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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign following months of scandal

Eric Greitens, the Republican governor of Missouri who for months has faced the threat of impeachment in part because of charges stemming from a sex scandal, has quit.

Greitens, once considered a Republican rising star and potential future presidential contender, reiterated his previous statements that none of his conduct was illegal.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the city has dropped charges in the felony tampering computer case against Gov. Greitens. Gardner previously handled a felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens related to his 2015 extramarital affair. Ms. Gardner had said at the time that she would consider handing the case over to a special prosecutor.

Greitens was under intense pressure from both Democrats and Republicans to resign the governorship he secured in 2016 after the scandals emerged.

A Cole County judge ruled against Greitens on Tuesday by allowing subpoenas issued by lawmakers investigating the governor to go forward.

Greitens repeated his claims of innocence during Tuesday's news conference and touted his accomplishments as governor.

In the end, Greitens said it was dirty politics by people who didn't like his anti-establishment, anti-corruption message he brought to Jefferson City that brought him down.

It also could free up money.

May 29 - Greitens announces that he's resigning as of 5 p.m. Friday, June 1.

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While admitting to the extramarital affair, Greitens insisted his failings were personal and did not rise to the level of a criminal offense. Our review of this case, as I have stated before, will be pursued without fear or favor.

The charge, filed in April following an investigation by the Missouri attorney general's office, accused Greitens of using a donor list from the veterans charity he founded, The Mission Accomplished, for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

The governor has acknowledged having an affair with his hairdresser. "I cannot allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the ones I love".

A special investigative committee in the house has already released two ruinous reports against Greitens. The woman's attorney released the statement Wednesday afternoon.

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.

Krewson's critics pointed to both charges, as well as Greitens' policy record as as conservative governor and his often inflammatory rhetoric about St. Louis, which he has deemed "the most risky city in the United States of America" and an "abortion sanctuary city".

Jean Paul Bradshaw II, a former US attorney for western Missouri, said the agreement to drop the case represents a "fair resolution" because Greitens' resignation accomplished "the greatest public benefit" possible.

"I think this is a great decision from the governor", said Sen.

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