Alabama governor testifies to grand jury; inquiry unclear

AP News
Posted: Jul 14, 2016 6:20 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has testified before a grand jury, according to a person briefed on his appearance. The revelation comes a day before legislators were to meet to push forward with efforts to impeach him over his relationship with a former aide.

Bentley appeared Wednesday. The person was not authorized to discuss a secret grand jury proceeding publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Montgomery Circuit Judge Gene Reese on May 23 granted a request from the attorney general's office to convene a grand jury to investigate "certain matters." The request was filed by the head of the division that investigates public corruption. The grand jury was to be assembled July 11.