Donald Trump is having a really, really bad week. Not only is he still being slammed for his horrendous response to the Parkland, Florida shooting, but another one of his GOP minions was indicted yesterday by a grand jury in St. Louis for an invasion of privacy.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on a felony charge from a 2015 affair, with allegations stating that he was threatening to release a nude photo of the woman, in which she was blindfolded and tied up, if she ever exposed the affair. The allegation became public and was investigated by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner last month. In the indictment, Greitens is accused of photographing a woman, and then transmitting it “in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer.”
Greitens was arrested and arraigned Thursday in St. Louis. Gardner said:
As I have stated before, it is essential for residents of the City of St. Louis and our state to have confidence in their leaders. They must know that the Office of the Circuit Attorney will hold public officials accountable in the same manner as any other resident of our city. Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations.”
Greitens pretty much refused to take any real responsibility in the matter, denying that he’d done anything illegal on Facebook last night. He even tried to spin the allegations as a politically motivated attack. Greitens wrote:
As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was Governor. I did not commit a crime. With today’s disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken. I know this will be righted soon. The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points.”
As usual, a conservative man has not only treated a woman horrifically but refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong. Greitens has stated he will fight the indictment and has not yet indicated if he will step down or not. Edward L. Dowd Jr., Greitens’ attorney, denounced the charge.
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