Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks with reporters after introducing a new program that will deal with the violence problem in St. Louis during a press conference in St. Louis on July 10, 2017.

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Committee Investigating Greitens to Issue Report Next Week

House Speaker Richardson says finalized report will be released to public.

April 05, 2018 - 5:35 pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - House Republicans leading the investigation into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say the committee will issue a report next week.

Republican Rep. Jay Barnes and House Speaker Todd Richardson released statements after Democrats said the report -- due for completion this weekend -- would not be released Monday as planned.

There are five Republicans and two Democrats on the committee, which has until Sunday to finish its work. The deadline can be extended if needed.

Minority Floor Leader Gail McCann Beatty says she hopes the delay is short.

"I want to make sure that we present the public with an accurate report because that's what we've promised," Beatty says. "We didn't say we're going to take any position one way or the other, but we owe it to the public to give them that information."

House Speaker Todd Richardson says the finalized report will be released to the public.

The investigation comes after allegations that Greitens took and transmitted a photo of his ex-mistress without her consent. A St. Louis grand jury in February indicted Greitens on a felony charge of invasion of privacy.

Additional allegations not included in the investigation are that Greitens blackmailed his ex-mistress. He denies the blackmail.