Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering stemming from his use of a veterans charity's donor list ahead of the 2016 election.The charge -- which is essentially electronic theft-- is the second felony charge the governor has received in two months. He goes to trial next month for invasion of privacy.The embattled first-term governor and former Navy SEAL has denied any criminal wrongdoing and vowed to remain in office despite a chorus of Republicans calling for him to resign or face impeachment.
and former Navy SEAL
I'm glad this shit came to light because Rauner was running some really obnoxious ads here in Illinois that featured friends Greitens among other shit governors. As soon as this story first broke, those ads disappeared.
Illinois democrats should run ads with clips of rauner's old ads showing rauner with greitens. it will be an effective reminder because people will remember the old ads. obviously make the clips mute, black and white, and slowed down.
At the end of a celebratory speech announcing funding for biodiesel facilities, Greitens shifted topics to the challenges he's facing and recounted how he once felt like quitting during a grueling Navy SEAL training session in which his team of seven men had carry a heavy log over a beach. Greitens said he kept going for the good of the team.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."
JEFFERSON CITYEric Greitens stormed into the governor's office in January 2017 vowing to clean up a state government he said was corrupt.He resigned Tuesday -- effective at 5 p.m. Friday -- just as abruptly as he had arrived on Missouri's political scene, his career buried under an avalanche of scandal and felony charges.Even as he announced his decision to step down, Greitens asserted his innocence and argued that he was the victim of a political conspiracy.