ST. LOUIS, MO - According to defense, 16,000 images were reviewed on Greitens phone and none were associated with the alleged former mistress. There was no evidence of a photo taken on the date in question and investigators did not observe any artifacts for a deleted image that day.
The defense says the Circut Attorney's Office first search warrant for Governor's computer and phone data was April 19. That was more than three months after investigation announcement. Because of the last-minute action, attorney Jim Martin says they're concerned, "what surprises they may want to spring on us."
FOX 2 reporter Chris Hayes says Judge Rex Burlison tore into the Circuit Attorney Office's paid consultant Ronald Sullivan, who laughed after a ruling. Sullivan said his laughter was unrelated.
"I'm not impressed with your continued disrespect of the court. Missouri law is clear. You cannot ask a witness about evidence that may come up at trial," said Judge Rex Burlison.
This comes after Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office obtained Governor Greitens cellphone. Two courtrooms at the Carnahan Courthouse were sealed off Tuesday as two forensic experts went through Greitens' phone, making a digital copy after Judge Burlison signed search warrants Monday night.
They also collected data from the governor's Gmail account and extracted potential evidence from a different phone number connected to the governor.
Jury selection will continue into Tuesday which could delay the trial of Gov. Greitens at least one day. People with negative impressions of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are being weeded out of his potential juror pool for a criminal trial.
Those selected will hear a case accusing Greitens of felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking and transmitting a compromising photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015.
Greitens has not directly answered questions about whether he took the photo but has acknowledged an affair and denied criminal wrongdoing.
During jury selection, Greitens' attorneys have sought to dismiss potential jurors whose answers to a questionnaire indicated they may have a bias against the governor.