Jun 1, 2018

Missouri governor signs sexual misconduct bill before leaving office

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens officially resigned at 5 p.m. on Friday. Until this week, the former Navy Seal faced impeachment as he admitted to an extramarital affair, but denied charges that he blackmailed the woman with a photo from their encounter, despite the woman's graphic account of the night.

The details: Greitens reportedly offered his resignation "in exchange for a St. Louis prosecutor dropping a charge of misusing a charity donor list for his political campaign," per CBS News. He signed 77 bills on his last day in office "including one that would make it a crime to threaten to share sexual photos of people without their consent." Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has since been sworn in as Governor of Missouri.

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