Greitens to cut plea deal after resignation?

02 June, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign following months of scandal

The incident reportedly occurred in March 2015 in the basement of his St. Louis home before Greitens launched his campaign for governor. The circuit attorney said she intends to refile the charge and may appoint a special prosecutor or one of her assistants to pursue the case. A special prosecutor assigned to the case said Tuesday her investigation will continue, according to local news media.

St. Louis prosecutors dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Greitens on May 14 before his trial got under way.

Missouri Governor, Eric Greitens has promised to resign as the state lawmakers weighed his impeachment amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign-finance violations.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Governor Greitens and his wife Sheena What's the fundraising controversy?

Greitens said it was "a great honor and a privilege" to be governor and he "will always be a fighter for the people of Missouri". Retiree Wilma Nelson said she would be open to voting for Greitens again if he sought to re-enter politics.

In a brief and defiant statement Tuesday at the governor's office, Greitens said his resignation would be effective on Friday at 5 p.m.

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. Our review of this case, as I have stated before, will be pursued without fear or favor.

The charge, filed in April following an investigation by the Missouri attorney general's office, accused Greitens of using a donor list from the veterans charity he founded, The Mission Continues, for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

The governor has acknowledged having an affair with his hairdresser.

In his speech, Greitens said he is "not flawless", but maintains he has "not broken any laws or committed any offense worthy of this treatment". "I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people I love", Greitens said. On Monday, he spoke with attorney Catherine Hanaway about her legal defense of Greitens' campaign, which already had turned over thousands of documents to a House investigatory committee. We want to thank the members of the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight for the serious and professional manner in which they went about their task.

The woman's then-husband released a secretly recorded conversation in which she described the affair.

With Greitens' departure, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, also a Republican, will take his place. A lawyer for the group, who also represents Greitens' campaign, said Tuesday that the group was considering appealing the order.

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

Missouri's GOP-controlled House leadership applauded the governor's decision, saying he "has put the best interest of Missourians first today by choosing to resign".

Recommended:

  • LeBron James admits he asked Cavaliers not to trade Kyrie Irving

    LeBron James admits he asked Cavaliers not to trade Kyrie Irving

    Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after the game that Smith "thought we were up one" when he made his freaky decision. But, his National Basketball Association finals-best 51 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists weren't enough to beat the Warriors.
    Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says

    Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says

    Ottawa approved the expansion in late 2016 but the project faced permit delays and court challenges in B.C. Those costs would be covered either directly or indirectly through reimbursement by the Canadian taxpayer.
    Serena Williams plays in catsuit to honor pregnant mothers

    Serena Williams plays in catsuit to honor pregnant mothers

    Williams, who won the 2017 Australian Open in the early stages of pregnancy. told reporters she felt she was "on the right track". I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going.
  • Trump says he'll pardon Dinesh D'Souza

    Trump says he'll pardon Dinesh D'Souza

    D'Souza said in one tweet that the students had received the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs". His tweets about the Parkland students have been sharply criticized by some Florida Republicans, including Gov.
    Government announces

    Government announces "phased eradication" of M. bovis by Thomas Coughlan

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is announcing the government's decision at Federated Farmers' headquarters in Wellington . If you have any concerns about someone you know, contact the Rural Support Trust or other community support services.

    So About This Drake Blackface Photo Pusha T Dug Up…

    In " The Story Of Adidon ", Pusha-T made light of 40 looking sick and questioned how much longer the OVO executive will live . I really need to understand why you take a picture like that.
  • A Top Republican Says Trump Is Wrong About 'Spygate'

    A Top Republican Says Trump Is Wrong About 'Spygate'

    Presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg say Mr. If Sessions does bail, though, maybe Trump should consider Gowdy for the job.
    Hamas announces cease-fire between Israel, Gaza groups

    Hamas announces cease-fire between Israel, Gaza groups

    Daoud Shehab, an Islamic Jihad spokesman, said Egyptian officials had been in contact with the group to try to restore calm. The Israeli military said most of the projectiles fired Tuesday were intercepted, but three soldiers were wounded.
    Wait, did Indian Oil Corporation just cut fuel prices by 1 paisa?

