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Greitens asks court to issue restraining order against Hawley

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Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys asked a court to issue a restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley.

The order would block Hawley from investigating Greitens. The motion came the night before Hawley indicated he uncovered "potentially criminal acts" by Greitens related his use of a charity's donor list for his gubernatorial campaign.

“AG Hawley must recuse himself and his entire office from any investigation or prosecution related to Gov. Greitens or the governor’s office,” the motion reads. “If such investigation or prosecution is to be conducted, it must be conducted by a court-appointed special prosecutor independent of the (attorney general’s office).”

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