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BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Resigns Amid Scandal

He was forced to resign

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During an evening press conference at the Missouri State Capital, Governor Eric Greitens announced that he is stepping down from his position effective Friday, June 1st at 5PM CST.

The up-and-coming political star came into the spotlight after first being elected the country’s second youngest governor at age 43 against a sea of more well-known opponents. But that fame quickly turned to infamy when he was indicted on charges of felony invasion of privacy earlier this year. The charges stemmed from an extra-marital affair where he allegedly took revealing pictures of the women he was having an affair with as blackmail.

Greitens claimed that the allegations against him were nothing more than a “political hit job.”

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As these more extreme allegations were hitting him, Greitens was also facing allegations of illegal coordination between the then-candidate Greitens, a non-profit he runs, and a political action committee supporting him. There are strict laws against coordination between political action committees and candidates, and if Greitens was found to have violated those laws, it would be grounds for impeachment.

Earlier in the day, before his announcement, a judge ordered Greitens to turn over documents related to his non-profit to be used in a case to impeach him.

Between these two attacks against Greitens, whether legitimate or not, it isn’t surprising that he would chose today to resign from his position as Governor.

Greitens seemed to have limitless possibilities, with an expected U.S. Senate campaign at some point, and even a possible run at the Presidency. Today resulted in a major fall from grace for a potential national political powerhouse.

 

 

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Biden a ‘Threat to National Security’, Files Impeachment Resolution

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has filed impeachment papers against President-imposed Joe Biden, giving Democrats a taste of their own medicine and rejecting their cynical and demeaning calls for unity.

She made the announcement in a Twitter post on Thursday:

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“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing. President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family’s pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies,” Greene said, according to a press release from her Congressional office.

“President Biden is even on tape admitting to a quid pro quo with the Ukrainian government threatening to withhold $1,000,000,000 in foreign aid if they did not do his bidding. President Biden residing in the White House is a threat to national security and he must be immediately impeached,” she added.

Greene bolsters her case against Biden with the following evidence:

  • Joe Biden abused the power of the Office of the Vice President, enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors, by allowing his son to influence the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accept various benefits—including financial compensation—from foreign nationals in exchange for certain favors.
  • The evidence of widespread knowledge, corruption, and collusion on behalf of the Biden family with foreign nationals is clear and compelling.
  • As Vice President, Joe Biden was the senior Obama Administration official overseeing anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. Hence, any illegal activity involving corruption conducted by Hunter Biden within or in relation to Ukraine would fall under the purview of the Office of Vice President Biden and the Obama State Department’s anti-corruption efforts. In fact, many State Department officials within the Obama Administration repeatedly registered reservations about Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a corrupt company. Thus, any instances of corruption on behalf of Hunter Biden via his role as a board member of the Ukrainian-operated Burisma energy firm were intentionally not investigated or covered up.
  • In 2016, Ukraine’s top anti-corruption prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, had an active and ongoing investigation into Burisma and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. At the time, Hunter Biden continued to serve on Burisma’s board of directors. According to news reports, then Vice-President Biden “threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss [Shokin].” After that, Ukraine’s Parliament fired Shokin.
  • During his father’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden built many business relationships with foreign nationals and received millions of dollars from foreign sources, seemingly in exchange for access to his father. The financial transactions which Hunter engaged in illustrates serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family.
  • President Biden gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government. Through blatant nepotism, he enabled his son to influence foreign policy and financially benefit as a result of his role as Vice President. He supported his son engaging in collusion with Chinese Communist party-linked officials. He allowed his son to trade appointments with his father and other high-ranking administration officials in exchange for financial compensation. He permitted his son to take money from Russian oligarchs, including Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.

Greene’s full press release about her impeachment resolution can be seen here:

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