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Investigators contact lawmakers over Greitens investigation

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Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, right, and his wife Sheena speak to the media as a member of their protection detail stands off to the side Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, right, and his wife Sheena speak to the media as a member of their protection detail stands off to the side Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Investigators working with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office have reached out to a number of lawmakers in Jefferson City in the on-going investigation into allegations against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to News 4 her office was contacted by two investigators, Jack Foley and William Tisaby.

State Representative Nate Walker also told News 4 that he had been contacted by the two men.

A spokesperson for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office said, “At this time, I can confirm that Jack Foley and William Tisaby are among the investigators working on this matter with the Circuit Attorney.” The spokesperson declined to comment beyond that, “as this is an open investigation.”

In January, the Circuit Attorney announced she would be launching a criminal investigation into allegations against the governor. A grand jury has issued at least one subpoena in the case.

News 4 was the first to report on a confirmation from Greitens that he had engaged in an extramarital affair in 2015. In January, the ex-husband of the woman involved released audio recordings of the woman discussing the affair. In the recordings, she alleges Greitens took a picture of her in a compromising position and threatened to release it if she spoke his name to anyone.

Greitens has admitted to the affair but has repeatedly denied any blackmail. He has also repeatedly declined to answer direct questions about whether or not he took a photo of the woman.

Representative Walker told News 4 the investigators asked him about "a whole host of things." He said he answered truthfully answered their questions, but declined to comment on their exact line of questioning. Rep. Walker has called on Greitens to resign and says he stands by his call. 

An attorney for Governor Greitens, Jim Bennett, told News 4, "We are aware that the Circuit Attorney announced an investigation and continue to believe that any fair investigation would conclude favorably for Governor Greitens."

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