Impeachment committee wants Gov. Bentley to testify

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (Credit: WKRG)
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (Credit: WKRG)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An impeachment committee demands Gov. Robert Bentley testify under oath on an improper relationship between himself and a staff member.

The House Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday that it sent a formal demand for the governor to provide deposition-like testimony to the committee’s special counsel on Nov. 9.

Committee Chairman Mike Jones said the committee wants a, “clear, truthful record from the governor and his staff” and he looked forward to the governor’s cooperation.

The committee is investigating if Bentley committed any impeachable offenses. The probe was launched after the governor’s former law enforcement secretary accused the governor of having an affair with a staffer and of interfering in law enforcement business.

Bentley admitted to inappropriate behavior, but denied having a sexual affair and the other accusations.

The committee also asked to take testimony from three administration members.

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