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Greitens files temporary restraining order against Hawley, requests special prosecutor

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Josh Hawley and Eric Greitens (file photos). Josh Hawley and Eric Greitens (file photos).
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R-MO) has filed a temporary restraining order against Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO). 

Online court records indicate it was filed on April 16 in Jefferson City, MO. 

The filing also requests the appointment of a special prosecutor. 

Hawley has called for Greitens to resign following the release of an investigative report.  

"AG Hawley must recuse himself and his entire office from any investigation or prosecution related to Gov. Greitens or the Governor’s Office," the restraining order reads. "If such investigation or prosecution is to be conducted, it must be conducted by a court-appointed special prosecutor independent of the AGO." 

The restraining order cites an interview Hawley did with Fox News on March 28, 2018 in which the order claims Hawley "declined to take a position." 

After the investigative report was released, Hawley called on Greitens to resign from office. 

More from the court document:

"On April 11, 2018, with a publicly active investigation into the Greitens Group LLC (and per his campaign spokesperson, the Governor himself) pending, AG Hawley issued a statement on the official website of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. In his statement, AG Hawley called on Gov. Greitens to “resign immediately” and called the allegations in the House Investigative Committee’s Report, “certainly impeachable, in my judgment.”

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