Mo. lawmakers could begin Gov. Greitens impeachment process

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time since Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to is impeachment.

The first-term Republican governor was indicted late Thursday on felony invasion of privacy. The charge stems from an extramarital affair he had with his hairdresser in March 2015, before he was elected.

Prosecutors allege Greitens took a compromising photo of the woman without her consent. Greitens has admitted to the affair but says no crime was committed.

Legislators are reconvening Monday. House Republican leaders say they’ll form a group of lawmakers to investigate the allegations and determine whether the governor can lead the state amid the felony case. Greitens’ attorney said he welcomes the investigation.

House leaders didn’t specifically mention impeachment, a process that must begin in the House with an investigation.

 

 

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