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The Implications Of Abuse Allegations Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

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Airman First Class Jovan Banks
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U.S. Air Force
Eric Greitens visits Whiteman Air Force Base in this photo from May 20, 2015. He allegedly participated in an abusive extramarital affair between March and October of 2015.

An explicit report was released yesterday by a Missouri House committee with testimony from the woman who was involved in an extramarital affair with Governor Eric Greitens. The report details alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by Greitens during their relationship. In its wake, more state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for his resignation. Today, we asked about the role of consent in the claims, and what these allegations could mean for the governor's future.

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