Greitens’ Attorney Pushes for Case Dismissal


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–Governor Greitens’ defense team is continuing their attack against his former mistress.

This time, through a Sunday court filing discrediting her deposition on Friday.

It all centers around an affair that she says resulted in blackmail after claiming Greitens took a nude or partially nude photo of her without her permission. 

 “If you’re the prosecutor like I spent many years here as a prosecutor and your only witness is saying they may be dreaming up evidence, that has to really concern you and you have to seriously consider should this case be dismissed,” says Ed Dowd, attorney for Greitens. 

It’s ultimately what Dowd wants to see happen after Greitens’ former mistress admitted in a deposition that she might have dreamed seeing a phone. The circuit attorney however, is accusing Dowd of cherry picking bits and pieces from the alleged victim’s nine hour deposition.

 “That’s something worth pointing out because it is so extreme and so unusual to have a witness say they can’t tell the difference between reality and a dream about what happened, that’s huge,” says Dowd. 

What Dowd also finds unbelievable is when the circuit attorney says that there is nothing substantially new revealed in the woman’s deposition.

“I think that’s a joke, there is a tremendous amount of new information out of that deposition,” says Dowd. 

Including according to Dowd, a two hour recorded interview that was taken between the woman and the prosecutor.

“If they have that interview, they have to disclose that to us, they have to give us witness statements and we never even heard about it until Friday so we’re asking them for that and what we’ve heard so far is maybe their recording equipment didn’t work, we don’t really know what happened,” says Dowd. 

As it stands now, Governor Greitens will have his trial for felony invasion of privacy on May 14th. 

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