The committee has subpoenaed Gov. Eric Greitens and the woman he had an affair with in 2015 to testify the first week of June.
During the first hearing of the special session, the committee investigating Greitens read testimony from the woman accusing him of taking an illicit photograph of her without consent.
The fate of the criminal charges against the governor have no bearing on the special legislative session's investigation on his alleged misconduct.
Sen. Roy Blunt said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday Greitens has been accused of reprehensible actions, but the official criminal and legislative processes should determine if Greitens stays in office.
Washington University in St. Louis became aware of potential issues with the grant after the aide's testimony was released as part of a legislative investigation into various allegations against the Republican governor.
"This path is not the one that I would have chosen for Missourians or my colleagues," House Speaker Todd Richardson said. "Unfortunately, this is where the facts led."
The paper trail for Greitens' lakeside home winds through multiple LLCs and donors.
A former staffer of the nonprofit said taking the report for political purposes was “a misuse, as far as The Mission Continues is concerned."
Greitens and his legal team singled out portions of her court deposition to bring into question her testimony before lawmakers that the relationship wasn't consensual.
Defense attorney Jim Martin said Missouri Times owner Scott Faughn provided the first $50,000 payment to Al Watkins' law firm in January.
The order came in a criminal case in which Gov. Eric Greitens is accused of taking a photo of the woman in a compromising position without her consent and threatening to release the photo if she revealed their affair.
Hawley's response to Greitens' petition said the governor has "unclean hands" and a restraining order would raise "grave separation-of-power" concerns.
Attorney Al Watkins, in an interview after a court hearing for one of the two felony cases involving Greitens, said a courier delivered each $50,000 payment to his suburban St. Louis office in early January.
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"This seems to be a governor who carries a grudge, so there may be some considering that," political scientist David Kimball said on why some lawmakers are staying mum about Greitens.
The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge alleging Greitens took and transmitted a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an extramarital affair in 2015.
Greitens is taking more heat as more call on him to resign in light of continued scrutiny of his alleged misconduct.
A member of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's staff picked up the package Thursday and alerted administrators when they discovered a powdery green substance.
Around the state
Senators did make progress on a separate bill to limit punitive damages in lawsuits, but the bill represents a compromise.
A 22-year-old Springfield man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Federal officials have cited a Georgia-based charcoal manufacturer for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at two Missouri plants.
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