JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
Missouri lawmakers have subpoenaed Gov. Eric Greitens to testify before a special panel considering whether to try to impeach and remove him from office.
The chairman of the House investigatory panel announced Friday that it has subpoenaed Greitens to appear before the committee on June 4.
The Republican governor has so far declined to testify before the committee, which has been investigating allegations against him since March. A Greitens’ attorney said Friday that she did not know whether he will comply with the subpoena.
Lawmakers are looking into claims of sexual misconduct, misuse of a charity donor list for political fundraising and other campaign finance allegations against Greitens.
The interactions between lawmakers and the governor’s attorneys have grown increasingly heated this week during public committee hearings.
Tempers are flaring between Missouri lawmakers investigating allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens and the attorneys who represent him.
During a House committee hearing Friday, Republican Rep. Curtis Trent tried to introduce documents provided to him by Greitens’ attorneys. The documents relate partly to phone records of a woman who had an affair with Greitens.
But other committee members strenuously objected. They denounced it as the latest attempt by Greitens’ team to release only "cherry-picked" evidence.
Committee Chairman Rep. Jay Barnes had a heated discussion with Greitens’ attorney Michelle Nasser about why Greitens’ lawyers hadn’t complied with the committee’s more far-reaching subpoena for documents.
Trent was recently appointed to the investigative panel.
An expert who analyzed Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ cellphone says he found traces of three photos from the day Greitens initiated a sexual encounter with a woman, but all three were "benign."
Forensics expert Brian Koberna testified Friday to a Missouri House committee trying to determine whether to bring impeachment proceedings against Greitens.
A woman has testified that Greitens bound, blindfolded and took a photo of her while she was at least partially nude in the basement of his home on March 21, 2015.
Koberna said he found traces of three deleted photos on that date that were "absolutely benign." He said it’s possible there were more deleted photos for which traces no longer exist.
Koberna analyzed Greitens’ phone for a criminal case against Greitens that has since been dismissed.
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