Missouri: Prosecutor abruptly drops case against Gov. Eric Greitens

Missouri: Prosecutor abruptly drops case against Gov. Eric Greitens
Eric Greitens (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Lawmakers say the impeachment trial is still on.  This is the ugly case in which Greitens (R) is said to have gotten humiliating video of a woman he had an affair with, as an “insurance policy” against later revelations.  Ugh and gack all around.]

In a stunning development, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday dropped her prosecution of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the face of the defense team’s plan to call her as a witness.

Yet Republican legislative leaders said later that evening that Gardner’s decision would have no impact whatsoever on whether the Missouri General Assembly moves forward with impeachment, a process set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. …

Scott Rosenblum, a member of Greitens’ team, said the judge’s decision [to allow the Greitens defense to call her as a witness – Ed.] was based on the probability that Gardner had knowledge of perjury committed by a private investigator hired by her office.

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“She made herself a witness to the perjury that her investigator created throughout this case and his misconduct. She was the only witness,” Rosenblum said.

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