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The Latest: Gov. Greitens wants police to investigate prosecutor

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Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say they'll ask police to look into alleged misconduct by the St. Louis prosecutor's office in the handling of a felony charge against the governor. (KCTV5) Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say they'll ask police to look into alleged misconduct by the St. Louis prosecutor's office in the handling of a felony charge against the governor. (KCTV5)
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The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say they'll ask police to look into alleged misconduct by the St. Louis prosecutor's office in the handling of a felony charge against the governor.

Greitens' attorney Ed Dowd said the defense team will be filing a report Tuesday with the St. Louis police department about the alleged misconduct.

Prosecutors dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge against Greitens on Monday after a court ruled that prosecutor Kim Gardner had to answer questions under oath from Greitens' attorneys. Greitens' lawyers claim Gardner allowed a private investigator to commit perjury and withhold evidence from defense attorneys.

Gardner's office has said the charge stemming from Greitens' 2015 extramarital affair be refiled by a special prosecutor or an assistant in her office.

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8:50 a.m.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens no longer faces a felony charge stemming from an affair, but a legislative committee is pushing forward with its own investigation into the Republican governor.

On Tuesday, a House investigatory committee decided to call Greitens policy director Will Scharf as a witness. The panel wants to ask him about a memo he wrote in July 2016 about an apparent plan to funnel money to Greitens' campaign from anonymous donors.

At the time, Scharf was working for Catherine Hanaway, a rival in the Republican primary who now is an attorney for Greitens' campaign.

The panel also released a document Tuesday showing Greitens' political aides had discussed setting up a fundraising committee as soon as December 2014, two months before Greitens actually did so.

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12 a.m.

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say the felony invasion-of-privacy case against him was crumbling under a lack of evidence and they doubt any charge will be refiled.

But the St. Louis circuit attorney's office says it still plans to pursue the case, either through a special prosecutor or an appointed assistant.

Prosecutors alleged Greitens took a revealing photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. They dropped the charge Monday.

The Republican still faces other problems. Missouri's Republican legislative leaders say they still will convene Friday in a monthlong special session to consider whether to impeach Greitens.

Greitens also remains charged with a felony in St. Louis for allegedly disclosing a donor list from a veterans' charity he founded for use in his political campaign.

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