Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, plans to address the Missouri General Assembly on Monday afternoon in the Capitol.
Lawmakers will caucus before then, and Austin says there may be more information available after they meet.
A spokeswoman for Parson did not respond Friday to a request for the new Republican governor’s opinion on whether Missouri lawmakers should continue to investigate Greitens now that he is a private citizen and not the state’s top elected official.
Parson’s speech may mark the end of the special session, which lawmakers initiated in a historic move to investigate Greitens. The House investigation was seen as the start of potential impeachment proceedings, though Greitens’ decision to step down ended that process.
House lawmakers, led by Barnes, R-Jefferson City, repeatedly asked Greitens’ attorneys if and when the former Navy SEAL, charity founder, author and motivational speaker would answer questions under oath. Greitens never did.
The House also asked for documents from the Greitens for Missouri campaign and from A New Missouri, Inc., the social welfare nonprofit formed by Greitens’ senior campaign aides.
Specifically, the House issued subpoenas asking the nonprofit and the campaign to produce:
- Communications between the two entities
- Employment records for both
- Communications with the Internal Revenue Service for both
- Correspondence with donors or potential contributors for both
- Receipts for paid advertisements and ad content from the nonprofit
- Communications “to, from, about, or relating to Eric Greitens” or one of his associates from the nonprofit
- Any policies for “coordination or communication between A New Missouri, Inc. and Greitens for Missouri and employees or agents of Greitens for Missouri.”
Greitens’ campaign fought back. A judge issued an order enforcing the House’s subpoenas but issued a temporary hold after Greitens resigned.
The House dropped its subpoenas earlier this week, and the case was dismissed — but lawmakers may reopen it later.
The top Democrat in the House has called for additional probes into the secretive nonprofit.
“The dark money influence on Missouri government is so strong that Eric Greitens abruptly resigned the governorship after five months of steadfast defiance rather than risk the public learning the identities of his secret donors,” said Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City. “To safeguard the integrity of our democracy, the investigation into this corruption must continue.”
The House may need to restructure its investigation if it wants to keep probing Greitens. The committee’s organizing document authorized lawmakers to investigate and report on “Governor Eric R. Greitens,” a task that would need to be amended now that he has resigned.