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Greitens' phone under examination just days before trial

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ST. LOUIS -- Behind locked doors today a forensic examiner reportedly extracted data from both the governor's cellphone and email accounts after an investigator stated an unusual 'up-tick in activity' had been spotted in Greitens' emails since the investigation into him had begun.

The investigator claimed most of the activity came from one of the law firms representing Greitens. He added there may have been efforts to access or event delete the alleged nude photo of his former mistress.

The defense claimed these accusations were absurd with insufficient evidence to support the search. However, today, the investigation proceeded, and any of the gathered evidence will be handed over to a judge who has also been reviewing data from the phones of Greitens' former mistress and her ex-husband.

This investigation comes just one day after Circuit Judge Rex Burlison rejected a second defense motion to dismiss the case against the governor. He also announced the testimony of Greitens' accuser and her friend will be heard during his trial

No new rulings or new motions were made public today as the courts were closed to honor the birthday of President Harry Truman.

Governor Greitens is set to head to trial on May 14 to face his felony invasion of privacy charge.

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