“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 to the stand,” the Kansas City Star reports.
Gardner said the move came after the judge agreed to a request by Greitens to call Gardner herself as a witness. She said the decision put her in an “impossible position” in which she would be “subject to cross-examination” by members of her own office.
Gardner’s office asked the court “to appoint a special prosecutor to refile the felony invasion-of-privacy charge against the governor.”Save to Favorites