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Missouri lawmakers continue to read hours of testimony by ex-mistress in Greitens case

ST. LOUIS -   The House Oversight Committee will meet again Wednesday in Jefferson City to continue hearing the words of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' former mistress. It is part of the process as the committee tries to determine whether the full legislature should begin impeachment proceedings.

Tuesday, May 22  the committee began reading the testimony of K.S. given before a St. Louis grand jury with one lawmaker playing the role of the prosecutor and another playing the role of the governor's ex-mistress.

House Committee Chairman Jay Barnes said he believes it may take until Saturday, May 26 before they finish reading the more than 700 pages of testimony into the record.

Meanwhile, in the city's felony invasion of privacy case against the Governor which was thrown out last week, Jean Peters Baker from Jackson County has been named Special Prosecutor and will look over the evidence assembled by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office.

Baker's office will then decide whether to refile the charge dropped by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. One of Greitens' attorneys said they are pleased with the choice saying Baker is an experienced prosecutor who is not afraid to tackle difficult cases.

Baker has until June 11 to decide whether to file charges.