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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted

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posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 10:56 AM
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Washington (CNN)Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on Thursday amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month.

He was charged in St. Louis with a first-degree felony invasion of privacy, according to the Missouri court system.
In a statement Thursday, Greitens denied committing any crime and instead called the situation "a personal mistake" from his time prior to taking office.

"As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was Governor. I did not commit a crime," his statement read. "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. I look forward to the legal remedies to reverse this action. This will not for a moment deter me from doing the important work of the great people of Missouri."

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I find it kind of funny how this has not made its way to ATS. I mean after people like Franken were raked over the coals on here you would think we would be all over this considering it's another politician. And yet the backlash is strangely quiet. Not just from ATS but from the GOP in general. Here we have a politician admitting to sexual misconduct and yet it doesn't seem like his party cares. No calls for him to step down or anything. And he doesn't even seem repentant. He admits that he did wrong but then foists all the blame for his situation on to the prosecutor.

I don't know about the rest of you but it seems like we have a bit of a double standard going on here.




posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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Frankly, some of this stuff is starting to sound like tabloid gossip to me, ya know?

Maybe because this guy is just a state figure, and not a national one. But I'm thinking we don't need to know about every state politician who cheats on his wife, although his behavior was much nastier than some of the others.

A governor in Alabama was overheard telling a woman he was having an affair with that he liked touching her breasts.
BOOM! He was out of there. I personally thought "this is something I don't need to know".

Maybe I'm wrong. Just speaking for myself.
edit on 2/23/2018 by angeldoll because: he's not much of a gentleman



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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Come to think of it, what happened to all the outing of politicians and their affairs? It's like pet rocks. One day it's the hottest topic, the next it goes completely silent. You can't convince me that all the rotten congressmen have been rooted out. What about the hush fund? Now we have a governor.

We are so completely under control of the MSM. The popular threads on ATS reflect that. You get a lot of flags and stars if you parallel the news. When the media lets up, the topic dies down here too.





edit on 2-23-2018 by LogicalGraphitti because: Edit to remove extraneous content



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Without a description of the alleged deeds, well there's no sizzle.

Now add that in with we've all been so inundated with this tabloid matter for so long its all a big yawn. Actually, it always was.




posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points.


Obligatory "get out of jail free card", blame it on a liberal. Classic.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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I hope you know this guy was a democrat until 2015. and guess when this misconduct happened?



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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Because it hasn't been proven and with all these money hungry women out there these days. I won't believe them until the facts come out. How do we know she wasn't just a whore that was using her sexuality for personal gain? We all know there are plenty out there.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I think the big one was Roy Moore. He had to go. Now that it's "mission accomplished", the attitude is meh. Franken was offered up as retaliatory meat. But you did bring it to ATS, so now it would be kind of disingenuous to complain about that angle.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Not to say he's infallible but his background exudes a certain integrity.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

He admitted to sexual misconduct. What more do you need?



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Nah. There is the mayor of Nashville, that lady grabbing men in California, the pedo who killed himself in Kentucky state senate I think it was. Still going strong. Just becoming normal



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

ZOMG "SEXUAL MISCONDUCT"!!!

Still waiting for a description of what that even means.

You want a reaction from the site, bring the sizzle.

Or are you expecting our imaginations to run completely wild with such vaguely? Maybe you could have framed it just right to make a guessing game where we all imagine scenarios and who has the most creative theory of what he did wins!


edit on 23-2-2018 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Oh just shush and go along with the CNN smear!

Who are you to question vague allegations!



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Are you kidding? My hairs on fire!



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Mission accomplished.




posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Funny how whenever a liberal gets accused of sexual misconduct there's an immediate outcry and demand for that person to be strung up while the DNC condemns them. But now that it's a Republican sexual misconduct is no big deal and we need all the details before any kind of minor reaction happens.

That's what I mean when I say double standard.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Maybe you could have framed it just right to make a guessing game where we all imagine scenarios and who has the most creative theory of what he did wins!


Okay I'll go first.

Back in 2014, during a routine whipping session with his escort, even though she kept screaming the safe word, he kept whipping her anyways. He then copulated her, when that wasnt part of the arrangement. The whipping broke her skin. And he did it all in the Governors Mansion (after signing a thingie that says no BDSM activities in the Missouri Governor's mansion unless its specific to Two Party Politics negotiations). Afterwards, he didnt even tip her, and his driver dumped her off half a mile from her house.

She threatened to go to TMZ, but then he revealed he had under surveillance the past year, and has tapes incriminating her in multiple felonies. He then "Blackmailed" her demanding she return every week for similar sessions, or else he'll have her indicted.

Eventually she was busted elsewhere, and turned states evidence against him to beat the rap.

And here we are now he's all jammed up from all of that "Sexual Misconduct".




edit on 23-2-2018 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Man, Franken was raked over the coals as political fodder. No one really cares about sexual misconduct. If they did, it would have been stopped already.

Throw #metoo on the movement pile next to KONY2012. The shiny bauble has moved to gun control.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

If this story is true, that POS needs to rot in prison.



posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Middleoftheroad

He admitted to sexual misconduct. What more do you need?


I could nail countless women on sexual misconduct charges just from photos of parties I was at in my 20's. I just feel the punishment should fit the crime. This man and now his family are getting national attention and being labeled in the worst ways. I just hope he actually deserves all that negativity for what he did and not getting it for some women's 5 minutes of fame or a quick buck over misleading allegations.




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