Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Resigns Over Extramarital Affair Scandal and Criminal Probes

Republican Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has resigned amid his sexual misconduct scandal

Republican Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has resigned amid his sexual misconduct scandal

But while the salacious details of that case dominated headlines - allegations that a man tapes his hairdresser to a pull-up bar, rips off her clothes and takes a photo of her to ensure her silence tend to have that effect - Gardner's office also charged Greitens with a single count of felony computer tampering on April 20.

Still, Greitens had refused to step down, even after members from both sides called for it.

A statement Gardner read to reporters made no mention of the connection between the resignation and the dropping of charges. Current Lieutenant Governor, Republican Mike Parson, will become the state's 57th governor and will finish out Grietens' term which runs until January of 2021. The past few months have been hard for everyone involved, including the Governor and his family.

"I have been in contact with the Governor's defense team over the past several days", she said in a statement.

"I can't fault him for giving up". So much money, so much stress, such strain on his young family.

Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives said Greitens' exit was best for the state.

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"I think a comeback is going to be kind of hard for this guy", Walling said.

Greitens had campaigned for office as a Trumpian outsider-his most notorious ads featured him literally blowing stuff up with a high-powered firearm-and his nonstop war with his own party ensured that lawmakers would forge ahead with their impeachment inquiry, even after Gardner was forced to dismiss the invasion of privacy charges for procedural reasons. A lawyer for the group, who also represents Greitens' campaign, said Tuesday that the group was considering appealing the order.

Greitens' attorney Jim Martin acknowledged reaching out to Gardner to resolve the issue. One of the open stipulations states that Greitens has agreed to release Gardner and everyone in her office from civil liability.

"Here's a guy who gets to get out of a felony charge just by agreeing to quit his job", Wolff said. 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. Special prosecutor Jean Peters Baker plans to take a second look at the invasion of privacy case. "Ms. Baker has complete authority to do what she believes is the just thing to do based upon her evaluation of the case", Gardner said.

"Let there be no doubt, I condemn Eric Greitens' behavior". There was concern that the Greitens drama could pollute the state GOP, once again providing McCaskill with a possible lifeboat created by Republicans. The committee, led by chairman Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, has released two reports during its ongoing investigation.

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"This is a decision that will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a hard time", Parson's statement said.

Greitens is a married father of two young sons.

Later that month, she said Greitens asked her to come to his house when his wife was out of town.

"The human and financial toll was too great", Roe said.

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