A circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis announced she will be launching an official investigation after Governor Eric Greitens is accused of blackmail.
It comes less than a day after the Republican state leader admitted to an extramarital affair in 2015, but denied allegations he threatened the woman involved with exposure of a nude photo taken without her permission.
Read the full statement below:
The serious allegations against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens are very troubling. After further consideration, I have decided to launch a formal investigation into the alleged actions of Governor Greitens. 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. If anyone has any information related to this matter, I encourage them to contact my office immediately.