Missouri to launch special session on Greitens allegations
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is shifting from a St. Louis courtroom to a Capitol committee room.
A special legislative session devoted to allegations against the Republican governor is scheduled to begin Friday evening. The key question during the 30-day session will be whether to impeach Greitens in an effort to oust him from office.
A St. Louis prosecutor dropped a felony charge earlier this week accusing Greitens of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman in 2015.
Allegations of sexual misconduct are likely to be revived during the special session. Lawmakers also will be looking into whether Greitens misused a charity donor list for political fundraising and committed other campaign finance violations.
Attorneys for the governor want the right to question witnesses during legislative proceedings.