AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer's alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump.
For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime.
DA candidate drops out, acknowledges extramarital affairs
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic candidate for district attorney in Maine's Cumberland County has dropped out amid allegations of sexual misconduct at a previous employer.
Jon Gale said he decided to abandon his bid after he and his family discussed the situation and "decided we cannot bear this stress." His announcement came after the Maine Democratic Party called for him to drop out of the face because of the allegations made by co-workers at Unum.
Oregon widow sues dead husband’s alleged lover for $1M
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon widow has filed a $1 million lawsuit against a woman she believes was having an extramarital affair with her husband.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit was filed Friday in Benton County Circuit Court.
Kenya police charge provincial governor with student murder
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have charged a provincial governor with the murder of a university student who claimed he had impregnated her in an extramarital affair.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado Monday denied the murder of Sharon Otieno before High Court Judge Jessie Lessit and was held in remand prison until bail is determined.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort's protégé wrapped up his testimony Wednesday after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility.
Rick Gates has been the government's star witness in Manafort's financial fraud trial, testifying how, at the behest of his longtime boss, he helped conceal millions of dollars in foreign income and submitted fake mortgage and tax documents.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens didn't follow the normal path to political power, nor is he taking the usual exit from office.
Greitens, who won election as a political outsider promising to clean up government, will resign Friday after striking a deal with a prosecutor to avoid trial on a felony campaign-finance charge. The arrangement includes no admission of wrongdoing.
Correction: Missouri Governor story
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a May 29 story about the resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of time Greitens spent fighting to stay in office after his affair became public. It was nearly five months, not nearly six months.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations
Missouri governor resigns amid investigations stemming from extramarital affair
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys asked a woman the governor had an extramarital affair with questions ranging from details of sexual encounters to whether she ever pierced her belly button.
House lawmakers investigating Greitens read transcripts Tuesday and Wednesday of a lengthy and wide-ranging cross-examination of the woman.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman involved in an extramarital affair with Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens will be allowed to testify at his felony invasion of privacy trial next week, a St. Louis judge ruled Monday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
The Missouri Legislature has called itself into a special session to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens following allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of charity resources.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation following a decision by the Missouri Supreme Court.
The high court's decision follows the woman's request Friday to block an order by a state judge overseeing the case that requires her phone to be examined by a court-appointed expert, the court ruled Friday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says allegations of violence or sexual assault related to an extramarital affair he had are false, despite testimony by the woman that he was physically aggressive during an unwanted sexual encounter.
In a statement late Wednesday, Greitens repeated that the affair was consensual.
Key players in the investigations of Missouri’s governor
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A look at some of the key players in the investigations of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stemming from his 2015 extramarital affair with his St. Louis hairdresser:
Greitens, a Republican who turned 44 on Tuesday, is a Rhodes Scholar and former Navy SEAL officer who served tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. He founded The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that helps returning veterans.
Democrat Lori Berman elected new Florida state senator
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Lori Berman has won a special election to replace the Florida state senator who abruptly resigned following reports he had an extramarital affair with a lobbyist.
Uncertified election results showed Berman, a member of the Florida House, with 75 percent of the vote Tuesday night in the race for Senate District 31, which covers part of coastal Palm Beach County.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens related to a 2015 extramarital affair (all times local):
The lawyer for a woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says the governor is letting his team of attorneys "attack" his client by "mischaracterizing her deposition testimony" instead of taking responsibility for his own actions.
Voters to pick replacement for Florida state senator
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Voters in a Florida county will finally get to pick a replacement for a state senator who abruptly resigned following reports he had an extramarital affair with a lobbyist.
A special election for Senate District 31 will be held Tuesday. The district covers a part of coastal Palm Beach County.
State Rep. Lori Berman, a Democrat, is running against Tami Donnally, the vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' personal attorney is asking a state House committee investigating Greitens' actions during an extramarital affair to delay the release of its findings, saying an ongoing criminal investigation is likely to uncover information that will make the report inaccurate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' say state lawmakers' investigation into the Republican governor could taint a jury pool in his upcoming trial over allegations that he took a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an extramarital affair.
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Monika L. McDermott, Fordham University
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former U.S. attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall has been barred from practicing law for 90 days because she lied about a sexual relationship with a subordinate.
Marshall resigned in May 2015 after it was revealed that she had an extramarital affair with an assistant prosecutor and stalked him when the relationship ended. She is now in private practice in McMinnville.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley appears to be distancing himself from the state's embattled governor as he prepares to kick into full gear his campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Donald Trump hits Missouri to boost tax cuts, GOP Senate candidate
President Trump will visit Missouri Wednesday to tout the tax-cut law at a Boeing plant, making a third visit to a key midterm election battleground for the Senate.
At the airplane plant, Mr. Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion about the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that he signed into law in December, according to the White House.
Husband of woman who had affair with Greitens testifies
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The ex-husband of a woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens testified for an hour and a half Friday before a House committee doing its own investigation into the indicted governor, the man's lawyer said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
The ex-husband of a woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has testified for an hour and a half before a House committee doing its own investigation of the governor.
New Nashville mayor to run to keep the job in August
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Nashville Mayor David Briley, who was sworn in after ex-Mayor Megan Barry resigned in the fallout of her extramarital affair, says he plans to run to keep the job in an August election.
Briley told The Tennessean of his decision to run. The race will determine who fills the rest of Barry's unexpired term, which ends in 2019.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has added another attorney to his defense team as he fights an invasion-of-privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that attorney Scott Rosenblum is joining Greitens' legal team.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
A Missouri House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens is set to hold a closed meeting at the Jefferson City Police Department.
The panel voted unanimously Tuesday to close the Wednesday hearing. There was no discussion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Nashville mayor's resignation (all times local):
Nashville has a new mayor.
Vice Mayor David Briley was sworn in Tuesday to replace Meg Barry, who resigned hours earlier after she pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the city while carrying on an extramarital affair with her bodyguard.
Barry and former bodyguard Robert Forrest pleaded guilty to felony theft of taxpayer money related to their affair.
Nashville Mayor Resigns After Admitting Affair
Pardon request cites same argument as Greitens
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of invasion of privacy 19 years ago is asking Gov. Eric Greitens for a pardon, using the same argument that Greitens' lawyers are using in the effort to dismiss the governor's own felony indictment.
In 1999, Paul Henreid was convicted of invasion of privacy in St. Louis for secretly filming sex partners. Henreid's attorney, Al Watkins, said Monday that it would be "hypocritical" for Greitens to reject the pardon request.
Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven.
Affidavit: Nude photo taken with ex-bodyguard’s work phone
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State investigators have found a nude photo and partially nude photo of a woman that they believe were taken with the work cellphone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former lead bodyguard, with whom she has admitted having an extramarital affair, according to court documents filed Thursday.
Missouri governor stirred disputes before affair, indictment
Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair that led to his indictment Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge.
Hands on Wisconsin: Trump’s extramarital affairs are unbelievable
It looks pretty clear that President Donald Trump had a least one affair after marrying his third wife Melania. People's reaction to that information is based largely on their political persuasion.
Former St. Louis judge has joined governor’s legal team
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has hired former St. Louis Judge Jack Garvey to represent him during an investigation to determine if he broke any laws while having an extramarital affair.
St. Louis Public Radio reports Garvey confirmed Sunday that he was hired last week to represent the governor during St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's investigation.