What's next for Governor Greitens?

"Given the way the governor's statement was crafted to note that this indictment was a partisan witch hunt, it actually cast some doubt on the veracity of the charges for some Republicans", she says.

Al Watkins, the attorney for the ex-husband, stressed that the man was not politically motivated and said his client had two choices: wait for damage to occur or try to mitigate the damage.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched a criminal investigation of the allegations last month shortly after they become public. The indictment alleges he knowingly took a photograph of someone "in a state of full or partial nudity" without that person's knowledge or consent. Greitens admitted having an affair but denies committing a crime.

"Kim Gardner has received more than $200,000 from George Soros groups", the statement read.

"I look forward to the legal remedies to reverse this action".

The second-highest ranking member of the Missouri Senate is questioning whether Gov. Eric Greitens can effectively keep leading the state following his indictment on a felony charge.

Despite that, members of Greitens own party question his ability to lead, as others, mostly Democrats, are calling for the governor to resign.

Photo A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department showed Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri. It accuses him of taking a compromising photo of a woman without her consent while they had an affair in March 2015, before he was elected governor.

"As a former speaker myself, I understand an investigation conducted by the Missouri House of Representatives is necessary under these serious circumstances", Richard said Friday.

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) called on the Republican Governors Association (RGA) when the charges were filed to remove Greitens from their Executive Committee.


Missouri Republican Party executive director Sam Cooper called the indictment of Greitens a "political hit job". That means he won't attend the group's meetings, which were being held during the National Governor's Association meeting.

He has repeatedly denied claims he took a nude photo of a woman he had an affair with in 2015 in order to blackmail her to keep the affair quiet. He has not yet resigned his post but, according to WDBJ7, the number of lawmakers that are demanding for him to resign is growing.

Greitens was indicted February 22 on charges of felony invasion of privacy.

One of the state's U.S. Senate seats is on the ballot, and Kuhlmann says the Greitens situation could be a talking point for Democrats. Attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. filed a motion to dismiss the indictment on the grounds that any relationship with the woman was consensual.

"It will be extremely hard for the governor to effectively do his job with a felony indictment hanging over his head", Beatty said.

The report included details of a recording of a woman saying Greitens had tried to blackmail her to keep quiet about their sexual encounter.

"These personal attacks, while disappointing, will not distract her from her duty to serve justice and the citizens of this community", Ryan said Friday. He was later released on a personal recognizance bond.

Greitens admitted January 10 that he had an affair with a woman.

Greitens hired the St. Louis law firm Dowd Bennett to represent him in the circuit attorney's criminal inquiry.


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