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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Photo: Michael Thomas/ Getty Images

Missouri's House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released its findings on Wednesday regarding allegations against Republican Governor Eric Greitens, who was indicted by a St. Louis grand jury for invasion of privacy in February.

The details: Greitens was accused of taking photos of a woman, without her consent — while she had her hands tied and was blindfolded. He reportedly threatened to release them if she spoke publicly about their extramarital relationship. The graphic testimony from the woman details an encounter the two had in the basement of his home, during which he took the photo of her and allegedly pressured her into oral sex.

  • After taking the photo, the woman said Greitens told her: "You're not going to mention my name...If you do, I'm going to take these pictures, and I'm going to put them everywhere I can."
  • Later in the encounter, she said she was "uncontrollably crying" after attempting to leave the basement and being stopped by Greitens. He then pressured her into oral sex; she testified that she "didn't want to do it," but "felt as though that would allow me to leave."

According to CBS, Greitens said in a statement before the report was released that he refused to resign, and referred to the allegations as a "political witch hunt."

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Dozens of protesters were rallying outside the Minnesota governor's mansion in St Paul Saturday, urging justice for George Floyd ahead of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial over the 46-year-old's death.

The big picture: Chauvin faces charges for second-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death last May, which ignited massive nationwide and global protests against racism and for police reform. His trial is due to start this Monday, with jury selection procedures.

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Driving the news: The Senate voted 50-49 Saturday to approve the sweeping legislation. The House is expected to pass the Senate's version of the bill next week before it heads to Biden's desk for his signature.