Greitens' future in doubt regardless of outcome
(Column ~ 02/28/18)
As of this writing, it appears highly likely the Missouri House of Representatives will this week begin the first step on what could possibly lead to the impeachment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.
For those who remain unaware, Greitens was arrested last week on invasion of privacy charges. The arrest stems from an acknowledged extramarital affair the Governor had long before his election.
According to the court filings, Greitens is charged with photographing his paramour and threatening to expose the photos if she spoke of the affair.
Greitens has consistently denied that any photograph was used as blackmail. But he has also artfully dodged the question of "was a photograph taken."
To be abundantly fair to the Governor, the charges have a political stench about them. The liberal prosecutor who leveled the charges is clearly no Greitens fan and filing such charges is highly unusual.