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>> Missouri attorneys suddenly dropped a felony charge against Governor Eric Greitens on Monday, or at least for now. Greitens was indicted in February on an invasion of privacy charge in connection with an extra-marital affair. He's accused of taking an explicit photo of his lover without consent, keeping it as retaliation if she revealed the relationship.
Greitens has denied threatening to blackmail her. St. Louis prosecutors dropped the charge before his criminal trial got underway, after the state attorney prosecuting the case was called as a witness. Greitens took it as a win on Monday.>> Today, the prosecutor has dropped the false charges against me.
Now, this is a great victory, and it is been a long time coming. This experience has been humbling.>> But the prosecution says they plan to refile the charge. Greitens was once a rising star in the Republican Party, but backlash against him grew, after he was charged in a separate case.
Their prosecutors say he used a donor list from a veterans' charity he founded a decade ago, to aid his own political fundraising. Greitens has faced rising pressure to resign, but he's vowed to remain in office while fighting to clear his name. The Missouri General Assembly will hold a special session on Friday to weigh impeachment or any other possible punishment for the governor.