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Gov. Greitens says law enforcement hasn't contacted him about affair

Greitens said no law enforcement agency has contacted him about claims he blackmailed a woman with whom he had an affair with. He reiterated this to media Thursday when he hosted out-of-town journalists at the Governor's Mansion. (File)

Governor Eric Greitens says no law enforcement agency has contacted him about claims he blackmailed a woman with whom he admitted he had an affair with. He reiterated this to news media Thursday when he hosted out-of-town journalists at the Governor's Mansion.

The governor's statement would imply he is not under a subpoena to testify before a St. Louis grand jury, but he did not directly say that.

St. Louis Circuit Court Attorney Kim Gardner has convened the grand jury to investigate the claim. The jury will specifically be used to determine whether Gov. Greitens used illegal intimidation to keep his affair partner quiet.

Attorney Al Watkins represents the ex-husband of the woman Greitens admitted to having an affair with. Watkins confirmed his client had been subpoenaed. Watkins wouldn't tell KRCG 13 when his client is expected to testify.

"It's pretty clear there are others who will be called on to testify, well before my client is called on to testify," Watkins said.

Greitens admitted to his extramarital affair Jan. 10, following a report from KMOV-TV revealing that he had a sexual relationship with his hairdresser in 2015.



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