Week in review: Where does Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stand?

Posted at 8:31 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 09:31:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was an interesting week in St. Louis and Jefferson City with new developments in the cases against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and talk circling about possible impeachment in the Missouri legislature. 

Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson said he will have enough signatures to call a special session to consider the possible impeachment of Gov. Greitens. 

In a significant development, Rep. Richardson said he has bipartisan support to force the special session. 

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Rep. Richardson needs 123 votes to call the special session. With only 112 republicans, democrat support is the only way to make this happen. 

"Everyone thinks things will happen on a timeline. The reality is the process of talking to members and collecting signatures from 163 members in town takes time. The process is on track and where we expect it to be," Rep. Richardson said. 

More news this week came out of St. Louis court.

The investigator who questioned the alleged victim in the invasion of privacy case against the governor, invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not answer questions from attorneys for Gov. Greitens. 

The investigator met his new attorney the day of the deposition and asked to delay it, but the judge denied his request. 

41 Action News also learned from Rep. Richardson that the special house committee investigating Gov. Greitens is close to releasing a second report. 

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Richardson said this report will include information about the investigation into the charity founded by the governor. 

This week the special House committee hired a former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice to be legal counsel. 

Here are a couple things that still hang in the balance:

A judge has not decided if he will grant the temporary restraining order Gov. Greitens filed for against Attorney General Josh Hawley. 

A judge also has not decided if he will assign a special prosecutor to oversee the computer tampering charges against Gov. Greitens. 

The invasion of privacy trial is in three weeks.