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Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge

Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge

His attorney filed a motion to dismiss the indictment.

Greitens, the father of two young boys, came into office as a political outsider, a brash Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL officer who was wounded in Iraq, emerging as the victor in a crowded and expensive GOP primary. Spokeswoman Susan Ryan said Gardner is relying on facts and will not be playing "political games".

"I'm disappointed, first of all, in what came out a few months ago with the governor because that's not what he ran on", Henderson said.

Greitens himself has condemned the indictment as a partisan ambush, issuing a statement on Facebook Thursday in which he called it a "misguided political decision". "I think we've got a governor who is corrupt or has done things that are illegal". "Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations".

The governor has maintained that he committed no crime, and referred to the 2015 affair in a Thursday statement as "a personal mistake" that he made before being elected to office in 2016. Mr. Higdon said he supported a legislative investigation of the governor's conduct, but was not yet calling on him to resign. Under Missouri state law, the impeachment process of the governor begins in the Missouri House of Representatives.

The only statewide Missouri official to be convicted, impeached and ousted from office was Democratic Secretary of State Judy Moriarty in 1994.

Depending on the outcome of the hearings, the committee could then advance articles of impeachment to the full House for a vote, in which the 163-member body - minus the five seats that are vacant - would serve as a jury.

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ABC 17 News asked the Missouri GOP if it can confirm that Greitens never received money from any Soros-related groups.

"It's absolutely necessary if the Circuit Attorney wants to get a guilty verdict, her testimony is absolutely necessary, her cooperation is absolutely necessary", Flint said.

Greitens, his legal team and the Missouri GOP all say one of those enemies is St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a former Democratic state legislator who empaneled the grand jury that brought charges against Greitens. "It is clear the governor can not lead effectively while defending himself against this criminal charge". Gardner, a former Democratic lawmaker, has held her current office for a little more than a year.

The Missouri Republican Party is calling Governor Eric Greiten's indictment for invasion of privacy a "political hit job".

The indictment claims he took a picture of his mistress undressed and transmitted it in a way that allowed access via a computer. The photos are allegedly of a women that Greitens was involved in an extramarital affair with. She said on the tape that Greitens invited her downstairs at his home because he wanted to show her "how to do a proper pull-up".

"I saw a flash through the blindfold and he said, 'You're never going to mention my name,"' she said.

This news comes on the heels of looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail after the governor admitted to an affair last month, according to CNN. He has declined to say whether he took a photo. Republicans have already announced they are launching an investigation into the indictment charge.


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