    Wait, did Indian Oil Corporation just cut fuel prices by 1 paisa?

    The cut comes after 16 consecutive day of price increase since May 14 when fuel retailers ended the pre-Karnataka poll hiatus. The price of petrol in the capital is now ₹ 78.42 a litre, while diesel is at ₹ 69.30 a litre.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 with Snapdragon 845 chipset, 3D face unlock launched

    Xiaomi Mi 8 with Snapdragon 845 chipset, 3D face unlock launched

    Some of the features of MIUI 10 include a revamped task manager, gesture controls and AI portrait mode for enhanced Bokeh shots. The new MIUI 10 brings a lot of design changes in the latest ROM which seems to be inspired from the latest Android P update.
    European Union  retaliates to Trump's tariffs

    European Union retaliates to Trump's tariffs

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also said the EU would respond with penalties of its own on US exports. Steel has announced plans to restart one of two blast furnaces and rehire workers at its Granite City Works outside St.
    EA Sports ran Federation Internationale de Football Association  18 World Cup simulation

    EA Sports ran Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 World Cup simulation

    We have to say, we're interested to see how close to predicting the future the world's biggest-selling soccer sim has come. Each of the 12 official Russian stadiums have been added to the game complete with World Cup match balls and team banners.


Popular

How To Listen To Kanye West’s New Album ‘YE’
According to Pusha, the original cover art "was pictures that we all agreed on". Picked the picture, great, we look, boom, boom, boom, it's good.

Prominent Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot, killed in Kiev
Another journalist, Sergiy Grishyn, said "Babchenko will have to give me money for pills" for the stress he'd suffered. It said it had detained a Ukrainian citizen recruited by Russian Federation to find someone to kill Mr Babchenko.

Trump’s visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to visit China on Saturday to negotiate the details of that agreement. That deal was separate from the United States investigation into China's alleged theft of intellectual property.

Serena Williams Won Her First Grand Slam Match After Giving Birth
Williams , the 23-time major champion, gave birth to a daughter in September and saw her rankings tumble while she was out. By the end, this was an incredibly encouraging performance in what was only her sixth singles match since giving birth.

Details of Meghan Markle's wedding speech revealed as she breaks from tradition
While on an official visit to Wales past year , Meghan appeared to be signing the autograph book of a young girl called Kaitlin. Prince Harry and Meghan , Duchess of Sussex , are returning over $13 million worth of wedding gifts .

Google Pixel 3 Release Date and Key Features Revealed
The rendering was created by Redditor Fondantanail and it gives us a close visual prediction on how the Pixel 3 XL will look like. Google is now working on the Pixel 3 devices internally, post which the mass production of the smartphones will commence.

China tariffs back on Trump's trade agenda
The president has made a point of singling out China for what he says are years of unfair trade practices. This reductions may help the two nations reach a consensus at trade talks scheduled for this weekend.

Tom Arnold Says Ex-Wife Roseanne Barr ‘Wanted’ Show To Be Cancelled
But canceling " Roseanne " is "like taking off "All in the Family" or "I Love Lucy" or Andy Griffith at their zenith", he said. Jarrett, one of the most prominent African American women in politics, was one of President Obama's top aides.

Afghanistan rocked by deadly attacks after USA airstrike kills Taliban leaders
Meanwhile, also in Helmand, a district governor says a suicide vehicle bomber wounded six people, including three policemen, on Thursday morning.

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive
Kiev Police chief Andriy Krishchenko said in televised comments that Mr Babchencko's "professional activities" were a factor. Babchenko served in the Russian army and fought during the first separatist war in Chechnya during the 1990s.