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May 31, 2018. Scandal-ridden Republican Governor Resigns

May 31, 2018.  Eric Greitens, Governor of Missouri, has resigned in the face of multiplying accusations of sexual misconduct, invasion of privacy, computer tampering, and lying.  Greitens, who ran on a promise to clean up corruption and was a rising star in Republican circles, was accused of photographing his mistress while she was bound naked and then threatening to release the photo if she made their affair public and she revealed his name.  Along with that tawdry tale, he was accused of misusing donor data and lying to the Missouri Ethics Commission.  The Missouri Legislature was initiating impeachment proceedings when Greitens resigned.  Predictably, he said he resigned to protect his family.

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