Missouri Governor Booted From GOP Association Board

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Mugshot

"Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal, " Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis said.

State Reps. Kevin Corlew of Kansas City, Kevin Engler of Farmington and Becky Ruth of Festus all said on Friday that Greitens should resign.

However, after news of the affair went public last month, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner opened an investigation into the case.

Greitens was indicted on Thursday for allegedly threatening to release nude photos of a former mistress if she ever talked publicly about their affair.

LIPPMANN: Attorneys for Greitens have already filed a motion to dismiss the case.

The charges further allege the photograph was taken in a place where a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy and the defendant transmitted the image in a manner that allowed access through a computer. The report included details of a recording of a woman saying Greitens had tried to blackmail her to keep quiet about their sexual encounter. 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".

"As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was Governor". He then allegedly told her "You're never going to mention my name, otherwise this picture will be everywhere".

Greitens, a married father of two young boys, has repeatedly denied blackmailing the woman.

Said Greitens and his wife Sheena in the statement: "A few years ago, before Eric was elected governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage". But the data lists only one in St. Louis city - apparently Greitens' case. Sheldon Adelson, described sometimes as the George Soros of the right, gave $200,000 to the Greitens' gubernatorial campaign, and Greitens also received millions of dollars in support for his GOP primary campaign from super PACs that effectively hide the names of those who donate. Questions surround his appointments to the state board of education, the use of a secretive texting app and who's donating to the nonprofit, run by former campaign staffers, that advocates for his agenda.

Hawley, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, said on Friday: "A felony indictment by a grand jury is a serious matter".

Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for Gardner, fired back at Greitens.

"These personal attacks, while disappointing, will not distract her from her duty to serve justice and the citizens of this community".

She said she spent a good portion of her day thinking about the request, but ultimately did not meet with prosecutors because "by the time I hit St. Louis County, the governor had been arrested". "In my long political career, I have found it best to reserve my comments until all of the facts have been revealed, and I will wait to see what the Missouri House discovers during their investigation".

Under Missouri state law, the impeachment process of the governor begins in the Missouri House of Representatives.

That resolution is then referred to a committee, which will investigate and decide whether to bring articles of impeachment to the full House.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Row on 'judicial discipline' takes a sharper turn in SC
Feb 24, 2018 - 11:47
The February 8 judgment was favourable to the government, as opposed to the 2014 judgment, which greatly benefitted landowners. The bench that the other day criticised the Justice Arun Mishra bench, made up Justices Lokur and Joseph.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Europa League: Arsenal To Play AC Milan In Last 16
Feb 24, 2018 - 11:46
The visitors scored two quick goals in the first 70 seconds as the game kicked off to send a half-empty terraces into panic. Over the weekend he was training with the club, before getting sick early on this week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says Jared Kushner's security clearance is up to chief of staff
Feb 24, 2018 - 11:46
In his phone conversation with McGahn, Rosenstein meant to give an update on the status of Kushner's background investigation. It is highly unusual for multiple senior officials to spend months serving with only interim clearances, a problem that Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top With Lonzo set to return, Lakers look for growth in second half
Feb 24, 2018 - 11:44
That is what makes him one of five players to average 10 or more points and seven or more rebounds and assists . Meanwhile, the Lakers defense has regressed since the trade. "We somehow lost it quickly".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Evans back as Baggies captain just a week after losing armband
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:36
Asked whether that was the right message to be sending out, Pardew proclaimed punishment had been served and that it was time to begin to give Evans some absolution.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Texas Gov. weighs parole board's advice on death row inmate's fate
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:33
Perry said Foster and a co-defendant in a fatal robbery in San Antonio should not have been tried together for capital murder. Earlier this week, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended Whitaker's sentence be reduced to life in prison .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kate and William in Sunderland: Royal couple visit the North East
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:32
Although she would often nod yes when acquaintances tell her it gets easier every time, the truth is the duchess finds it hard . When the new bridge is finished, it will help connect the Port of Sunderland and the city centre with the A19.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Amount Of Box Office Records
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:31
"Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong". Anyone not planning around that reality does so at their own peril.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oprah Winfrey Responds To Trump's Tweet Bashing Her As 'Very Insecure'
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:29
He was commenting on Sunday's show where Oprah sat down with 14 pro-and anti-Trump voters from MI . After Oprah's viral Golden Globes speech , many were calling for her to run for president.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sony Xperia Flagship and Mid-Range Phones Leak Online Ahead of MWC 2018
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:22
The Xperia XZ2, which is rumoured to be announced at MWC 2018 , will hit the shelves on March 6, according to Swedroid . The same report also mentions how the spec and the features of the phones will possibly be in the very near future.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AT&T Appears to be Serious About Launching Mobile 5G This Year
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:21
The new 5G lab in Austin will allow the carrier to conduct tests standards-based 5G including Advanced 5G NR Testbed Systems. AT&T will launch its first mobile device for 5G - a mobile, battery-powered Wi-Fi hotspot - in late 2018, Mansfield said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why You Probably Shouldn't Waste Your Money on DNA-Based Diets
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:20
Reducing either carbohydrates or fats from the diet shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, claims a new study . A total of 37.5% of participants in the HLC diet had the low-fat genotype, while 31.9% had the low-carb genotype.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Delhi Chief Secy Assault row: DN Singh, calls constitutional crisis strike announced
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:19
Kapil Mishra , rebel AAP MLA and former Minister in the Kejriwal cabinet, said, "This has never happened in the history of India". He demanded that LG should immediately meet Kejriwal so as to restore confidence among administrative officers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. women's cross-country wins gold
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:17
So when it came down to a three-way sprint for the win tonight, the U.S. team knew it was possible for her to pull through. Koch was the only other American to win a medal in cross-country, taking home silver at the 1976 Innsbruck Games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from being PML-N chief
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:16
As a result of the verdict, all decisions taken by Nawaz Sharif as PML-N's president stand null and void. In its judgment, the bench held that Sharif does not qualify to serve as the PML-N president.