Law & Crime reports:
The office of Vice President Mike Pence used political pressure to get former Missouri governor Eric Greitens reinstated into the Navy despite those in command stating they wanted nothing to do with the scandal-plagued former SEAL, the Kansas City Star reported Saturday.
The Star obtained 850 pages of documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which showed top brass at the Navy were extremely concerned with Greitens’ history, which included a 2018 felony charge of sexual misconduct and another felony charge for computer tampering.
Emails revealed from the FOIA request show Vice Adm. Robert Burke, then the Navy’s Chief of Personnel, saying that if Greitens was not a civilian at the time of the allegations, the Navy would have prosecuted him under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The original report is behind a paywall.
Eric Greitens kidnapped, bound, and threatened a woman he’d had an affair with, then left office to avoid a felony conviction. Mike Pence helped get him back in a uniform, against the desires of the Navy and the Seals. Every part of this story is gross. https://t.co/I90XjuN40T
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) August 1, 2020
Facing a woman in Oct. 7 VP debate, Mike Pence will get to explain why he interceded against advice of Navy brass to let sexual predator ex-Mo. Gov. Eric Greitens back into service; Navy warned Greitens would have been charged with rape if on active duty. https://t.co/7U58RaFNpP
— Scott Charton (@ScottCharton) August 1, 2020
Top Navy brass found Eric Greitens morally unfit for service then gave him ‘red carpet’ return after pressure from VP Pence.
Compare their actions with @avindman who is retiring today. “I believe that in America, right matters.”https://t.co/QGuu37QYIe https://t.co/vohg1nuDqq
— Greg Jaffe (@GregJaffe) August 1, 2020