Alabama House committee to discuss Bentley impeachment probe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is meeting to discuss the ongoing impeachment investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley.

The committee on Tuesday afternoon is to hear an update from special counsel Jack Sharman and discuss his proposed changes to the committee’s rules of procedure.

Committee members will vote on a number of proposed changes. One specifies that the governor’s attorneys would not have the right to cross-examine any witnesses who testify before the committee.

The committee is considering whether there are grounds to impeach Bentley, and will make a recommendation to the full House of Representatives.

Twenty-three House members signed impeachment articles in April after Bentley’s fired law enforcement secretary accused him of having an affair with a staffer and of interfering with law enforcement business.

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