October 17, 2018 Press Releases

McCaskill for Missouri Campaign Manager David Kirby Calls on Attorney General Josh Hawley to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Investigate Crimes Committed by Project Veritas Against McCaskill Campaign

MISSOURI — Today, McCaskill for Missouri Campaign Manager David Kirby called on Josh Hawley to uphold his responsibility as Attorney General and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate crimes committed by Project Veritas against the McCaskill campaign.

“Josh Hawley’s responsibility as the Attorney General of Missouri is to protect Missourians from fraud. Rather than doing his job and investigating this very serious situation, Hawley has been embracing, celebrating and promoting this clear case of fraudulent activity designed to hurt his political opponent. It should not be lost on any Missourian that Hawley will stoop to anything – and stop at nothing – to climb the ladder to higher office. Therefore, today we are calling on Attorney General Hawley to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act committed against the McCaskill campaign,” said McCaskill for Missouri Campaign Manager David Kirby.

As Missouri’s Attorney General, Josh Hawley is obligated to protect Missourians from fraud. Instead of upholding his duty to Missourians, Hawley is openly embracing, promoting, and fundraising off of the illegal infiltration of his opponent’s Senate campaign. With Hawley’s campaign surrogates and supporters bragging publicly that they had advance copies of the video, and/or knowledge of the fraudulent activity, Hawley needs to answer for what exactly he knew about this illegal infiltration and when he knew it. This cannot become the new normal in Missouri politics, which is why the McCaskill for Missouri campaign is calling on Josh Hawley to exercise his jurisdiction under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act — a law he has frequently touted in the past — to investigate the crimes committed by Project Veritas against the McCaskill campaign.

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