The governor is also stating that he will fight the charges, and he has since stepped down from his position on the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association.
Following the indictment, the Governor will no longer travel to Washington D.C., to participate in Republican Governors Association events on Friday. The indictment said Greitens "transmitted the image contained in the photograph in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer". In a sign of Mr Greitens' desperation to hold on to his job, the governor's lawyers contacted the circuit attorney to arrange a secret meeting next week to share the "human" side of the story.
McCaskill, a former prosecutor, has not commented about Greitens' indictment, and spokespeople for both her Senate office and campaign did not respond to messages seeking comment on Friday.
The Governor said in a press release, the State of Emergency was called in anticipation of a major storm system that could cause potential flooding in parts of the state. In the audio, the woman says she told Greitens she was angry about the picture and Greitens told her he deleted the photo.
Soon after the affair began, the woman's husband secretly recorded a conversation in which she described the alleged incident.
Greitens' attorney, Edward L. Dowd Jr., says Greitens was willing to meet with Gardner but she declined the offer. Greitens admitted having an affair but denies committing a crime. Kevin Corlew, of Kansas City, one of at least four Republicans who were newly calling for Greitens' resignation.
A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on Thursday on one felony count of invasion of privacy.
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Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, said that the Democrats should wait to see the outcome of the allegations against Greitens before deciding whether to start impeachment proceedings. "It's time our state takes a stand and ensures that women everywhere are able to seek the justice and equality they rightfully deserve". The usually photogenic Republican governor of Missouri looks drawn, his jaw grimly set.
A few lawmakers from both parties suggested that Greitens should consider resigning, just as they did after he admitted to the affair on January 10.
Greitens denied he resorted to blackmail, but admitted to an affair, and the circuit attorney for St. Louis, Kimberly M. Gardner, said they had launched a formal investigation, reports CNN.
"It will be extremely hard for the governor to effectively do his job with a felony indictment hanging over his head", she said. "I don't know how many people will follow his lead, and that is a serious problem for a governor trying to accomplish things", Robertson said.
He was released on a personal recognizance bond Thursday that permits him to travel freely throughout the U.S.
More rain is on the way Saturday afternoon and evening, and Dent County is under a flood warning, according to the National Weather Service.
Gardner, who grew up in St. Louis and earned a law degree from St. Louis University, made a decision to run for the job leading an office of about 60 prosecutors when Joyce opted not to seek a fifth term in 2016. He accused the Democratic prosecutor of playing politics.