Attorney general asked to investigate Greitens

10 months 6 days 2 hours ago Thursday, January 11 2018 Jan 11, 2018 Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:49:00 AM CST January 11, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - A group of Missouri senators is asking the state attorney general to investigate allegations of blackmail against Gov. Greitens.

In a letter signed by Republicans and Democrats, state GOP Sen. Doug Libla asked Attorney General Josh Hawley to open a formal investigation on Greitens. Hawley is also a Republican.

The governor on Wednesday acknowledged having an affair with his hairdresser in 2015, but he denied claims of blackmail.

In a recording provided by her ex-husband, the woman said Greitens photographed her nude and threatened to release the images to the public if she ever spoke out about their relationship.

The attorney general's office did not have an immediate response as to whether it would investigate the matter. One Democratic state senator, Scott Sifton, said he believes it's up to local prosecutors to review if potential criminal violations occurred.

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