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Republican Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is set to RESIGN

Republican Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has resigned 

Republican Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has resigned amid his sexual misconduct scandal.

The married father-of-two stepped down on Tuesday at a news conference, five months after he admitted to having an affair with a hair stylist and was accused of  blackmail

The GOP politician, 44, allegedly took a partial nude photo of his mistress without her consent.

He has also been accused of misusing a charity donor list during his scandal-plagued term.

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on Feb. 22 on one felony count of invasion of privacy. 

The charge was dismissed during jury selection, but a special prosecutor was considering whether to refile charges. 

Prosecutors say he took a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair without her consent in 2015, before his election.

The woman told a legislative committee Greitens restrained, slapped, shoved and threatened her during sexual encounters.

The Missouri Legislature began meeting in special session less than two weeks ago to consider impeachment.

Greitens has denied criminal wrongdoing.  

He stepped down on Tuesday after he admitted to having an affair with a hair stylist

He stepped down on Tuesday after he admitted to having an affair with a hair stylist

The GOP politician, 44, allegedly took a partial nude photo of his mistress without her consent. He is pictured with his wife and two children

The GOP politician, 44, allegedly took a partial nude photo of his mistress without her consent. He is pictured with his wife and two children

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on Feb. 22 on one felony count of invasion of privacy

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on Feb. 22 on one felony count of invasion of privacy

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