Prosecutor drops privacy invasion charge against Missouri governor after jury selection begins

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) St. Louis Police are investigating the city prosecutor's office handling of the felony invasion-of

Gardner's office has said the charge stemming from Greitens' 2015 extramarital affair will be refiled by a special prosecutor or an assistant in her office. Opening arguments had been expected to begin Monday, May 14.

These missteps helped Greitens' team frame the investigation as tainted from the start, and Gardner's office acknowledged that they made a mistake in relying on Tisaby.

Dowd had said in a statement earlier that the defense planned to file a police report that private investigator William Don Tisaby lied under oath "about his methods and the evidence he collected".

In a statement obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Gardner's office said 22nd Circuit Judge Rex Burlison's decision puts Gardner "in the impossible position of being a witness, subject to cross-examination within the offer of proof by her own subordinates".

Gardner dropped the charge after jury selection had begun in Greitens' trial and a judge ruled that Gardner could potentially be called as a witness.

Still, the collapse of the case may not revive Greitens' political standing. By law, both the Circuit Attorney and William Tisaby were required to testify about what was said and done in those secret meetings. Tisaby said that he took no notes during the interview - a claim contradicted by a video of the conversation that was belatedly provided to defense lawyers.

"Today, the prosecutor dropped the false charges against me", he wrote.

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A special House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens says it has received some but not all of the documents it requested from the governor's political committees.

On Tuesday, a House investigatory committee chose to call Greitens policy director Will Scharf as a witness. The special prosecutor, who would most likely be based in another Missouri county, would have 27 days from Monday to re-file the charges before the statute of limitations expires, according to the Kansas City Star. They accused them of perjury and withholding evidence on April 12.

Greitens has previously admitted that he had an affair with his hair stylist, but has denied past allegations that he tied the woman up with her consent, photographed her without her consent, and threatened to release the photo if she disclosed the affair.

The Republican still faces other problems.

Greitens also is charged with a felony of computer tampering for allegedly using a veterans' charity donor list to raise funds for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

The Missouri House of Representatives and Senate also is set to hold a monthlong special session to consider impeaching Greitens.

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