Missouri Governor Indicted Under Law Targeting Peeping Toms

He canceled plans to be in Washington this weekend for the National Governors Association annual meeting, and the Republican Governors Association said Greitens "no longer intends to serve" on its executive committee.

The political fallout continues for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens after he was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge.

The governor is not set to appear in court next month.

"There was no hush money, there was no violence".

State Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors said: "Too often, women in our state and nation are subject to intimidation, threats and even violence at the hands of those in power". There was no threat of blackmail.

Shumake said, "I'm still in hopes that things can turn out well for the governor".

"The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points", Greitens said in a statement Thursday.

His attorney, Edward Dowd, doubled down on that argument.

"We will carefully examine the facts contained in the indictment and answer the question as to whether or not the governor can lead our state while a felony case moves forward", Missouri House GOP leaders said in a joint statement Thursday. His attorney filed a motion to dismiss the indictment.

The Governor said in a press release, the State of Emergency was called in anticipation of a major storm system that could cause potential flooding in parts of the state.

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According to the AP she Governor stepped down from his leadership position with the Republican Governors Association Friday, Feb. 23.

Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for Gardner, fired back at Greitens.

If found guilty of the felony charge, Greitens would likely be forced to step down from his role as governor and could face time in prison.

Jamilah Nasheed called on Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson to begin impeachment proceedings against Greitens.

Ben Trachtenberg, an associate law professor at the University of Missouri, said it would be key to a successful prosecution. "As it is still early in the process, I am unable to state what the results of the House investigation will be".

The allegations first emerged from audio secretly recorded by the woman's ex-husband and shared anonymously with local CBS affiliate KMOV. "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. I mean she's an admirable woman and I think she's doing everything in her power to reflect well on what her husband claims to stand for", said one audience member.

In fact, when the indictment was announced, the Kansas City small-businesses owner, who not only voted for Greitens but also donated to his 2016 campaign, says he confirmed that he'd be attending a cocktail party with the governor in a couple of weeks.

"He wanted nothing to do with this", Watkins said. "Our client's sole objective has been and remains to protect the interests of his minor children and the image of their mother in their eyes", said Watkins.

"Our client has never nor does he now have any interest in whether Governor Greitens is indicted, prosecuted, convicted, acquitted, remains governor, steps down or is impeached".

  • Sonia Alvarado