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Governor “Bondage and Extortion” Greitens ?

Governor “Bondage and Extortion” Greitens is probably safe from Missouri state law prosecution.

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Greitens conduct that occurred during an admitted affair. Where it has been alleged that after binding and blindfolding his naked mistress. Greitens without her consent allegedly took naked picture(s) of her and then threatened to widely publish those naked pictures if she revealed that she was his mistress. Governor “Bondage and Extortion” Greitens used to be commonly known as Governor “Machinegun” Greitens for his love of using weaponry to destroy objects as an affirmation of his manhood.

While it is a crime to take naked pictures without consent it is only a misdemeanor unless those pictures are further improperly used as defined under RSMO 565.252 Invasion of Privacy statute. A misdemeanor that occurred in March 2015, would be past the one year statute of limitations under Missouri law and time barred from prosecution

While Missouri criminal law defines Blackmail in such a way to apply to Greitens threats, “RSMO 566.200 (2) “Blackmail”, any threat to reveal damaging or embarrassing information about a person to that person’s spouse, family, associates, or the public at large, including a threat to expose any secret tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule;” 566.200 (alternative link) No Missouri law applies that definition in a way that would make the public allegations of facts made against Greitens’ extortion (blackmail) a crime under Missouri law

IF NOT SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION STILL IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT

Impeachment–officers liable–grounds.

Section 1. All elective executive officials of the state, and judges of the supreme court, courts of appeals and circuit courts shall be liable to impeachment for crimes, misconduct, habitual drunkenness, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, incompetency, or any offense involving moral turpitude or oppression in office.Source: Const. of 1875, Art. VII, § 1 (Amended February 26, 1924).

This isn’t about sex and politics; it’s about character and integrity. At the end of the day, the most important question is whether Eric Greitens is fit to serve.

On the face of it, I think not. But it will be interesting to see if some form of public inquiry gives us a more definitive answer. That said, Jefferson City being the swamp that it is, don’t hold your breath waiting for one.
OUR LEGISLATURE CHANGED THE LAW LAST YEAR MAKING SEXUAL HARRASSMENT MUCH HARDER TO PROVE at the urging of State Legislature being sued for sexual harrassment . Maybe they should change that law back and protect citizens from sexual exploitation by their employers. Further our legislature should add the crime of extortion to include what our Governor is alleged to have done to this lady as a criminal offense in Missouri.

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