MSNBC’s All In
April 17, 2018
8:15:49 PM Eastern
CHRIS HAYES: With me now, David Jolly former Republican Congressman from Florida. Barbara Boxer former Democratic Senator from California. David, your thoughts about Barbara Bush and more broadly the Bush family and how intersected with the broad trajectory of the party that you call home, the Republican party.
DAVID JOLLY: Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. (…) And to your point Chris, we can’t overlook the contrast between the Bush legacy and state of the Republican party today. The reality is, there is not in up room for the dignity of the Bush family in today’s Republican party. That’s a political conversation that continues to be had within the GOP. But tonight we celebrate a truly wonderful and remarkable woman.
BARBARA BOXER: She was always gracious. But what I loved about her, and what I’ll always remember is that she was fiercely independent. You could tell, she was always by her husband’s side. She would do anything for her family but she had her own views and with a twinkle in her eye as her husband had to move to the right on issues such as a woman’s right to choose, she sent out a lot of signals that “don’t worry about it.” She was still there for women. And she did it in a way I can’t even describe it. It was charming.
HAYES: You know, it is the course of the Republican Party and the family dynasty she has now overseen for these years, David Jolly. And to Peter Alexander’s point about the Donald Trump running against it. Donald Trump spent months beak calling her son Jeb a simpering duffus over and over and over again. And a lot of that was animated by a certain kind of anti-dynastic feel among the Republican base.
JOLLY: Sure, no, that’s absolutely true. Listen, I admit to taking Jeb Bush’s side of that argument and not Donald Trump’s. The Bush legacy is one of rich experience and qualifications, frankly that contrast existed between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well. The Bush family and the Clintons each brought rich government experience that as we saw in the last election was largely rejected because of this nativist tribal populism that Donald Trump has sold. Listen, there are many reasons to condemn Donald Trump’s populism tonight and the state of the Republican Party. It is worth, as a nation though, taking a pause to celebrate Barbara Bush personally for her contribution to our nation.
HAYES: Senator Boxer, how do you think about the women in the Republican party and the Republican Party that Barbara Bush was part of for so long and where it is right now?
BOXER: Well, there’s just hardly any moderates there. David will tell you what happens if you’re moderate, if you even talk to a Democrat and what Trump did to the bush family when he went after Jeb the way he did, so cynically and brutally, was to take a wrecking ball to the history of the Republican Party.
And you know, you might say Barbara, what are your credentials for speaking about Republicans. I’m a lifelong Democrat. But my first big campaign I supported a Republican named Peter Bear for the state senate because he was a great environmentalist. We had a different Republican party. And of course, the Bushes were part of that. And it was a big tent. Barbara was in one side of the tent, her husband was kind of moving toward the right. But it was very different then. The Republican party has changed so dramatically. It saddens me.
The team arrived in Syria earlier this week, but its deployment on the ground in the Damascus suburb was slowed down by “security concerns.” Douma was freed by Syrian government forces last week, after a Russia-brokered agreement with Jaysh al-Islam militants occupying the town resulted in their mass evacuation to Syria’s north. Civilians who had been forced to endure life under the militants left the town through humanitarian corridors in their thousands.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Although I cannot say the following with 100% certainty, there can be made an excellent case that President Trump has been overthrown and he is operating as a puppet president.
The first set of facts that makes one believe that there is a strong possibillity of an overthrow of the President comes from the construction of a timeline which shows such a dramatic shift of policy and behavior of the President and the orderly progression of events and dates do not add up.
The second set of circumstances and facts that leads one to conclude that the Deep State is finally in charge of the White House comes from people with some knowledge of the Presidential schedule and routine as well as some ancillary events involving known people and their routine interaction with the President which dramatically supports an about face reversal in presidential policy toward Syria
.In effect, what is going to be presented in the second half of this article is that I believe that it is possible to determine when this president and his foreign policy decisions were taken away from him.
A contextual background to the most controversial story ever produced on The Common Sense Show, I want to remind everyone of some very important contextual background events which have set the stage for a coup against President Trump.
