A committee of lawmakers investigating Missouri Governor Eric Greitens got their first crack at talking with his lawyers face-to-face Wednesday.
This comes as many people still wonder about the status of criminal cases against him in St. Louis.
This week, many people expected the trial for a felony invasion of privacy count against the governor would be underway.
But that case was dismissed and now we know police are investigating one of the prosecutor's investigators in the case.
Back on April 12, attorneys for Governor Greitens and for the prosecution met with Judge Rex Burlison in his chambers.
In a transcript obtained by News 4, the judge advised circuit attorney Kim Gardner: "you have a right to have an attorney, to consider the advice of an attorney."
All this, because of actions of the prosecutor's private investigator William Tisaby.
Tuesday, the governor's attorneys took allegations that Tisaby committed perjury to the police.
News 4 tried to talk with Circuit Attorney Gardner Wednesday, but she declined to comment.
In written statements, she has claimed that Tisaby did not do anything illegal or materially impact the evidence in the case.
Monday, the prosecution dismissed the case outright when a judge allowed the defense to question Gardner.
Legal experts say under Missouri law, if any new charge is filed, prosecutors have a bit of borrowed time, an extra 27 days, making the new statute of limitations June 11.
In Jefferson City, lawmakers investigating Greitens heard from two lawyers representing the governor's office--discussing potential impeachment proceedings.
They argued that any testimony including that of the woman at the center of the allegations should be public if it will be considered for impeachment.
“Before we even contemplate doing that nullifying an election we have to make sure the process is one that is fair and that it’s open so that the public has confidence in the results.” Said Ross Garber, an attorney for the Governor’s Office.
The committee has repeatedly asked the governor to testify before them.
Greitens is also accused of using a donor list from the charity he founded, the Mission Continues, for political purposes.
News 4 asked a representative for the governor but have not yet heard back.
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