeps such records. The Petition includes as Exhibit A the certified copy of the Sentence and Judgment, whereby Herschel L. Young pled guilty to and received a conviction for a felony offense. That Sentence and Judgment is part of the official Circuit Court file of Cass County.
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The petition filed by Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley [pdf]. The petition includes two exhibits: Herschel Young’s declaration of candidacy from 2010 and records of the felony conviction from 1995.
11CA-CV00001 – STATE O MO EX INF T HENSLEY V HERSCHEL L YOUNG
Displaying 1 thru 5 of 5 records for all dockets returned for case 11CA-CV00001.
01/03/2011 Docket Entry: Judge Assigned
Docket Entry: Petition Filed – No Fees
Text: Petition in Quo Warranto
Filing Party: HENSLEY , TERESA LYNN
Docket Entry: Suggestions in Support
Text: Suggestions in Support of Petition for Quo Warranto
Filing Party: HENSLEY , TERESA LYNN
Docket Entry: Judge/Clerk – Note
Text: Court takes up Petition for Quo Warranto. Upon review of pleadings and pursuant to Mo.R.Ct. 98.05 and Mo.Rev.Stat. 526.050 the Court enters preliminary order. Court finds that ruling in form of injuction pled by Prosecutor should be granted. Order entered separately. JAC/tl
Docket Entry: Order
Text: Document ID: 11-ORD-1, for YOUNG, HERSCHEL L. Preliminary Order in Quo Warranto
Missouri Revised Statutes
Temporary injunction, when granted.
526.050. When it shall appear by the petition that the plaintiff is entitled to the relief demanded, and such relief, or any part thereof, consists, in restraining the commission or continuance of some act of the defendant, the commission or continuance of which, during the litigation, would produce injury to the plaintiff, or when, during the litigation, it shall appear that the defendant is doing, or threatens or is about to do, some act in relation to the plaintiff’s rights respecting the subject of the action, and tending to render the judgment ineffectual, a temporary injunction may be granted to restrain such act.
[emphasis in original]
Judge Jacqueline Cook entered a preliminary order removing Herschel Young from office.
Long time incumbent Presiding Commisioner Gary Mallory (D) was upset by Herschel Young (r) in the 2010 general election:
Election Summary Report
CASS CO MO
Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races
Number of Precincts 48
Precincts Reporting 48 100.0 %
Total Votes 34304
GARY MALLORY DEM 15704 45.78%
HERSCHEL L. YOUNG REP 18554 54.09%
Write-in Votes 46 0.13%