Judge approves Eric Greitens' subpoena of ex-wife's phone records

Greitens celebrated the legal win, which will require his ex-wife to produce her phone records.

Updated: May 5, 2022 - 8:26pm

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A Missouri judge approved former Gov. Eric Greitens' subpoena of his ex-wife, whom authorities will now force to turn over her phone records to comply.

Greitens, currently a Missouri Republican primary candidate for US Senate, filed the subpoena in March for Sheena Greitens' communications records in an effort to determine whether she spoke with top Republican political operatives before she accused him of abuse earlier that month.

"We are fighting back and we are winning," Greitens posted on Twitter on Thursday with a photo announcing the subpoena's approval. He specifically mentioned that the wants to know whether she communicated with any operatives of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or GOP consultant Karl Rove, whom he previously called "disgusting cowards."

"Based on overwhelming evidence that the Governor’s ex-wife was untruthful in her statements and the children’s medical/dental records showing no abuse occurred, the judge has were approved on Thursday.

"We expect that the facts will show, sadly, that she coordinated with Mitch McConnell’s lieutenants and Karl Rove to peddle these false allegations. Ultimately, we look forward to gaining access to their records as well," the campaign added.

Sheena Greitens filed an affidavit in March in their child custody case, claiming Eric Greitens abused her and their children when they were married in 2018.

The candidate has denied the allegations, and his attorney told Just the News in March that "the reality is, she's never made any of these allegations before, and it wasn't until after she started talking with Karl Rove that all of a sudden, this comes out at a critical time during the primary."

The approval of the subpoena comes one day after St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who admitted to wrongdoing in her case against Greitens, had her actions slammed as "disturbing and unethical" by a jury in a letter to a judge.