Missouri Governor Admits to Extramarital Affair But Completely Denies Claims of Blackmail

Missouri Governor Admits to Extramarital Affair But Completely Denies Claims of Blackmail

In the recorded conversation, the woman said Greitens apologized to her afterwards and told her he had deleted the picture, KMOV reported.

The story was first reported by KMOV-TV, citing a recording made by the ex-husband of his wife confessing to the affair with Greitens.

Attorney General Josh Hawley's office released a statement Thursday evening saying his office doesn't have jurisdiction to investigate, and shortly after, Kimberley Gardner, the Circuit Attorney in St. Louis announced she is opening a formal investigation into the blackmail allegations surrounding Greitens.

In a statement released through Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday night, Greitens and his wife, Sheena, said the affair, which happened in 2015 before he ran for governor, was a "deeply personal mistake" and that the couple had worked through it. "Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this together honestly and privately", the statement said.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who was elected in 2016 after running weird ads that essentially fetishized gunfire (like the Dan Bilzerian of politicos), has already found himself in a public relations nightmare.

In a statement provided to News 4 Wednesday night, Gov. Greitens admitted to having an extramarital affair. This (expletive) tornado just happened.

But in an age when the public seems fed up with sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Wall Street, Washington and the news media and elsewhere, Greitens now risks being swept up in a national movement to purge and punish those who abuse power and disrespect women.

Updated January 11 at 4:20 p.m. with Gardner investigation - Missouri House and Senate Republican leaders issued nearly identical statements of concern Thursday as they otherwise declined comment on the sex scandal swirling around Gov. Eric Greitens. "Come downstairs. I want to show you how to do a proper pull-up".

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The woman allegedly involved did not comment on the record to the station, which did not name her. By the November election, the man took to social media, to call Greitens a "homewrecker", according to KMOV.

An attorney for the woman's ex-husband says he has been interviewed multiple times by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Following Greitens' denial of blackmail, the allegations are growing worse.

There's a good chunk of people out there who feel this is a private personal matter and point out the governor's wife has obviously forgiven him. "I'm calling on Governor Greitens to resign immediately and give Missouri the opportunity to restore some dignity to the governor's office". He is not up for re-election until 2020, but has barely hidden his higher political ambitions, and reserved the web address ericgreitensforpresident.com years ago.

Senate Democratic leaders Gina Walsh and Kiki Curls said "violence and threats against women are never acceptable" and that the allegations must be investigated.

An additional statement from Sheena Greitens said: "We have a loving marriage and an awesome family; anything beyond that is between us and God".

"I am not after anything", the ex-husband told KMOV-TV.

"The claim that this almost three-year old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false", he said. Asked for clarification, he continued: "I am strongly suggesting a fully forthcoming acknowledgment of his actions is a far more prudent course to pursue than a statement crafted to minimize his role and the ensuing devastation which inured to the detriment of innocents".

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