Impeachment committee wants sworn testimony from governor

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Posted: Oct 26, 2016 5:38 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is demanding that Gov. Robert Bentley give sworn testimony next month as it investigates whether he committed any impeachable offenses in his relationship with a former aide and his dealings with his fired law enforcement secretary.

The committee announced Wednesday that it sent a formal demand for the governor to provide deposition-like testimony at the office of the committee's special counsel on Nov. 9. The committee also asked for testimony from three staff members.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones said lawmakers want "a clear, truthful record from the Governor and his staff."

The governor's attorney, Ross Garber, is expected to issue a statement about the testimony demand.