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The Wall Street Journal: Missouri legislators to hold special session to consider impeaching governor

Missouri’s Republican-held House and Senate called a special session to consider impeaching embattled GOP Gov. Eric Greitens.

The decision Thursday comes amid mounting pressure on the governor to resign over criminal charges that he tied up and photographed an undressed woman with whom he was having an affair, without having obtained her consent. He has also been charged with felony computer tampering over his alleged use of a charity donor list during his 2016 campaign. His trial begins in St. Louis on May 14.

The special session will begin on May 18 and could last for up to 30 days.

“The process has monumental consequences, and the gravity of what we are commencing is not taken lightly,” said Senate Leader Ron Richard, a Joplin Republican.

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