Barnes confirms subpoenas have been used in Greitens’ investigation

Transcription of meetings to be released after the conclusion of the investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Detailed information regarding the progress of the House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens is being tightly restricted, with Rep. Jay Barnes providing an update without giving any substantive information away.

He would not disclose how many witnesses had been interviewed, who has been interviewed, who will be interviewed, or if the probe has been expanded.

He did confirm that the committee has exercised their power to subpoena witnesses but did not provide any further information.

“We are moving quickly,” Barnes said. “We have had five hearings in two weeks, spoken to a number of witnesses, there are additional witnesses with whom we plan to speak.”

The investigation is expected to be completed within the 40 day time period allotted in the House Resolution.

“But I’m going to put an asterisk by that, you can always find some fact out that causes further delay,” said Barnes.

There has been a court recorder at the hearings, transcribing the meetings. The transcriptions will be released at the conclusion of the investigation — barring redacted information.

Watch the full press conference below.

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