Trump Invites Putin to Meeting At the White House
From ABC News
By PATRICK REEVELL MOSCOW — Apr 2, 2018, 12:25 PM ET
…Both the White House and the Kremlin have previously said the two leaders had discussed a possible summit during a call on March 20, when Trump called Putin to congratulate him on his win in Russia’s presidential election. At a briefing Monday, the Kremlin aide, Yuri Ushakov, said Trump had suggested on the call that the summit could be held at the White House…
“When our presidents were talking on the telephone, Trump proposed to hold a first meeting in Washington, in the White House…”
On April 2, 2018, President Trump announced that he was pulling our troops out of Syria and that he was scheduling a meeting with President Putin of Russia.
On April 3, 2018, President Trump’s announcement is played on ABC News.
An Excerpted Quoted Summary of the President’s Decision to Withdraw From Syria As Cited By ABC News
“I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home. I want to start rebuilding our nation,” Trump said during a press conference with leaders of the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. “It’s time. We were successful against ISIS. We’ll be successful against anybody militarily, but sometimes it’s time to come back home — and we’re thinking about that very seriously.”
The president said getting rid of ISIS has been the United States’ primary goal in Syria and that “we’ve almost completed that task.”
He added that the U.S. will be making a decision “very quickly in coordination with others in the area as to what we’ll do” and suggested that if others, like Saudi Arabia, want the U.S. to maintain a presence, perhaps they should pay for it.
These two events make it crystal clear, President Trump wanted out of Syria because ISIS was basically eradicated and Trump wanted to start anew with Putin. The potential of the Trump/Putin conference at the White House very well could stolen war away from the globalists on a second front since President Kim of North Korea has agreed to denuclearize his country as a predcondition to a May meeting with Trump.
Let’s not forget about that Trump has negated the bulk of the trade imbalances which were working to the disfavor of the American people. Today, 15 months after the inauguration of Trump, 3 million American jobs have been created and American manufacture is seeing signs of life. Trump’s economy is adding over 300,000 jobs per month and has set job creation records.
This is not what the globalists need. America is the impediment to a world government and a one world economy. America needs to fall and fall hard! Death to America is the mantra of the globalists. Trump’s accomplishments have been achieved because Trump has given the big middle finger to the globalists and to their Deep State minions. Trump was making good on his promise to Make America Great Again.
Reversal of Troop Withdrawal From Syria
The President, and without a coherent or significant reason reversed himself 3 days after announcing troops withdrawal of US forces from Syria.
From New York Magazine on April 6, 2018:
“…Senior administration officials claim that during a meeting with the National Security Council several hours later, Trump agreed to stop insisting on immediate withdrawal after military commanders said they needed more time to wrap up their mission. However, he instructed them to wrap up the operation so the 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria can come home in a matter of months.
On Wednesday White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders framed this as a responsible transition to local enforcement that will ensure ISIS can’t reemerge in the region..”.
Please note that there is not one hint of the chemical weapons situation involving Assad and the Syrian government.
The Red Dawn Invasion Force Makes It Way Toward the Border
On March 30th, I received credible from a high level deep-cover source who told me that two phases of a Red Dawn invasion force which would comprise a two phase invasion force were going to be making their way north to the border. As I previously reported, the first phase would consist of cementing the terrorist forces already embedded from the MS-13 incursions during the 2014 Central American immigration invasion. Phase two is reportedly the direct military invasion from Latin American forces following the breakout of war in Syria.
At the time of my previous reports, I was not allowed to reveal the source of my information. I have subsequently been released from this obligation.
I subsequently wrote several articles detailing how Trump did not dispatch troops to the border on April 5, 2018 and threaten to cancel NAFTA and DACA over 1,500 immigrants making their way to the border. Trump had credible information that this was happening and this why the border has been fortified. I made this point several times in the past two weeks on The Common Sense Show.
On April 8th, I approached Kathy Rubio on the information I had received involving these paramilitary base camps to be used in a Red Dawn invasion. I knew that Kathy had first hand information about these camps both from her own personal observations and related family members. After I explained the seriousness of the sistuation, she agreed to come on the show for two hours and told everything in what was two of the most riveting hours in the history of the radio show.
Here is NBC’s April 5th report of dispatching troops to the border:
Trump signs order sending military to US-Mexico border
To secure the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump is turning to the U.S. military. And while some of the troops could be in place almost immediately…
One day after the April 5th announcement to dispatch troops to the border, Trump comes out of his military advisors meeting and reverses his troop withdrawal orders from Syria and the alleged Assad chemical weapons attack happened to days later. And heere was further discussion of White House meetings with Putin. What an amazing string of coincidences!
