tinyfav.com
tinyfav.com May 26, 2018


Greitens' Attorneys Want A Judge, Not Jury, To Rule In Case

07 May 2018, 12:41 | Myrtle Vega

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens faces possibility of impeachment later this spring. File

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens faces possibility of impeachment later this spring

The defense team representing Governor Eric Greitens is again asking the judge presiding over his criminal invasion of privacy case to waive a jury trial. His accuser, a hairdresser with whom Greitens had sex several times in 2015 claims the then-Navy Reserve officer Greitens violently initiated the sexual encounter and then took photographs of the pair, threatening to release them if she spoke about their affair.

The governor filed court documents today asking for a waiver to get a bench trial - a judge turned him down on this once already.

"Members signed this petition because they believe in a fair process that will not be rushed to conclusion by an artificial deadline", says Richardson.

"The House investigative committee has done outstanding work to date, but as we near the end of the regular legislative session, it is clear the committee needs additional time to finish building its case and prepare articles of impeachment for the House to consider". A Missouri House panel is also investigating the governor, and the motion criticizes the committee for releasing two reports so close to the trial.

Greitens faces his first criminal trial May 14 related to an invasion of privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair he had before he took office.

Although lawmakers gathered more than the constitutionally required signatures of three-fourths of the members of each chamber to summon themselves into a special session, some wavered before finally agreeing to the plan.

National Basketball Association playoffs 2018: Analysis, updates, schedule 76ers-Celtics, Cavaliers-Raptors
The rally fired up Celtics, got the crowd back in the game, and put all the pressure on Philadelphia starting the second half. On the other side, the Raptors should feel free to keep shooting three pointers if the Cavs give them opportunities.

China cites North Korean leader as saying denuclearisation is resolute position
"US President Donald Trump has started claiming credit for the Kim-Trump summit before it even starts", it said . His father and grandfather ran their country, and ran it into the ground, as a hermetically sealed kingdom.

Elon Musk isn't backing down despite weird remarks in Tesla call
Musk argues it would be impossible to fulfill existing Model 3 orders even if production goals are met, due to high demand. However, his justification for calling out the other analyst speaks to how much work Tesla still has in front of it.

Missouri lawmakers will convene a historic special session to consider possible disciplinary action against Gov. Eric Greitens.

"The vast majority felt with what has transpired, there was enough need for us to go into special session", said state Sen.

Republican Rep. Bryan Spencer, of Wentzville, said Friday he initially signed the petition a couple of weeks ago "to find out what the truth is" about the allegations against the governor.

He has since come under renewed fire over questions raised by his use of the donor list to his former charity, The Mission Continues, when he was running for governor. The report included testimony from a former Greitens' aide indicating the campaign also falsely identified the source of the donor list in a settlement with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

The woman agreed to testify only after the allegations that the governor had photographed without her consent were widely reported in the media.



Other News

Trending Now

Opry Mills Mall to reopen after deadly shooting
Numerous ambulances and emergency vehicles were seen outside the mall Thursday, with people standing in the parking lot. At least one person has been hospitalized after a shooting at Nashville's Opry Mills Mall, according to officials.

Neighbor sought in murder of young Bucks County couple
Authorities in Bucks County said Mooney allegedly stole the couple's SUV, which was recovered in Northeast Philadelphia. In addition it says he began attending Bucks Community College in 2016, though no major or field of study was noted.

Eagles address defense with two fourth-round picks
With their first pick of the NFL Draft's fourth round , they added Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox at 125 overall. Anderson, coming off a 1,000-yard rushing season, has attracted interest from the Eagles per a source.

Twitter expands its interest in video and news
Through the Creator Originals program, Twitter will debut series from creators including Josh Peck, Sara Hopkins and Brittany Sky. It looks like the entire social media world is betting video content will be its bread and butter going forward.

Ford Motor (F) Shares Sold by Summit Securities Group LLC
It improved, as 64 investors sold GM shares while 322 reduced holdings. 225 increased holdings while 122 funds amassed holdings. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 38.39 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 35.68 Million.

Zachary Cruz's constitutional rights were violated, legal aid group says
After the shooting, Cruz visited the school campus in Parkland several times, eventually leading to trespassing charges. His previous attorney, Joseph Kimock, said he does not see evidence of a probation violation.

Unknown holds two-shot lead after first round of Wells Fargo
Part of his issue seemed to come from judging the speed of the greens; many of his putts from short range ran out of energy. He knows that won't be the case on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) when he will be in one of the first groups off the tee.

David Fizdale Is The New Head Coach of The New York Knicks
Following the Grizzlies' 7-12 start in the 2017-18 campaign, Fizdale was sacked by the organization. Fizdale was an assistant coach in Miami under Erik Spoelstra when James played for the Heat.

Analyst at Citigroup Reiterates The Forterra (LON:FORT) Buy Rating They've Had
It fall, as 23 investors sold ScS Group plc shares while 53 reduced holdings. 56 grew stakes while 26 funds took stakes. IMI plc designs, manufactures, and services engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids worldwide.

Joe Tsai on FY2018 Earnings, New Retail and Growth Prospects
The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 4th. A total of 16 analysts rate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA ) as follows: 16 "Buy", 0 "Hold" and 0 "Sell".