Democrats call on Missouri Gov. Greitens to resign

12 April, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Missouri Committee to Release Greitens Report Wednesday

Greitens, who has resisted calls to step down amid the scandal, declined to participate or testify in the committee's report.

But Democrats quickly called on Greitens to resign, as did Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley, Democratic U.S. Sen.

I have read the official report from the Republican-led Missouri House investigation, including the sworn testimony.

Shortly sooner than the report was launched, Greitens gave a fast assertion to reporters describing the investigation as "a political witch hunt... exactly like what's occurring with the witch hunts in Washington, D.C".

Greitens and the woman allegedly ended the affair in October 2015, and she never saw him again, she testified.

Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Missouri Capitol Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. "I feel like you haven't been treated good in so long".

The committee heard testimony from the woman involved in the affair, who has not been identified publicly and did not consent to the news of the affair being broadcast back in January after the State of the State address. He went on to call the report "one-sided tabloid, trash gossip that was produced in a secret room". She told the committee Greitens promised he had deleted it.

Over many hours, the woman told the panel under oath that the governor had slapped her a couple of times, and had coerced her sexually. Greitens said he would show her "how to do a proper pullup". You took a picture of me.' And he said, 'I know. but you have to understand, I'm running for office, and people will get me, and I have to have some sort of thing to protect myself.

Greitens is indicted by a Grand Jury on a felony charge of invasion of personal privacy.

"I knew that he was an author, I knew he was a motivational speaker, I knew he was a Navy SEAL".

In response to the report, the lady testified that she met Greitens in 2013 as a purchaser of her hair salon. "This is behavior that is unbecoming to anyone, much less someone who is supposed to be the leader of our state", she said. The charge alleges Greitens didn't obtain permission before taking a nude photo of the woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015; the woman testifies about the incident in the report. "And I thought about you, though, and I felt bad, so I erased it'".

During another encounter, she alleged that "out of nowhere" Greitens "smacked me and grabbed me and shoved me down on the ground", causing her to start bawling. She anxious that it might have left a mark but did not take a photo at the time.

In addition to the legislative investigation and the criminal case, Hawley is investigating The Mission Continues, the veterans charity founded by Greitens, as it relates to the state's consumer protection and charitable registration and reporting laws.



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