The Marine Helicopeters
It is no secret to many of that Trump is protected in large part by the Marines because he does not fully trust the Deep State elements of the Secret Service. In the week leading up to the decision and the carrying out of the missile attack upon Syria, several helicopters, including Marine helicopters have mysteriously crashed and then, of course, there was the major plane chrash that killed 257 people.
- April 3:
- April 4: USMC CH-53E Super Stallion crashed near Naval Air Field El Centro, killing all 4 crewmen
- April 5:
- April 7: A US Army AH-64helicopter crashed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, killing both pilots
- April 11: A military plane crashedat Boufarik Airport near the capital of Algeria, killing all 257 people.
Were these “demonstration events” designed to make Trump fall into line? How about the following event for a close-to-home-demonstration event? Many think that raid on Trump’s private attorney was deisnged to gather information on Trump business dealings in Ukraine and this would be used as political blackmail.
Fire at the Trump Tower
Here is another demonstration event-
New York (CNN) On April 7, 2018 the day of the chemical weapons attack in Syria.
A fire broke out at Trump Tower on Saturday, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured, the New York City Fire Department said.
Assad’s ALLEGED Chemical Weapons Attack Upon His Own People
Syrian President, Assad, who was winning his battles against the rebels, with the help of the Russians, had no reason to attack his own people with chemical weapons. He knew that this would provide the United States and its Western allies a pre-emptive excuse to military intervene in a very direct way within his own country and government.
On April 7, 2018, Assad allegedly attacked his own people with chemical weapons. THIS WAS ONE DAY AFTER TRUMP’S REVERSAL OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM SYRIA.
If the chemical weapons attack upon was not a false flag event perpeterated by US Deep State interests and the Mossad, wouldn’t the attack dates and the announcement of the cancellation of the US troops withdrawal have happened in reverse order?
April 6th should have been the date of the chemical weapons attacks which would have precipitated the logical and would-be April 7th cancellation order of withdrawl of US troops from Syria?
Instead we have the opposite order. Please explain to me how this happens without being a false flag, preplanned event?
THIS IS A HUGE SMOKING GUN THAT IMPLICATES THE CIA AND THE MOSSAD WHICH WILL BE ELBORATED ON IN THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS FROM INSIDER WHO ARE REPORTING STRANGE ANOMOLIES SINCE APRIL 4, AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Trump cancels South America trip to ‘oversee the American response to Syria’
At this point, the timeline, itself, casts doubt on what is going on with the White House. However, I have had several discussions with trusted colleagues who have shed further doubt on the seriousness of this apparent coup that has snatched the presidency from the American people.
My best intel source has told me that two people who routinely brief the President, have been denied access to the President without explanation. In our subsequent conversation, he did not use the term “coup”, but he did say “…not fully in charge of foreign policy…”
Kathy Rubio reached out to me and told me she knew of someone who had the same experience with being denied access to Trump. Further, she said that she hear a soure of Alex Jones, on his show, state that people were being denied access to Trump as well and this interview was played on Jones’ Saturday broadcast. Kathy Rubio added that she was given information by one of her sources that at minimum at least one Trump family member was being held as hostage and that would be Ivanka. Kathy named Jared Kushner as the brains behind this operation. This would bring George Soros into the picture since he and Kushner are close business partners.
Paul Preston’s New California people have had access isssues with Trump as well. Further, Paul shared with me last night that Trump cancelled his South American trip because of credible information involving an assassination attempt to be carried out by a group called the Clear Path, or Shinking Path as they are sometimes called, who helps the Sanchez Peredes cartel coordinate the mariage between Middle Eastern terror groups and the cartels along with Latin America miitary forces who have military arrengements with Putin. Hence, my earlier Red Dawn warnings and Trump’s sending of troops to the border.
Paul sent me a text at 1AM Pacificthis morning which said that recent photos of Ivanka from South America show her not wearing her wedding ring.
Two more things to consider:
- Pray for Trump
- The 60 minutes hit piece against Trump, which will feature Comey’s book which was preplanned to attack Trump and take away future sympathy from the public for Trump should he be taken out of office on a permanent basis. Don’t believe a word of theis false report as it is a psyops.
