Missouri guv indicted for nude pic of woman

Elias Hubbard
February 24, 2018

The organization said Greitens should step down immediately because Missouri deserves a governor who can focus full time on issues affecting the state.

Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted yesterday by a St. Louis grand jury on a felony charge of invasion of privacy.

Greitens admits to the affair that he calls consensual.

Susan Ryan is the prosecutor's spokeswoman.

Like this story? Share it with a friend! "While the criminal justice system must run its course, the governor needs to consider whether remaining in office under these circumstances is the right thing to do for not only himself and his family but for the people of Missouri".

Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Sam Cooper echoed those sentiments Friday, calling the indictment a "political hit job".

The indictment from a St. Louis grand jury accuses Greitens of photographing a fully or partially nude woman and transmitting that image.

Governor Eric Greitens of the U.S. state of Missouri has been indicted amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month.

"I did not commit a crime". Gardner is a Democrat.

"I think that's what most people's reaction would be", Kehoe said. He's been charged with a Class D Felony.

The tweet was a reference to an ad released by the former Navy SEAL during his campaign for governor in which a narrator says, "When he fights back, he brings out the big guns", as Greitens calmly fires a machine gun into a lake. Greitens and Kehoe are both Republicans. They were presented with evidence by a St. Louis prosecutor. Greitens' attorney has said allegations of blackmail against the governor were false. That means he won't attend the group's meetings, which were being held during the National Governor's Association meeting. Greitens has admitted to the affair but says no crime was committed. "The law makes it a felony if a person transmits the image contained in the photograph or film in a manner that allows access to that image via a computer". The charges are unfounded and baseless.

Republican Rep. Kevin Corlew, of Kansas City, said in a Facebook post that doesn't believe Greitens can "effectively perform the duties of his office".

Several politicians have called on Greitens to resign, and Democratic state senator Jamilah Nasheed today called on House Speaker Todd Richardson, a Republican from Poplar Bluffs, to begin impeachment proceedings on the governor.

In recent weeks it appeared Greitens had weathered the worst of the scandal, but as news of the indictment spread Thursday, it became clear his political future is again in jeopardy. The report included details of a recording of a woman saying Greitens had tried to blackmail her to keep quiet about their sexual encounter. He is said to be out of custody on a personal recognizance bond.

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