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Embattled Missouri Governor Greitens starts trial over sex scandal on Thursday

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The trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens over a sex scandal was scheduled to begin on Thursday as the Republican politician faced mounting pressure to resign.
Greitens is charged with felony invasion of privacy in connection with an admitted extramarital affair in 2015 before his election.
The governor, 44, is accused of taking a photo of his lover in a state of undress without her consent and making it accessible by computer to use as retaliation should she divulge their relationship.
He has denied any wrongdoing. 

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – The trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens over a sex scandal was scheduled to begin on Thursday as the Republican politician faced mounting pressure to resign.

Jury selection was due to get under way in a state circuit court in St. Louis, and opening statements were expected to begin early next week in a case that has state lawmakers weighing impeachment.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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