I am confident more infomraiton will b coming out with regard to this topic.
Steve Quayle, Kathy Rubio and Paul Martin are guests on my show this evening.
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America is now officially a rogue terrorist state acting like ISIS, which needs to be held accountable at the UN. Just like how Americans love calling countries like Iran and North Korea rogue states, its now America’s turn to be a rogue state. America does NOT follow any rule, it does not seek the people’s approval, which they reject, it doesn’t care about US Congress approval and not even about UN approval, its a bullying power which needs to be sanctioned internationally and isolated until it goes totally bankrupt.
Trump is now risking World War 3 with Russia. He is just as crazy as Hillary Clinton. SOME of his followers, not all, but some, still defend him and their explanation for this is that Trump may be controlled by the Deep State. There is no such thing as a Deep State! Trump created his own deep state since day 1 when he appointed only globalists like Kushner and Nikki Haley and so on.
Trump is a globalist himself, it is time to wake up. He has betrayed his voters, it was all a show and a lie just like Ted Cruz used to say. Remember when Ted Cruz used to call Trump “a liberal from New York posing as a nationalist who is not gonna do anything he says he would”???? Remember when Cruz called Trump numerous times “a conman snake-oil salesman”, or “Trump’s not gonna build the wall, I will build the wall and make Trump pay for it”? Remember that during the primaries??? You have got to remember because this is a wake up call. And PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU! Stop it with the 4D chess memes! When bombs will blast everywhere and radiation will flow like the rain from the skies, you will no longer find it funny! This is no game, Trump is a serious threat to peace on Earth.
Good thing Putin was calm and calculated and gave a very ADULT response, unlike CHILD-MAN Trump who couldn’t even speak properly when he announced the bombings on Twitter. If Putin would have bombed a US ally nation like US did to Syria, I could easily imagine a Trump with foam at his mouth, ranting and raving, but look at Putin and how calm and calculated he is. Good thing Russia didn’t sunk NATO’s ships or by now we could have been all dead in a nuclear desert. Hats off to this man! What’s angering me extremely is that the people of this planet are too damn distracted by entertainment crap such as cell phones, computers, games, videos, movies, music, partying, sports and other HA HA HA entertaining shit! STOP IT with the HA HA HA you morons, go out and riot in the streets, ask your demented president to stop the war and RESIGN for lying and not keeping his promises!
We fell too, we also were enchanted by Trump and we thought Cruz was a bad liar. Well we still don’t support Cruz but we definitely lost all our love for Trump. This man is not gonna win a 2nd term even if he walks using his eyeballs instead of feet or pull a truck with his tongue. Trump is finished after this, he is worse than George Bush. It was all a show, total fakery, wake up! After this, we will no longer ever support any candidate in USA. In fact USA is done for in our eyes. If you’re smart and you live in America, abandon ship, sell all your junk and come live in Hungary or Poland.
- China condemns US-led airstrikes in Syria, calls for restraint and dialogue
- Switzerland: BZ Toxin Used In Skripal Poisoning US/UK-Produced, Not Russian
- Alex Jones of Infowars unendorses Trump: “F**k Trump, he makes me Sick, he’s a Fraud!”
- US, UK & France bombs Syria after alleged chemical attack: 71 Out of 103 Missiles Repelled
- US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency
US, UK & France bombs Syria after alleged chemical attack: 71 Out of 103 Missiles Repelled
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The USA and Russia: A New Guinea State of Mind
April 12, 2018
By Mencken’s Ghost
The dangerous macho posturing between the USA and Russia brings New Guinea to mind.
Until the middle of the 20th century, remote tribes in the jungles of New Guinea were still largely untouched by civilization and living as they always had. That is, they were engaging in tribal warfare, stealing each other’s womenfolk, and having each other for dinner—not having each other over for dinner, but having each other as the main course.
Anthropologists couldn’t understand the enmity between the tribes, since they didn’t need to attack each other to obtain enough food, shelter, or other resources.
When the scientists asked the tribes why they hated each other, each side recounted some recent act of aggression by the other side or some incident passed down through folklore. But to the neutral, objective anthropologists, there was no overarching reason for the enmity, and it was clear to them that all tribes would be better off if they lived in peace. In fact, that’s exactly what happened after a New Guinean central government was established that was strong enough to end the tribal conflict.
