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The Gov. Eric Greitens Case


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  After serving 16 years as a former Navy SEAL and Rhodes scholar and now Missouri’s Governor, Eric Greitens was indicted of a felony invasion of privacy charge through an extramarital affair that he had in 2015.

 

  Greitens was accused by the St. Louis grand jury of having taken nude or partially nude photos of the woman he was having an affair with without her permission or acknowledgement at all. He later distributed the photos he took onto his computer, which made the case a felony rather than a misdemeanor. A television station in St. Louis aired a report that claims Greitens threatened the women with retribution if she revealed their relationship, but Greitens quickly denied those rumors. This felony is now making a chaos in the political standpoint of Missouri.

 

  “If he has the mindset that taking advantage of people is okay and can be done without consequences, imagine what he could do to Missouri. Putting someone in charge who does not have the mindset is never a good idea because their way of doing things is usually not what’s best for the people,” said sophomore Victoria Morelli.

 

  Greitens was put in the St. Louis jail, but soon released on his own recognizance. After being pressured to resign, Eric Greitens resisted calls to resign and tells people that he did nothing illegal. Greitens lawyer told reporters that “the charge was baseless and that he would be filling a motion to dismiss the case.” Greitens also defended himself on social media saying he “made a personal mistake, but did not commit a crime.” He suggested that the charges put on him were the work of a “reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points.” Even large majorities of Republicans say lawmakers should “move swiftly to bring this to a resolution” and possibly impeachment if the governor does not resign.

 

  “If the political landscape let’s someone that thinks it’s okay to take advantage of people, they are truly not doing something right and people should not vote for someone like that,” said sophomore Silas Woolley.

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