After months of fighting and legal troubles Republican Eric Greitens on Tuesday announced his resignation to be effective Friday, June 1st, at 5pm.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 29, 2018
Governor Greitens said, “This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family. Millions of mounting legal bills, endless personal attacks, designed to cause maximum damage to family and friends. Legal harassment of colleagues, friends, and campaign workers and it’s clear for the forces that oppose us there is no end in sight. I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to those that I love.”
On May 5th it was announced that the legislature in Missouri was looking at possible impeachment of the first term governor, when a report found that he mishandled charitable donations, possibly sexually harassed female staffers, and lied to investigators. On May 15th, one of the pending felony criminal cases against Greitens was dropped, but he still faces an impending felony case for computer tampering.
It’s being reported that all upcoming special investigation committees have been cancelled.
All Special Investigative Committee on Oversight has been cancelled after Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation. Find out what lawmakers are saying by tuning in. #ABC17News pic.twitter.com/cHsTSlCwtp
— Sasha Gómez (@SashaABC17) May 29, 2018
This is a developing story and more will follow.