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Villain_S_Fiend
1 month ago#1
https://goo.gl/JVx8Zo (source: STL Today)

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."

The complaint came after reporting by the Kansas City Star. The Star reported on Oct. 31 that the advisers who would run Hawley's U.S. Senate campaign also directed taxpayer-funded staff, confusing the office's chain of command.

The advisers also worked to raise Hawley's national profile soon after Hawley was inaugurated, the Star reported.


Jay Ashcroft is a republican, as an aside.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., argued in the campaign's closing days that Hawley may have committed a crime when he invited political advisers to manage aspects of his office.

"It is against the law to use state resources for political gain," McCaskill, a former prosecutor in Kansas City, said. "You cannot use taxpayer-paid staff to assist in any political purpose. The last attorney general went to prison for utilizing his office and his state staff to promote him politically. Those are the facts."

In 1993, Missouri Attorney General William L. Webster was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy and embezzlement of state resources after an investigation revealed Webster was using state resources for political purposes.


It'll be interesting to see what, if anything, happens with this.
The food here is awful. My steak was so tough, halfway through my meal it got up and attacked my coffee and the coffee was too weak to defend itself.
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