MO House Releases Report On Greitens Investigation

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"I didn't want to talk to him, but I did want him to call me", she said.

Greitens attorneys say the woman's videotaped interview from March backs up Greitens' claim that the encounter was consensual.

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St.

The woman went on to tell the committee that she tried to leave the home, but broke down and cried when Greitens held her in a bear hug.

She testified that in another sexual encounter, Greitens "out of nowhere just, like kind of smacked me and grabbed me and shoved me down on the ground, and I instantly just started bawling". "And then to have to put his family through this. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life", Brown, a Democrat, wrote to the Trump administration. "I'm overwhelmed with sadness for the state".

Congresswoman Ann Wagner says Greitens is unfit to lead.

Other top Republican and Democratic elected officials in the state have also asked Greitens to resign.

The report could set the stage for impeachment proceedings against the embattled Republican governor, who already faces criminal invasion of privacy charges in addition to multiple ongoing probes. My heart goes out to the families involved.

The report has extensive testimony from the woman, who told the committee about each encounter she had with Greitens. She also said he threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about their interaction. "So this affects a lot of people".

Greitens added in comments Wednesday that the report on an investigation into his extramarital affair with his hairdresser is "full of lies", citing a "political witch hunt".

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In February, a St. Louis grand jury charged him with invasion of privacy. Among the options House lawmakers would have include calling for impeachment. He must resign immediately.

He told reporters Wednesday before the report's release he doesn't plan on resigning, despite calls from lawmakers urging him to do so. He then told her he was going to show her how to do a proper pull up, she said.

Although Schaaf remains miffed over Garber's hiring, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown, R-Rolla, said he is now comfortable with the move.

11 - The Missouri House's special committee releases its report, saying the woman from the affair is a "credible witness".

1 - The Missouri House unanimously votes to formally create the special committee to investigate the governor. The House had adjourned early for the weekend. Kehoe and Greitens are both Republicans. Democrats gathered in the basement of the capitol building. He has called the report "tabloid trash" and "gossip".

Greitens left the press conference without taking questions. It said Greitens declined to testify and failed to respond to its request for production of documents and sworn answers to written interrogatories.

The report details how the relationship allegedly progressed after Greitens, a Republican, became one of her regular clients and she developed a crush on the married governor. The woman described the event in a way consistent with an account shared by her ex-husband with a St. Louis TV station.

She testified that Greitens then said "You're not going to mention my name".

"Our committee remains dedicated to its task and will not be deterred by Eric Greitens' baseless attacks on our witnesses, our integrity or our common sense", Mitten said.

Under normal circumstances, the Legislature provides money to the governor through the annual budgeting process for the governor to hire a general counsel.

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