Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra Mo. Jan. 29 2018
02 June, 2018, 10:48
Eric Greitens' planned resignation as Missouri governor has elevated another Republican military veteran to the office, but one with more experience in working with state lawmakers.
A political career that began with a bang as Eric Greitens promised to take on Missouri's "culture" of corruption ended with a whimper Tuesday as he announced his resignation.
"This ordeal has been created to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family - millions of dollars of mounting legal bills, endless personal attacks created to cause maximum damage to family and friends", he said in a brief statement from his Jefferson City office, his voice breaking at times.
First, on January 10, he admitted to the world that he had an extramarital affair and denied associated claims that he blackmailed his mistress by allegedly photographing her in a compromising position and threatening to disseminate the image. The case was dismissed earlier this month and a special prosecutor in Jackson County is still considering whether to refile the charge.
In April, Greitens was charged with a felony of tampering with computer data for allegedly disclosing the charity's donor list to his political fundraiser in 2015 without permission. Greitens' legal bills had grown to a couple of million dollars, and his campaign staffers also were facing legal bills because of subpoenas from a House investigation.
Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh, D-St.
"Millions of dollars of mounting legal bills, endless personal attacks created to cause maximum damage to family and friends, legal harassment of colleagues, friends and campaign workers, and it's clear that for the forces that oppose us, there's no end in sight".
"I can not comment on what Jean Peters Baker would do with the privacy of invasion case", Gardner said.
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The governor on Saturday also called Republican consultant Jeff Roe, who headed Greitens' aggressive public relations campaign, to inform Roe that he had chose to resign.
"The time has come though, to tend to those who have been wounded, and to care for those who need us most", he said.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, resigned after the St. Louis prosecutor said the Republican reached a "fair and just" deal over the "pending charges" against him, though no details were given. The second report focuses on allegations that Greitens wrongfully obtained a charity donor list to fundraise for political purposes.
But Gardner said Greitens was unlikely to face prison time and that it was in the best interest of the city and state to move on. The woman said she initially thought "this is going to be some sort of sexy workout". One of the open stipulations states that Greitens has agreed to release Gardner and everyone in her office from civil liability.
"I think this is a great decision from the governor", said Sen.
Roe said Greitens had been prepared for a two-stage fight. Greitens had hoped to be acquitted, which Roe said would have allowed him to mount a full defense against the potential House impeachment proceedings.
The governor, who also served as a White House fellow and wrote a best-selling book, entered the 2016 gubernatorial race as an outsider.
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