'Careless inattention and deliberate disregard': Missouri court slams St. Louis circuit attorney for handling of open records lawsuit
A Missouri judge ordered St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to turn over records relating to Gardner’s false case against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, including Gardner’s private communications with George Soros and his associates and Missouri political insiders.
Gardner, a Soros-funded prosecutor, has fought tooth-and-nail to keep secret records requested by former Fox News contributor and Just the News Editor-in-Chief John Solomon.
All charges against Greitens were dismissed as prosecutors were unable to provide any evidence of wrongdoing by Governor Greitens. As reported by CNN,the Missouri Ethics Commission conducted a a 20-month investigation and ultimately found “no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Eric Greitens.”
As reported by KSDK: St. Louis Circuit Judge Christopher McGraugh determined Gardner “purposefully violated the Sunshine law,” ordered Gardner to search for and produce open public records responsive to Solomon's request within 30 days, fined Gardner’s office $5,000 for violating the open records law and criticized Gardner’s office for “reckless, dilatory and intentional refusal to timely file a responsive pleading,” to Solomon’s lawsuit – even after being given 30 days to do so, according to court records.
The records ordered to be turned over are to include Gardner and her staff’s communications with liberal billionaire George Soros and his associates; Scott Faughn, a convicted felon and political blogger who delivered $120,000 in cash payments to a witness in the case; Al Watkins; Katrina Sneed; Phil Sneed; Democratic State Rep. Stacy Newman; Republican State Rep. Jay Barnes; and several insiders of Missouri’s corrupt low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program.
Greitens ended the LIHTC program after finding rampant fraud and abuse of Missouri tax dollars. Since being driven from office, the LIHTC program in Missouri has been fully restarted by Greitens’ successor— who has taken excessive contributions from the LIHTC industry.
This comes as Gardner faces a disciplinary hearing on February 28 following an investigation that found Gardner to have committed 68 acts of misconduct that resulted in 72 misrepresentations to the judge, jury, defense attorneys, and even Gardner’s own assistant prosecutors.
Gardner’s lead investigator has been indicted on 7 felonies for evidence tampering and perjury in the false case against Greitens.
In unprecedented fashion, the Missouri Ethics Commission stipulated that Greitens retains the right to pursue criminal and/or civil action against those that made false allegations against him.