FBI asked about Greitens' affair, according to attorney

2 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, January 11 2018 Jan 11, 2018 Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:11:00 AM CST January 11, 2018 in News

JEFFERSON CITY - The lawyer for a man who says Gov. Greitens had an affair with his now ex-wife says the FBI has contacted him several times since October 2016 about the affair.

Attorney Al Watkins said Thursday that he doesn't know if the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation. But Watkins says the agency has spoken to him about the affair in 2015 as well as allegations that Greitens threatened to blackmail his client's ex-wife using compromising photos if she spoke about their liaisons.

He didn't say if the ex-husband has also heard from the FBI.

The Republican governor acknowledged late Wednesday that he was "unfaithful" in his marriage. In a separate statement, Greitens' attorney, Jim Bennett, says there was no blackmail.

Phone and email messages left Thursday with the FBI office in St. Louis were not immediately returned.

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