Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Timeline of Events in Greitens's Use of Charity Donor List for Campaign Fundraising

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Timeline of Events in Greitens's Use of Charity Donor List for Campaign Fundraising

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This timeline of events is based on the House investigative committee's second report on the charity Gov. Eric Greitens founded, The Mission Continues, and his gubernatorial campaign's use of a donor list from that charity.

2007 - Greitens founds The Mission Continues, a charity devoted to helping combat veterans find jobs.

2009 - Greitens establishes The Greitens Group for his personal business ventures, including writing books and public speaking.

January 2011 - Krystal Proctor starts working for Greitens. Both the charity and The Greitens Group cover her salary and expenses.

Nov. 21, 2012 - Proctor signs a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting her from distributing any list of charity donors.

Nov. 27, 2012 - Greitens signs the same agreement. About the same time, he signs an employee handbook that prohibits sharing "confidential" information with anyone who doesn't work for the charity.

February 2014 - Danny Laub, now advising Greitens, prepares a memo for Greitens on campaign strategy. Around the same time, Michael Hafner also begins advising Greitens on his political activity.

March 24, 2014 - At Greitens' direction, Proctor sets up a system to organize donors, volunteers and endorsements.

April 1, 2014 - Proctor stops using her email account for The Mission Continues.

April 24, 2014 - Greitens tells the charity he'll step down as CEO and become a board member that summer. He's then instructed to reach out to donors and assure them the transition will be smooth.

May 8, 2014 - Lori Stevens, an employee of The Mission Continues, emails Greitens and Proctor instructions on who to call. The email includes a list of the charity's donors who gave $1,000 or more. Included on the email is Spencer Kympton, the charity's president.

May 24, 2014 - Greitens meets with Laub and others for 10 hours to discuss "a future race for governor."

May 26, 2014 - When it's suggested that Greitens set up a campaign committee, an essential first step in running for office, Laub replies in an email that "this is silly." Laub told investigators the strategy was "the later the better" when it came to Greitens' entering the race.

Oct. 15, 2014 - Proctor emails Laub about bringing the charity's donor list to a meeting. Greitens speaks to Proctor multiple times about "the importance of the (Mission Continues) donor list to support future political fundraising efforts," she told investigators.

Dec. 1, 2014 - Greitens formally hires Laub, who is paid through Eric Greitens LLC, to help with political planning. His salary is not reported as an in-kind contribution to the campaign. The same day, Proctor emails Laub a document entitled "Candidate's Intent" that outlines fundraising plans.

Dec. 5, 2014 - Greitens leads a meeting about the campaign in which the charity's donor list is discussed.

January 2015 - Hafner is formally hired to work on Greitens' political activities. …

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