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House impeachment committee to meet with lawyer this week

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SDPB

A two-day session on whether impeachment articles against Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg begins Tuesday.

A majority of the proceeding will take place behind closed doors.

The group is looking at Ravnsborg's conduct following a fatal car crash that left South Dakota resident Joseph Boever dead. The attorney general pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors.

The committee appointed Rapid City attorney Sara Frankenstein as special counsel for the group.

Republican Speaker of the House Spencer Gosch says the meetings will be discussions between the committee and its attorney.

“Our special counsel will be there. As with everything, this will be the first meeting with have with our special counsel,” Gosch says. “So, we just need an opportunity to sit down and discuss matters with her and how to proceed forward.”

The first day of the House Select Committee on Investigation will be in executive session. At the end of day two the group will convene publicly for discussion and further action.

Gosch says these two meetings are only the beginning for the impeachment inquiry.