Missouri House Chairman Reveals FBI Meeting

He reached out earlier this year after hearing testimony.

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Madelaine Pisani
May 25, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

“The chairman of the Missouri House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens (R) said Thursday that he’s spoken with the FBI about accusations that the governor’s campaign sought contributions from foreign donors.

“Republican Rep. Jay Barnes of Jefferson City said he spoke with the FBI earlier this year after the committee heard the testimony of Michael Hafner, a former Greitens campaign staffer who eventually went to work for one of the governor’s rivals for the 2016 GOP gubernatorial nomination.

“Hafner told the House committee that the Greitens campaign discussed how to bundle donations and conceal the identity of donors by funneling them through LLCs. He also said the campaign discussed raising money from foreign donors, which would violate a federal law that prohibits campaigns from knowingly accepting money from foreign nationals.

“Barnes said he contacted federal law enforcement about the accusation.” (Kansas City Star)


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