Missouri Governor Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct, Fundraising Scandal

02 June, 2018, 10:51 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign following months of scandal

A day earlier, Greitens announced that he would step down from office effective Friday, citing "legal harassment".

Tonight at 5 p.m. on 5 On Your Side, Rachel Menitoff will have more details on a petition that's allegedly been started to stop the "coup" against Greitens.

First, on January 10, he admitted to the world that he had an extramarital affair and denied associated claims that he blackmailed his mistress by allegedly photographing her in a compromising position and threatening to disseminate the image.

Greitens, a 44-year-old former Navy SEAL commando once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, was previously charged with felony invasion of privacy in connection with an admitted extramarital affair in 2015 with a hairdresser before he was elected.

In late April, Greitens was indicted on a felony charge of computer tampering tied to his campaign's alleged use of a charity donor list.

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Greitens' resignation also allows him to avoid the potentially dubious distinction of becoming the first Missouri governor ever impeached.

A former Greitens campaign adviser also told a state House investigative committee that the campaign had considered soliciting donations from foreign nationals, according to the newspaper. State Attorney General Josh Hawley, the frontrunner for the GOP senate nomination, has called for Greitens to resign. "In the interest of pursuing justice to its fullest lengths, we will continue until our work on the case is completed", she said.

In the end, Greitens said it was dirty politics by people who didn't like his anti-establishment, anti-corruption message he brought to Jefferson City that brought him down.

"This is a decision that will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a hard time", Parson's statement said.

Greitens resigns amid a sexual misconduct scandal and allegations of misusing a charity list.

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St. Louis Circut Attorney Kim Gardner released a statement Tuesday after Governor Greitens resignation announcement stating that she had been in contact with the Governor's defense team over the past several days and they have reached a 'fair and just resolution of the pending charges'.

He then coerced her into oral sex, she said, testifying that she was still crying and felt she had no other choice if she were going to get out of the basement. The computer tampering case was one of two criminal matters he faced while in office.

During one sexual encounter between the two, the woman said he "smacked me and grabbed me and shoved me down on the ground".

On Tuesday morning, a Cole County judge ordered the campaign and a pro-Greitens group called A New Missouri to comply with a House subpoena seeking more records about potential coordination between the nonprofit organization, Greitens and his campaign. Sources close to the governor say the prosecutor will dismiss the charge.

Greitens said his resignation would take effect Friday.

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A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on February 22 on one felony count of invasion of privacy related to the alleged photo.

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