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Katrina Barker
April 12, 2018

"In just 33 days a court of law and a jury of my peers will let every person in Missouri know the truth and prove my innocence", Greitens told journalists gathered in his office Wednesday before the report was set to be released.

Greitens, a Rhodes Scholar and former Navy SEAL officer who was once considered a rising GOP star, first acknowledged having an extramarital affair on January 10, when St. Louis TV station KMOV ran a story revealing that the woman's ex-husband had released a secret audio recording of a 2015 conversation in which she told him about the photo Greitens took at his home.

According to the woman's testimony, she and the governor engaged in a series of sexual encounters in the spring and summer of 2015.

After a bombshell report released by the House Special Legislative Investigative Committee Wednesday, Missouri Attorney General Hawley has called on Greitens to resign.

Nonetheless as quickly as in his basement, Greitens taped her arms to pull-up rings, blindfolded her, started kissing her, ripped open the shirt and pulled down her trousers, the lady testified. "I knew he had volunteered at the Mother Theresa House", she testified. "One that, based on the falsehoods that've been pushed from the beginning, seems will be filled with lies that we now know may have come from a dream", Greitens said, referencing a deposition given by the woman Greitens had an affair with. The woman has said she did not want to tell her story, but her allegations were detailed in a tape recording the woman's ex-husband made while the two were still together, which KMOV obtained.

The woman testified that during their last sexual encounter, on a morning a little later, Greitens "kind of smacked me and grabbed me and shoved me down on the ground".

The bipartisan group of lawmakers said in their report that they found her testimony credible.

The allegations are to be publicly aired again, perhaps with their greatest detail yet, when a special House investigatory committee releases a report Wednesday evening. Eric Greitens said in a statement that he plans to continue to serve the people of Missouri as an investigative report and criminal trial move forward. The woman testified that Greitens told her, "I have this idea and it's to make you feel good". The governor also referred to the investigation as a witch hunt, and compared himself to Donald Trump. He asked her if she has exercised. Then she talked about Greitens added: "I felt harmful, so I erased it". He proceeded to spit water in her mouth, rip her shirt open, and take a photo of her without her without asking permission, threatening to release the photo if she ever told anyone what had happened.

The woman testified to the House committee that her husband had said: "I'm going to ruin this guy". She anxious that it might have left a mark but did not take a photo at the time.

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