Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid Democrat’s calls for impeachment, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy. The Republican has been accussed of taking a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Thursday announced the indictment that followed an investigation launched in January, a day after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015.
Greitens, in a statement, said he made a mistake but “did not commit a crime.” He accused Gardner, a Democrat who was also elected in November 2016, of playing politics.
“With today’s disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken,” Greitens said. “I know this will be righted soon.