Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Admits Affair but Denies Threats

Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Admits Affair but Denies Threats

"If anyone has any information related to this matter, I encourage them to contact my office immediately", the statement concluded.

The encounter at the heart of the television report allegedly took place in March 2015.

"This allegation is completely false", he said. "According to the account he gave me, she replied that she had had sex with her husband, at which time Greitens slapped her". Jon Carpenter and Judy Morgan, both of Kansas City, said Greitens should resign, calling it the "right thing for Missouri".

The newspaper doesn't say how it obtained the email.

"I didn't even know", she continued.

"All I can tell you as a simple-minded man from the heartland of America, whether it's extortion or blackmail or neither, it's fucking disgusting", Watkins, the man's attorney, said of the March 2015 photograph incident.

According to the story, Greitens apologized after their encounter and claimed that he'd deleted the photo.

He didn't say if the ex-husband has also heard from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation is bad news for Greitens, but it's also unfortunate for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), whose most-broadcast re-election ad prominently featured Greitens, Politico reports.

Shortly after the blackmail allegations were made public, Sen.

Phone and email messages left Thursday with the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in St. Louis were not immediately returned.

"Those Democrats who asked for my resignation were very slow, or did not ask for either Warren Love's resignation or Governor Greitens' resignation", Chappelle-Nadal said.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Rob Shaaf, a vocal opponent to the Governor, called Libla's letter "good leadership" and last night, he tweeted after these allegations against the Governor broke saying quote "Stick a fork in him".

"Sometimes initial reports have some factual errors in them so I'm kind of in a wait and see mode to see what happens after that", said Shumake.

She said in a statement that the couple has "a loving marriage and an awesome family" and urged "the media and those who wish to peddle gossip to stay away from me and my children". Emery said he was "amazed at the character" of both Greitens and his wife, Sheena, for working through the hard situation. "Anything beyond that is between us and God".

She is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri and co-director of the university's Institute for Korean Studies.

A group of Missouri state lawmakers are asking the attorney general to investigate allegations against Governor Eric Greitens.

The Greitens also released a joint statement, and Mrs. Greitens released an additional statement of her own (but posted on her husband's Twitter feed), all echoing the lawyer's sentiments.

Al Watkins, a lawyer for the husband, confirmed to TPM in a Thursday phone interview that his client had discussed the slapping allegation in an interview with KMOV, CBS' St. Louis affiliate.

A law firm representing the woman released a statement Friday saying her ex-husband had "betrayed her confidence" by secretly recording their conversation.

In the audio recordings, the woman tells her then-husband she had a sexual encounter with Greitens at his house in which he blindfolded her and bound her hands. "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", she added.

Bennett said the allegation that his Greitens took a nude photo as an attempt at blackmail is also false.

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