Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admitted to having an affair

"I will continue to pray for the Greitens family and ask the people of Missouri to join me in doing the same". But after further consideration, she said, she concluded that an investigation is necessary.

Watkins said the circuit attorney's office was seeking seeking copies of the tape recordings and other evidence. A criminal investigation into the allegations is now underway by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney. But her ex-husband, who also was not named, provided an audio recording he made to KMOV in which the woman gives details about a sexual encounter she says she had with Greitens in March 2015 at his St. Louis home.

The woman met Greitens because she cut his hair.

Greitens, R, responding to media reports, acknowledged Wednesday night that he was unfaithful to his wife "a few years ago" before being elected.

Following Greitens' denial of blackmail, the allegations are growing worse. The other source is the ex-husband's lawyer, who is not mentioned in Bennett's statement. This is a three-year-old personal matter that presents no matters of public or legal interest. "The facts will prove that fully".

The New York Times reported upon Greiten's admission, which included his assessment of the affair as a "personal mistake".

"Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this honestly and privately", the statement continued. It purports to be a series of letters Greitens wrote to a troubled former SEAL colleague, offering wisdom Greitens gleaned from the Bible and the Greek philosophers Greitens studied in college. He taught public service at the University of Missouri and was an adjunct professor of business ethics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena, were at a hotel watch party with their sons when he was declared the victor in the Republican primary in August 2016. "There's problems with dark money in this administration, and I think they're orders of magnitude more important than the allegations from yesterday". "And he used some sort of tape, I don't know what it was, and taped my hands to these rings and then put a blindfold on me".

In a separate note, Sheena Greitens added, "We have a loving marriage and an awesome family, anything beyond that is between us and God".

"There was no blackmail and that claim is false. The outrageous claims of improper conduct regarding these nearly three-year-ago events are false".

The Republican governor and his wife released a statement Wednesday night.

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"The husband did say to her that he felt that that was an attempt at blackmail", she told Inside Edition.

Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf, a frequent Greitens critic, stopped short of suggesting he step down but said: "I don't see how he weathers this political storm". I am not a part of anything. "So I think we're going to move forward from this".

He claimed to have been contacted by law enforcement authorities as well as members of the media.

Democrats and Republicans both recruited him as a possible candidate, and in 2015, after years as a registered Democrat, Greitens switched parties to make a successful run for governor. Missouri law does not prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination. He was fined $1,000.

The lawyer for the ex-husband said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has contacted him several times since October 2016 about the affair.

Comments posted on Greitens's Facebook page reflected a mixed reaction to the Wednesday's revelations.

Greitens, the first Jewish governor of Missouri, is slated to speak at the RJC's annual convention next month in Las Vegas. "Lead on and God Bless!" "For individuals being silent on this issue, it makes me want to cry".

"The governor has now seen the TV report that ran tonight".

Bennett also said any allegation of violence is "completely false" and that Greitens had a consensual relationship with the woman. The claim that this almost three-year old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false. There was no 'blackmail, ' and that claim is false.

Greitens' attorney, Jim Bennett, said the governor was "very confident he will be cleared in any investigation".

Though Greitens has had his moments of success as governor, like signing a right-to-work law early past year, he was fined $1,000 after admitting to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he had violated campaign finance law, according to the Kansas City Star.

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