St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced that her office has reached a deal to dismiss a felony charge of computer data tampering. But, she says, details won't be released until Wednesday (5/30).
In a defiant and emotional statement to the media in the governor's office, the onetime rising Republican Party star denied breaking any laws but said the pressure of multiple investigations by prosecutors and lawmakers had taken a toll.
"I believe the most fair and just way to resolve the situation, is to dismiss the computer tampering case", Gardner said.
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Gov. Mike Parson says the resignation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens "will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a hard time".
The governor said he would "always be a fighter for the people of Missouri" and "may God continue to bless you and to bless the great state of Missouri".
On another occasion, Greitens slapped her in the face and called her a whore, she said.
It also could free up money.
In the face of impeachment over the accusations and a campaign finance enquiry, the Governor chose to leave the office, indicating that his resignation would take effect on June 1. Our review of this case, as I have stated before, will be pursued without fear or favor.
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A tweet Krewson sent shortly after the governor's announcement thanking him for his service sparked backlash from St. Louisans and other Democratic officials who called her statement tone-deaf and unnecessarily tepid, citing the many scandals surrounding Greitens, including accusations of sexual and physical assault. "I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people I love", Greitens said. Last week, the judge appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the case.
Greitens added that he was "not perfect" but insisted he hadn't "broken any laws or committed any offense worthy of this treatment". On Monday, he spoke with attorney Catherine Hanaway about her legal defense of Greitens' campaign, which already had turned over thousands of documents to a House investigatory committee.
Since that time, Greitens has been under investigation by a special House Oversight Committee regarding the allegation made by a former mistress and questionable use of a campaign donor list form his charity The Mission Continues.
Greitens said the allegations amounted to a "political witch hunt", and vowed to stay in office. There had been allegations Greitens wanted to hide where those donations had come from.
The governor, who also served as a White House fellow and wrote a best-selling book, entered the 2016 gubernatorial race as an outsider.
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The governor on Saturday also called Republican consultant Jeff Roe, who headed Greitens' aggressive public relations campaign, to inform Roe that he had made a decision to resign.