Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

"The brief and deeply troubled term of Eric Greitens is a case study for why Missouri's highest elected office is no place for beginners".

Greitens announced Tuesday he would resign as governor on Friday.

The state legislature's investigation had expanded to probe potential campaign finance violations, as questions swirled about whether the governor's campaign illegally coordinated with a non-profit organization to hide the identity of political donors.

So with very strong ties to our area, it's interesting to note that Parson briefly ran for Governor during the 2016 election cycle before switching over to the Lt. Governor race.

Greitens could face other investigations. She said "for whatever reason, I trusted him".

The state carries triple-A ratings from S&P Global Ratings, Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.

"May god continue to bless you and to bless the great state of Missouri", he said.

Howard Cure, director of municipal bond research at Evercore Wealth Management LLC, said the absence of financial misconduct in the allegations against the governor helps insulate the state's credit quality.

"Today, I am announcing that I will be resigning as governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1st at 5 p.m." he said".

"There's been a lot of corruption going on in Jefferson City under this governor", Schaaf said. "The state has a reputation as being fiscally conservative with strong finances and a low pension liability".

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The new governor inherits some challenges.

"There is much more I need to know before I can make a comment on this", Curtman said.

February 22 - A grand jury in St. Louis indicts the governor on a felony invasion of privacy charge for taking and transmitting the alleged photo.

First, on January 10, he admitted to the world that he had an extramarital affair and denied associated claims that he blackmailed his mistress by allegedly photographing her in a compromising position and threatening to disseminate the image.

The woman said she met Greitens in 2013 when he became a client at the hair salon where she worked, according to the report.

"This was not what drove the governor's decision, but it's one part we had to address", said Jim Martin, an attorney for the governor.

Greitens had a sometimes rocky relationship with the GOP-controlled Legislature as he pushed his agenda, once comparing them to third-graders and frequently denouncing them as "career politicians".

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL officer, suggested less than two weeks ago that he would never quit fighting the allegations against him, even as the Legislature met in special session to consider impeachment. A second felony charge of computer tampering is still pending.

He was charged in April for allegedly using the donor list for a charity he founded to solicit money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

St. Louis prosecutors dropped the felony charge before Greitens' trial got underway. But Hawley said he lacked authority to issue subpoena-like demands compelling people to provide information while investigating alleged Sunshine Law or record-retention law violations.

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