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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:18 PM

@GOP MO Gov Hunkers Down, Commits To Staying In Office Amid Blackmail Probe

Pretty serious charges.





Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens walk through the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Mo., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. A St. Louis County attorney filed a lawsuit last week accusing Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff of engaging in an ongoing conspiracy to violate Missouri's open records laws by using an app that deletes text messages after they've been read. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
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MO Gov Hunkers Down, Commits To Staying In Office Amid Blackmail Probe





By Allegra Kirkland | January 12, 2018 1:22 pm




In the wake of explosive allegations that he slapped and attempted to blackmail a woman with whom he carried out an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is keeping his head down and quietly rallying supporters.

Greitens, who has admitted to the affair but strongly denied the blackmail and slapping allegations, has made no public remarks or appearances since the scandal broke Wednesday night. His often-busy Twitter feed has fallen silent.

In a Thursday call with campaign contributors, first reported by the Washington Examiner, the governor, joined by his wife Sheena, said he planned to ride out the scandal. The couple spent the rest of the afternoon dialing Missouri Senate and House lawmakers to deny the allegations, CNN reported.


State Sen. Gary Romine told CNN that the couple informed him that “no additional stories” about the governor would come to light. A State House Republican said Greitens blamed the scandal on “liberal media and Democrats trying to destroy him.”

In 2015, Greitens took a naked picture of a woman with whom he was having an affair and told her he’d use it to blackmail her if she revealed the relationship, according to comments the woman made on an audiotape recorded by her then-husband. TPM reported Thursday that, months later, the woman told her husband that Greitens slapped her when she told him she’d slept with her husband.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Thursday afternoon that she’d opened an investigation into the claims.


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In addition to the Circuit Attorney’s probe, Al Watkins, the lawyer for the ex-husband of the woman who was having the affair, told TPM that he’s been in ongoing contact with the FBI, as well...............................................

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Siwsan Jan 2018 #2
mcar Jan 2018 #5
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:22 PM

1. Is he a republican? Reason I ask is it is NOWHERE in the report, sigh

I know he is, but why is that I wonder.

And he need not hide, his voters will love him more if he cheats and lies.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:27 PM

2. I read, somewhere else, that he was a Democrat, but switched party affiliation in 2015

So I'd call him a political opportunist.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:24 PM

5. Yes

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:31 PM

3. no end to there creepiness

just scum! How can his wife live with him?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:31 PM

4. There is a Reason a Mule is the State Symbol - Of Course Greitens is Digging in His Heels

The saying, "stubborn as a mule" appears to be playing out here. Let's hope no one tries to hit Greitens over the head with a 2" x 4" (a common folk remedy for a stubborn mule).

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