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Missouri House panel investigating Gov. Greitens set to meet

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Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to the media after meeting at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church in St. Louis.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to the media after meeting at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House committee tasked with investigating Gov. Eric Greitens is set to meet for the first time.

The special panel is scheduled to convene Tuesday for an organizational meeting.

The bipartisan panel was formed by GOP House Speaker Todd Richardson in response to the Republican governor's indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair in 2015.

The House panel will be able to use subpoenas issued by Richardson to compel testimony from witnesses. Some of that testimony could be closed to the public to protect the identity of certain witnesses.

The committee has 40 days to issue a report, although that could be extended.

Depending on the results, the committee's findings could be used to initiate impeachment proceedings against the governor.

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