Missouri Gov. FIGHTS BACK after indictment

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.

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“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.



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