Lawmakers are calling for Gov. Greitens to resign

April 14, 2018 - 6:12 am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says his upcoming criminal trial will prove his innocence of an invasion of privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair and allow him to move past the scandal. Experts say that's far from certain, especially after new and even more troubling allegations emerged this week.

The Republican governor faces trial next month in St. Louis on a felony indictment accusing him of taking a lewd photo of the woman without her permission in 2015, before he was elected.

But details revealed in a legislative committee report shed new light on the affair. They include accusations of unwanted sexual aggression. Those allegations that have raised questions about whether additional charges are possible and whether lawmakers should seek to impeach Greitens.

Greitens faces mounting pressure from both Republicans and Democrats to resign.

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