Missouri to launch special session on Greitens allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - 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.

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