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Missouri governor vows he will not give up amid allegations


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drawing on his Navy SEAL coaching, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens asserted Thursday that he is not going to give up or again down regardless of a legal cost and potential impeachment proceedings involving varied allegations of misconduct towards him.

On the finish of a celebratory speech asserting funding for biodiesel services, Greitens shifted subjects to the challenges he’s dealing with and recounted how he as soon as felt like quitting throughout a grueling Navy SEAL coaching session wherein his group of seven males had carry a heavy log over a seashore. Greitens mentioned he saved going for the nice of the group.

The Republican governor then declared: “No matter what they throw at me, no matter how painful they try to make it, no matter how much suffering they want to put me and my family through and my team through … we are going to step forward day after day after day, and we are going to continue in our mission to fight for the people of Missouri.”

Prosecutors in St. Louis dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy cost towards Greitens earlier this week that accused him of taking a nonconsensual photograph of an virtually fully bare girl with whom he acknowledged having an affair in 2015. Prosecutors have mentioned the cost may very well be filed.

Greitens additionally faces one other felony cost alleging he tampered with laptop information by disclosing the donor record of The Mission Continues to his political fundraiser in 2015 with out the permission of the St. Louis-based charity he based.

On Friday, the Missouri Legislature is to convene a monthlong particular session devoted solely to investigating allegations towards Greitens, with the opportunity of impeaching him in an try to take away him from workplace.

Greitens declined to reply a query Thursday from The Related Press about whether or not he would testify earlier than the Home investigatory committee. He as a substitute mentioned he wasn’t doing interviews and left the agricultural occasion flanked by his safety element as reporters continued to attempt to ask him questions.

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