Missouri GOP Secretary of State launches investigation into Hawley’s time as AG

The Hill

Missouri’s Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has opened an investigation into how outgoing Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) ran his office before launching his bid for Missouri's Senate seat, according to a letter obtained by The Hill.

In a letter dated Thursday to Brad Woodhouse of the Democratic-allied American Democracy Legal Fund, Ashcroft's deputy general counsel Khristine Heisinger wrote, "This office will commence an investigation into the alleged offense."

Brendan Fischer, director of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center’s federal reform program, told The Star that the allegations against Hawley were “problematic.” “The idea that Hawley would turn over his attorney general’s office to D.C. campaign consultants strikes me as very problematic,” Fischer said.

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