You know where this is going. Yes, it’s going to draw a parallel between the past situation in New Guinea and the self-defeating present situation between the USA and Russia.
Ask Americans why they see Russia as an enemy, and you might hear about the Cold War, the Berlin blockade, Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe at the United Nations and vowing to bury Americans, the Cuban missile crisis, various proxy wars where Russia supported bad regimes, and more recently, Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election, its power play in the Ukraine, its support of Bashar Assad, and its alignment with Iran.
You won’t hear much from Americans about how Russians see things. Even if Americans were to know Russian history, they’d be reluctant to show any empathy toward Russians, as they wouldn’t want to be seen as unpatriotic, or naïve, or as appeasers. That’s understandable. As in New Guinea, or anywhere else for that matter, one has to pick a side, and the side one picks is usually the tribe or country of birth and upbringing. Besides, if a person sides with the enemy, the enemy probably won’t become a friend; but the home tribe will probably become an enemy.
Not wanting my home tribe as an enemy, I’m not about to take the side of Russia. But I will give a brief tour of how Russians see the world. Understanding how they see the world is important in knowing how to deal with them and how to align them with us instead of China, an alignment that is in our strategic interests.
First, Russians have an inferiority complex stemming from what they see as humiliation at the hands of the West, especially the USA. They lost the Cold War, the space race, the economic race, and even the race for Olympic gold. Their economy is about the size of California’s economy, English is the language of world commerce, American culture has seeped into the motherland, and they have lower life expectancy and per-capita income than Americans.
At the same time, China has risen from the cellar of communism to adopt a quasi-market economy that rivals the American economy, thus accomplishing something that Russia couldn’t accomplish.
Russian resentments are intensified by the USA scolding them for siding with despots and meddling in the affairs of other countries—the very same acts done by America, including in Russia’s backyard.
One of the countries in Russia’s backyard is Iran, where we joined Britain in overthrowing a duly elected president and replaced him with our puppet, the Shah, an overthrow that was in response to Iran nationalizing its oil industry. Then we sold nuclear technology to the Shah, a sale that was understandably concerning to Russia. (Persians and Russians may be allied today in their support of Bashar Assad, but they do so with wariness, given that they have fought each other many times over the centuries.)
We not only meddled in Iran, but we sided with the despot Saddam Hussein and sold him arms, including, as is suspected, materials for chemical weapons, although this has never been conclusively proved. Then we deposed him in the second Iraq war and overthrew his Sunni Baathist party, which in turn resulted in Iraq’s Shiites allying with Shiite Iran, in the rise of ISIS and its atrocities in Syria, and in a general disequilibrium in the Middle East.
It was a similar story in Afghanistan. Russia became mired in the godforsaken country after invading it, but instead of letting things play out, we armed bad guys because they were fighting the Russians. Those same bad guys would later fight us.
All of this followed a century of the West not only meddling in the Middle East but also carving up the region into artificial, unstable countries that could only be held together by strongmen. One of these is Syria, where Russia has one of its few warm water naval bases. In fact, it is Russia’s only overseas naval base. The base, which is leased from the Syrian government, allows Russia to resupply and maintain its warships without having to take them back to their home base in the Black Sea by traversing the narrow Turkish Straits, a pinch point controlled by NATO. The base is as strategic to Russia as Hawaii and the Philippines are to America.
Which brings us to a subject that Americans have difficulty understanding: the role of geography in shaping Russian thinking and foreign policy.
The USA is blessed with long shorelines and many deep-water ports along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico. It also has a temperate climate and many navigable rivers that crisscross the country. And it has friendly nations to the north and south. This geography not only facilitates commerce but also facilitates the mobilization of armed forces and the projection of power.
Russia is not as blessed. Its immense size, its climate and its location in the world make it very hard to defend, which is why it has been attacked so many times in its history—primarily from the west. As such, it sees a need to have a large expanse of territory between historically hostile states to the west and Moscow, so that invading armies eventually run out of supplies before getting to the capital, due to having long supply lines.
