Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Under Investigation Affair Allegations
neurontin mgus Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is confronting bombshell allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail.
A formal investigation has been launched after his Greitens so-called former mistress claimed he attempted to blackmail her with an explicit photo at the start of their affair.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has confirmed that he had an extramarital affair before he was elected in 2016.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner confirmed the probe in a statement Thursday after the ‘serious’ and ‘troubling’ allegations were made public through an audio tape released by the unnamed woman’s ex-husband this week. ‘It is essential for residents of the City of St. Louis and our state to have confidence from leaders.
They must know that the Office of the Circuit Attorney will hold public officials accountable in the same manner as any other resident of our city,’ Gardner said in the statement.
About Eric Greitens:
Eric Greitens is an American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL currently serving as the 56th Governor of Missouri, since January 2017. A Democrat until 2015, he switched to the Republican Party. He is currently the second youngest Governor in the United States, after New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Greitens graduated from Parkway North High School before attending Duke University with a scholarship. After attending the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and earning a doctorate, he later became a U.S. Navy SEAL officer, where he served four tours of duty around the world, rose to the rank of lieutenant commander, commanded an Al-Qaeda targeting cell and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, among other decorations. Following his military service, Greitens served as a White House Fellow and founded The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization serving veterans which he led until 2014. Time Magazine included him in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.