Committee won’t delay release of Greitens report, Barnes says

The Missouri lawmaker leading a special committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens said he will not delay the release of his group’s findings next week.

That word from Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, came one day after Greitens’ attorneys requested the legislative committee withhold the findings of its investigation until after Greitens’ criminal trial, which is scheduled to begin May 14 in St. Louis.

Greitens’ attorneys said information in the committee’s report could bias potential jurors and “disseminate incomplete, false and misleading information” about the Republican governor. Greitens faces felony charges of invasion of privacy stemming from a 2015 extramarital affair, during which he allegedly photographed a sexual partner without her consent.

Greitens’ team said he is willing to provide testimony to the committee, but only after his criminal trial concludes.

However, Barnes said his group “is on track” to release the report according to schedule.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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