Governor Greitens has waived his right to face a Missouri House committee investigating him and says he will answer the panel’s questions after his criminal trial finishes.
House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty is not buying the governor’s statement.
A House committee has released a report describing the governor’s former mistress alleging violence and sexual misconduct by Greitens. A judge could decide this week whether to dismiss the governor’s criminal case based on prosecutors allegedly withholding a videotaped interview of the woman.
Republican leadership in both chambers wants to call a special session, which would require 75-percent of legislators supporting the move. Potential punishment involves Governor Greitens’ former mistress accusing him of physical aggression, sexual manipulation, and blackmail.
Greitens says the investigation underway by a bipartisan House committee is a political witch hunt.