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MO Gov. Eric Greitens, former Navy SEAL, announces he will resign Friday

Eric Greitens (U.S. Coast Guard Academy)
May 29, 2018

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation, which he said would be effective this Friday.

Greitens said Tuesday he would resign on Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. local time.

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, has been entangled in a sexual misconduct scandal stemming from an extramarital affair, as well as allegations of misusing a charity donor list.

He held a press conference outside his office on Tuesday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. local time.

Fox News and other media outlets had reported that sources said Greitens was going to resign today.

According to CBS News:

Prosecutors in St. Louis dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge against Greitens earlier this [month] that accused him of taking a nonconsensual photo of an almost entirely naked woman with whom he acknowledged having an affair in 2015. Prosecutors have said the charge could be refiled.

Greitens also faces another felony charge alleging he tampered with computer data by disclosing the donor list of The Mission Continues to his political fundraiser in 2015 without the permission of the St. Louis-based charity he founded.

Greitens has said he would not quit over the allegations.