Based on history, Russia sees its main vulnerability as the North European Plain, which runs thousands of miles from north to south but is only 300 miles wide. Poland is a key entry point across the plain into Russia, and in fact, Russia was invaded by the Poles in 1605. Over the subsequent centuries, the Poles were followed into Russia by the Swedes, the French, and the Germans (twice).
The perceived need to protect its western flank and block the key entry point of Poland was a key reason for Stalin signing the non-aggression pact with Hitler in 1939 and later occupying Poland. Now Russia sees itself as being encircled to the west by NATO countries.
This fear came into play with Ukraine, which Russia saw as an important buffer zone that should remain in the Russian sphere or at least stay neutral. But the western part of Ukraine began responding positively to European and NATO overtures, while the eastern part stayed loyal to Russia. Americans see the issue in terms of Ukrainian independence, while Russians see it in terms of vital national security and in the context of a long and complicated history between the two nations.
Russia’s thinking has some parallels to the Monroe Doctrine, named after President James Monroe in the early 19th century. The doctrine formally opposed European powers from establishing any new colonies in America’s sphere of influence in North and South America.
Russia also feels hemmed in to the east, across immense Siberia, where Russia shares a long border with China and the Chinese satellite state of Mongolia. Russia’s only deep-water port on its east coast is Vladivostok, which is on the Sea of Japan and closed by ice four months of the year. Russian ships transiting the sea have to pass between South Korea and Russia’s former enemy, Japan, both of which are of course American allies.
Russia’s access to the sea is just as limited to the west. The port of Murmansk freezes for several months in winter, and Russian ships have to skirt the Western nations of Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Is it any wonder why Russia wants to hold on to its naval base in Syria and doesn’t want to risk losing it as a result of a regime change in the country?
In any event, the foregoing examples are just a taste of how Russia sees the world differently than Americans.
One wonders how anthropologists from another planet would view the enmity between the USA and Russia. Would they see it the same way that anthropologists saw the enmity between New Guinea tribes—that is, as self-defeating, dangerous, and unnecessary?
Please don’t kick me out of the tribe for asking.
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) tweeted on Thursday that Gov. Eric Greitens (R) is “unfit to lead” the state of Missouri in light of a woman’s testimony that she had an affair with the governor that was not always consensual.
A Missouri House special investigative committee released a report on Wednesday with transcripts of the testimony, bringing Greitens back into the spotlight after reports emerged in January that the governor had allegedly blackmailed the woman into remaining silent about the affair.
Wagner tweeted on Thursday that the transcripts included in the committee’s report “paint the picture of a vulnerable woman and a man who preyed on that vulnerability.”
“I believe Governor Greitens is unfit to lead our state,” the congresswoman said.
The transcripts paint the picture of a vulnerable woman and a man who preyed on that vulnerability. I am disgusted, disheartened, and I believe Governor Greitens is unfit to lead our state.
— Ann Wagner (@RepAnnWagner) April 12, 2018
In her testimony, the unidentified woman accused Greitens, who at the time had yet to launch his bid for governor, of inviting her to his home while his wife was out of town in March 2015.
Their encounter there, the woman said, included the governor tying her hands to pull-up rings and blindfolding her before taking off her clothes without her consent, according to the committee report. The woman also said Greitens coerced her into having oral sex.
“I felt as though that would allow me to leave,” the woman’s testimony reads.
At one point, she said, she believed she heard Greitens take a photograph of her while she was nude. The woman and her ex-husband have alleged that the photos were used to blackmail her into silence. She told the committee that Greitens warned her not to mention his name, or he would “take these pictures, and… put them everywhere I can.”
Greitens has admitted to the affair but denies trying to blackmail the woman. He was indicted in February on charges of first-degree felony invasion of privacy over the photographs, according to CNN. He is also the subject of an FBI inquiry.
The governor has not cooperated with the House special investigative committee, according to the report. “Greitens has declined to participate in this fact-finding process at this time. Greitens declined to provide the requested testimony, documents, and sworn answers to interrogatories,” the report states.
The governor on Wednesday characterized the investigation as a “political witch hunt.”
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) have called on Greitens to resign in light of the allegations.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) stopped short of calling for Greitens’ resignation, but said in a Facebook post Wednesday that his alleged behavior “surpasses disturbing.”
“This is not behavior befit for a leader in Missouri or anywhere else for that matter,” Hartzler wrote.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.