Missouri prosecutor to probe Missouri governor over affair

Missouri prosecutor to probe Missouri governor over affair

The affair was "a deeply personal mistake", the statement said.

"A few years ago, before Eric was elected Governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage", the statement from Greitens and his wife, Sheena, said.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When Eric Greitens sought Missouri's highest office in 2016, his resume seemed hard to top: former Navy SEAL, former Rhodes scholar and founder of a veterans' charity.

She says she later realized he took a photo of her. Attorney General Josh Hawley's office did not have an immediate response. The report also alleged that Greitens' tried to blackmail the woman he was involved with in order for her to keep quiet about the sexual encounter.

"Those Democrats who asked for my resignation were very slow, or did not ask for either Warren Love's resignation or Governor Greitens' resignation", Chappelle-Nadal said.

A group of Missouri state lawmakers are asking the attorney general to investigate allegations against Governor Eric Greitens.

The woman in the affair, who has not been named or made an on-the-record statement, was Greitens' hairdresser, according to KMOV's months-long investigation.

In the recording, the woman is heard telling her then-husband she had "I met Eric a year ago and I instantly had a big crush on him". "Bruce Rauner proudly accepted Governor Greitens' endorsement this year; now it's time for him to rescind it".

Senate Democratic leaders Gina Walsh and Kiki Curls said "violence and threats against women are never acceptable" and that the allegations must be investigated.

"If they feel that it's warranted, we definitely need to do that because otherwise I think there will be a cloud hanging over the whole governor's seat", said Redmon.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Admits Affair, Denies He Threatened Blackmail
Missouri governor admits affair, accused of blackmailing woman with photo

"The Governor denies that the picture was taken and denies stating the words attributed to him by her on the recording".

Greitens has admitted to the affair but, through his lawyer, Jim Bennett, has adamantly denied both the blackmail and the slapping.

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

In a follow-up statement, Bennett called the Talking Points Memo report a "political hit piece" because it cites Roy Temple, former chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party, as one of two sources for the ex-husband's slapping claim.

The Legislature adjourned Thursday for the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

The morning after news broke of Gov. Eric Greitens' affair and alleged blackmail, KMOX is finding a reason why this story was under wraps for almost three years. Lawmakers were not scheduled to return until Tuesday. Much of her research focuses on China and North Korea.

An additional statement from Sheena Greitens said: "We have a loving marriage and an awesome family; anything beyond that is between us and God". The governor was married once before and divorced in 2003.

Al Watkins, a lawyer for the woman's ex-husband, also said he'd been in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the matter.

The ex-husband told KMOV that he believed the story would eventually be made public and he wanted to protect his family.

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