Lawmaker rules bar Greitens’ witness questions

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri legislative panel considering whether to try to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens has endorsed rules that would prohibit Greitens’ attorneys from cross-examining witnesses.

Greitens’ lawyers expressed concern Tuesday that the rules could undermine public confidence in the legislative process. The rules endorsed by the House panel still need final approval from the full chamber.

In the meantime, the House committee plans to publicly read aloud the criminal court testimony of a woman who had an affair with Greitens. The woman has accused Greitens of taking an unwanted picture of her while she was partially naked and of coercing her into sexual activity.

Her grand jury testimony and depositions have not previously been released.

Greitens has acknowledged an affair but denied criminal wrongdoing.

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