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Missouri governor's troubles trace to action in spring 2015

Eric Greitens (Source: St. Louis Police Department) Eric Greitens (Source: St. Louis Police Department)

By DAVID A. LIEB, SUMMER BALLENTINE and BLAKE NELSON
Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - In spring 2015, Eric Greitens was launching a political career, a new book and an extramarital affair. That spring has now resulted in a mountain of troubles for the first-term Republican governor.

Greitens is to go to trial this week in St. Louis on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge stemming from the affair. He will face another trial at a yet-to-be-determined date for allegedly misusing a charity's donor list to raise money for his campaign. And even his book has come under fresh scrutiny as Washington University in St. Louis reviews whether grant funding for it was used appropriately.

Greitens' troubles have largely overshadowed the annual legislative session and have even filtered into Missouri's U.S. Senate race. Lawmakers are to convene a special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Greitens.

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