Eric Greitens Founder and CEO, The Mission Continues speaks at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York, N.Y.
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Governor to speak at law enforcement event, despite felony charges

The Rachel Maddow Show, 4/20/18, 9:00 PM ET

New felony charges filed against Missouri governor Greitens

Rachel Maddow reports on new felony charges against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens related to a charity he runs, separate from the disturbing sex scandal that has also brought charges.
No governor in the nation is in as much trouble as Missouri’s Eric Greitens (R). He was already facing one felony count stemming from his alleged blackmail of his former mistress when the Republican governor was indicted again earlier this month for allegedly misusing his veterans charity to advance his political interests.

Making matters worse, GOP leaders in Missouri’s legislature have called on Greitens to resign; they released a brutal report detailing his alleged personal misconduct; and he’s quickly running out of friends.

But not completely. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reported yesterday:

Gov. Eric Greitens, who faces two felony charges in St. Louis and mounting legal troubles, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association prayer breakfast on Wednesday.

Wentzville Police Chief Kurt Frisz, who is chairman of the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association, confirmed Greitens’ attendance.

The event, which is intended to memorialize fallen officers, is scheduled for this morning.

For his part, Greitens spoke late last week at the Texas County Lincoln Day dinner, and he suggested news organizations are responsible for his troubles.

“We have been viciously attacked by the liberal media and their allies,” he said.

By the governor’s reasoning, local prosecutors, state House Republican leaders, state Senate Republican leaders, and the Republican state attorney general are all in cahoots, out to get poor Eric Greitens.

He’s probably going to need a better defense.

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Governor to speak at law enforcement event, despite felony charges