Graphic testimony of sexual relationship deepens crisis for Missouri governor

Ann Wagner

The Missouri Democratic Party is renewing efforts to tie Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley to embattled Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Shortly before the report's release, the governor shot back that the committee's findings were "full of more false, outlandish and salacious accusations".

Both had previously called on the governor to consider resigning after Greitens was indicted in February on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said in a court filing later Thursday that she supplied the video once her office determined it could be accessed.

A woman who had an extramarital affair with the governor of the USA state of Missouri claimed he "coerced", threatened, and struck her, according to an explosive report released Wednesday. "She was a willing participant in everything they did, and the video goes a long way to establish that".

The woman's attorney, Scott Simpson, declined to comment on the defense team's assertions about what is in the video, citing a gag order in the criminal case. "It's a set of circumstances that you'd be hard pressed to find anything really like it in recent modern American history".

McCaskill also called for Greitens to step down.

To drive home the point, Greitens added: "This is exactly like what's happening with the witch hunts in Washington, D.C".

The special House investigatory committee is to make a recommendation after the regular session ends May 18 about whether Greitens should face impeachment proceedings to try to oust him. "They are false", Greitens said in a statement Thursday.

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The letter was also signed by Republican Sens. The transcripts show that members did not just accept testimony as fact, but cross-examined witnesses, at times repeatedly and persistently, to ensure that what was reported to the House was indeed deemed accurate.

"I think it is conscious to link himself to Trump, but it's a loser". She says that if Greitens doesn't resign, the House should move forward with impeachment. Humphreys alone gave Greitens $1.275 million. Prosecutors allege he took a compromising photo of the woman without her consent in 2015, before he won election. He then asked if she had exercised and had her change into a white T-shirt with a slit on the top and pajama trousers. Don't even mention my name to anybody at all, because if you do, I'm going to take these pictures, and I'm going to put them everywhere I can.

"I was definitely fearful", the woman testified to the legislative committee. She said she started "uncontrollably crying".

She described another incident to the committee during which she said he smacked her, grabbed her and shoved her to the ground. Greitens relented after she begged him to stop, according to her testimony. Asked by the committee whether the oral sex was coerced, she responded: "Coerced, maybe".

"She answered, "... I haven't talked about it because I don't know if it's because I'm remembering it through a dream or I - I'm not sure, but yes, I feel like I saw it after that happened, but I haven't spoken about it because of that". He's asked me to stand with him and let his investigation continue. Greitens did not testify before the House committee.

The criminal case against him is more narrowly defined. "Violence against women is never acceptable".

Eric Greitens, charged with criminal invasion of privacy in connection with an admitted extramarital affair, faced mounting pressure to resign on Thursday after lawmakers presented detailed allegations of abuse and blackmail from the woman involved. She said she "felt like he was trying to claim me". He is accused of non-consensually photographing the woman during the sexual encounter, and later threatening to release the photography.

"I want to say again what I've said from the beginning: This is a political witch hunt", he said in a statement made at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. She favors immediate impeachment based on the woman's testimony of abusive treatment by Greitens.

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