Ex-Mo. Governor Cleared Of Abuse, Too Late To Save Career

At a glance

  • Ajudge has ruled that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens did not engage in a pattern of domestic violence or abuse his minor children, bringing an abrupt end to allegations from his ex-wife that fueled a multimillion-dollar political ad campaign that sank Greitens’ political comeback last month.
  • The former governor vehemently denied the abuse allegations, but Missouri news media aired them for months while the case played out in private. Establishment Republicans like Karl Rove and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell put their muscle into defeating Greitens as outside groups poured millions into negative ads using the abuse allegations.

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