Greitens computer tampering case will be dismissed

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens finally resigns after allegations he forced woman into sex blackmailed her

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens finally resigns after allegations he forced woman into sex blackmailed her

"There was no witch hunt, no plans to hunt him or to his family", Gardner said. Then he announced that he would quit.

"If Mr. Greitens were convicted of this charge, it would be unlikely that he would be sentenced to prison, given his first-time-offender status and the type and level of the charge he faced", Gardner said at a press conference.

"For the moment let us walk off the battlefield with our heads held high", he continued.

Elected to his first term in 2016, the 44-year-old Greitens was once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party who might one day run for national office. Dave Schatz stopped short of calling for the resignation, but questioned his ability to effectively lead.

"I came to office to fight for the people of Missouri, to fight for the forgotten", Greitens said. Earlier on Tuesday, a judge ruled that Greitens and his allies have to comply with a Missouri House subpoena regarding his dark money campaign groups.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parsons will become Missouri's 57th governor.

Greitens could face other investigations.

A House investigatory committee is seeking communications and documents showing potential coordination between Greitens, his campaign committee and A New Missouri.

Eventually, the scandal also unspooled into a separate case looking into the illegal use of a charity donor list to raise campaign funds.

On May 17, Greitens suggested to a crowd of supporters gathered for an agricultural event that he wouldn't give up.

Greitens said during a news conference that "the last few months have been incredibly hard".

In his announcement, Greitens said: "We have accomplished a lot".

"I am not flawless".

In his speech, Greitens said he is "not flawless", but maintains he has "not broken any laws or committed any offense worthy of this treatment". "Parson will listen to what you have to say, and I appreciate that willingness to listen intently".

At Duke, Greitens was a Program II major, Angier B. Duke Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar.

While Greitens has not yet been convicted of any crime, the political winds in Missouri, where Republicans are waging a critical U.S. Senate race against vulnerable Democrat Sen. Kim Gardner, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, and resident laughing-stock, announced today that her office had been in consultations with Greitens's defense team, and that they had reached an "understanding", of which more would be revealed May 30.

The only pending charge against Greitens is computer tampering. Greitens is accused of having photographed the woman naked without her consent.

Consultant Michael Hafner was testifying Tuesday before a Missouri House investigatory committee considering whether to pursue impeachment proceedings against the Republican governor.

While admitting to the extramarital affair, Greitens insisted his failings were personal and did not rise to the level of a criminal offense. He vowed to stay in office.

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