Committee to investigate Greitens allegations to meet Friday at JCPD

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (Circa/File)

The Missouri House committee to investigate allegations of the governor have scheduled another meeting.

The House investigative panel will conduct its second meeting Friday at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson City Police Department

Wednesday’s hearing marked the first official action by the house committee looking into invasion of privacy allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens is accused of taking a picture of his mistress while she was in a state of undress during an encounter in the spring of 2015 and threatening to distribute it if she spoke of their affair. The governor has admitted to having an affair but has denied criminal wrongdoing. A St. Louis grand jury last month indicted the governor on a felony invasion of privacy charge.

The panel took the unusual step of meeting at Jefferson City police headquarters rather than in one of the hearing rooms at the Capitol. Committee members voted Tuesday night to close the hearing. Members arrived at the police department shortly before 8 a.m. KRCG 13 reporters also saw a silver SUV drive into a police department garage surrounded by four officers. Committee members would not answer reporters’ questions.

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